In a nation that produced the latest batch of World Cup winners, swathes of young talent continue to roll off the talent line.
The endless argument surrounding a lack of English talent in the Premier League will continue to rumble on but over in Germany there is no such problem.
Rather than develop their own talent, English sides continue to pay exorbitant prices for Bundesliga’s finest exports.
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The eventual completion of Baba Rahman’s transfer from Augsburg to Chelsea will take the total figure past €100m for this summer, even without Kevin De Bruyne’s anticipated switch to Manchester City.
Yet rather than spend big on their own signings, most clubs will continue to develop their promising youngsters.
Powerhouses Bayern Munich remain the obvious exception in buying Douglas Costa and Arturo Vidal, while Bayer 04 Leverkusen spent €12m on Charles Aranguiz, but they are the three largest fees among Bundesliga clubs this summer.
So who is the next batch of young stars being nurtured in Germany’s top division? We take a look at five midfielders who could soon become on the radar of England’s clubs for fees not too dissimilar so those talked about for De Bruyne.
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