One of Chelsea's loan boys has somehow made France Football's top 12 youngsters


In the year of 2017, a number of young footballers have exploded onto the scene and made a huge impact across Europe.

The likes of Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, Gabriel Jesus and Marco Asensio have all dazzled at the highest level.

With the current era dominated by the duopoly that is Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, it is refreshing to see so many bright young stars that should compete for the highest personal accolades on offer.

Mbappe was rightly awarded the Golden Boy award a few weeks back due to his stunning performances for AS Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team.

The young striker will become the second most expensive player of all time when PSG pay his €180m fee next summer.


Probably due to Mbappe's emergence on the scene, France Football magazine in his homeland have comprised a list of the 12 "new monsters" that they believe will dominate the sport for the foreseeable future.

Amazingly, Neymar's partner in crime is the only man from Ligue 1 to make the cut.

Serie A also only have one nominee, with AC Milan's highly-rated teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma featuring.

La Liga doesn't do much better, with Dembele and Asensio the only players included. Vinicius Junior also makes the cut, with the young Brazilian having already signed for Real Madrid but is currently on-loan at Flamengo, so I guess you can say three are included.

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In what will surely be a great PR campaign for England's top-flight, four Premier League stars feature, with Jesus, Dele Alli and Leroy Sane all featuring.

However, the big shock is the other name to feature and he's one of Chelsea's many players out on loan across Europe.


Unsurprisingly he is at Vitesse Arnhem and his name is Mason Mount. Not exactly a household name is he.

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He's yet to make a senior appearance for the Blues or the Dutch side, but he has scored two goals in just five substitute appearances in the Netherlands.


What makes it more amazing is that Manchester United's Rashford misses out, a player who has excelled at senior level for quite some time now.

Maybe those at France Football are just not fans of the England international.

The other three names to make the list are Maximiliano Romero, Matthijs de Ligt and Gustavo Viera. All somehow rated higher than Rashford.

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