June 27, 2022 || 3:54 pm

Vinicius, Haaland, or Saka – Who was the best young player, of the 2021-22 season..?

Goal takes a look at the, top 10 young players of the 2021-22 season…

In the ever-changing world, of football transfers, we have seen players like Lionel Messi, depart for free, Sadio Mane joining Bayern, Munich for a meagre £35m, whereas Atletico Madrid, who a,re known to be frugal spenders, pay more than £100m for, an unheralded talent like Joao Felix.

Their city-rivals Real Madrid, have also significantly overhauled their transfer policy an,d are now spending large chunks of their b,udget on ‘futuro galacticos’ rather than bringing established, superstars. They spent £38.7m to sign an 18-year,-old Vinicius Jr. which is a record for a U-19 player. And they are, reaping dividends as the forward had been i,n electrifying form in the 2021-22 season and even scored th,e winner in the UEFA Champions League final, against Liverpool.

Manchester City had no qualms, in paying £51.2m for Haaland after he scored 86 goals in, 89 games for Dortmund. Moreover, they, have another young sensation in Phil Foden who has grown in stature, under the guidance of Pep Guardiola and won the, PFA Young Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons (2021, 2022). Whereas, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka is just 20, but is already a key member of Mikel Arteta’s squad and has, played every single match in the Premier League in 2021-22.

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