These players have exceeded all expectations in international football.
Lautaro Martínez, Shon Weissman and Gabriel Martinelli. / Photos: instagram.com/lautaromartinez, instagram.com/shonweissman9, instagram.com/ga_martinelli01
LatinAmerican Post | Laura Viviana Guevara Muñoz
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It is only the second month of the year, and several players have called our attention for their great performance on the court. They play in important teams, most of them do not exceed 25 years, and have scored and given assists. They are wooing fans, and they have earned a place in the starting lineup of the teams. This is why from LatinAmerican Post we present to you the newest revelations of international football.
1. Lautaro Martínez
This Argentine soccer player took off and demonstrated all his talent in the Racing of Argentina. He entered the team in 2015 and left in 2018, after playing 61 games, scoring 27 goals and making 6 assists. In the same way, he is absolute within the selection of his country, in which little by little he won the confidence of coach Lionel Scaloni and managed to be summoned to play the Copa América. In the championship, Argentina won third place and Martinez managed to score two goals.
After a transfer for more than 25 million euros, the striker arrived at Inter Milan, after important teams such as Borussia Dortmund and Atlético de Madrid played with this jewel. Now, the Argentine, who has 17 entries and has played 27 games, could reach Barcelona. According to 90min, the player could arrive in the next transfer market to Barcelona, his performance, “the numbers of the former Racing Club de Avellaneda and his projection are his best presentation card” according to the same medium.
2. Erling Braut Haland
Compared to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the 19-year-old Norwegian striker, he conquered not only the leagues in Norway or Austria, but now he is shining in the German Bundesliga. He was crowned with the Golden Boot, after participating in the U-20 World Cup and thanks to his good performance he was able to debut in the selection of seniors in Norway.
Now, he shines in Germany and in Borussia Dortmund and he keeps breaking records. According to Caracol Radio, just six days after his debut, the Norwegian could make five goals in 60 minutes of play, and as if this were not enough, the average score is only 22 minutes, making eight goals in four games played, according to As. According to SportBild, it is believed that in 2021, the Norwegian could reach the ranks of Real Madrid, since “in the summer of 2021 he will activate a clause that would allow him to change where he plays in exchange for an amount set at 75 million euros ”, so the Spanish team would be in the front row betting on him.
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3. Shon Weissman
After passing through several teams in Israel, this forward arrived at the Austrian Bundesliga in 2019. Being the top gunner of the Wolfsberger AC, with 17 goals, in the last winter market, his name rang for the first Spanish league, nevertheless the same player affirmed to the newspaper La Ola, that "there were consultations of Spain, but that really did not interest me".
Thanks to his skills, Leganés and even Valladolid, showed interest in this “9” that does not move away from the area and knows how to handle the ball and save it from the lines that indicate the end of the field. However, Iran's long-term goals are other, "the first thing is to qualify for the European Cup and then I could go to Dortmund," he says.
4. Gabriel Martinelli
The 18-year-old Brazilian, and current Arsenal striker, began his football career at the Brazilian club, Ituano, and then moved on to the British team. However, the player revealed that he could be part of Barcelona when the Catalan team invited him for fifteen days to train, but they never made an agreement to play for the Blaugrana team.
Now, the young footballer has earned his spot in the initial eleven of Arsenal, has made ten goals and four assists, in just 23 games. He also had the luxury of matching (and soon beating) the record that Nicolás Anelka imposed in the 1998/1999 season: that “a player under 20 years of age achieves 10 scores or more,” according to Latin Ball. Thanks to his good performance in the club, and the intentions of Real Madrid to sign him, Arsenal is expected to shield his contract with a renewal.
5. Francisco Trincão
The 20-year-old Portuguese currently plays for Sporting Braga. However, in July 2020, he will go to Barcelona, because in the last winter market, the Catalan club bought him for 31 million euros until 2025, with a termination clause of 500 million euros, according to La Vanguard.
Trincao has shown his talent in the minutes that the Portuguese club has given him, so far this season he has played 22 games and has made four goals and six assists. As highlighted by La Nación, he plays "as a right winger to take advantage of his speed and trims towards the center with his skillful leg, his left foot." We will have to see how the young player plays in one of the most important clubs.