The Top 10 Breakthrough Players In Europe’s Top-flight In 2020

The Top 10 Breakthrough Players In Europe’s Top-flight In 2020

Regardless of what the year 2020 served us with, the football world did enjoyed watching the players who broke through in the year, while they also wait on them to develop from been a youngsters to superstars.

Having said that, the football world is usually blessed with top players season in, season out, as such when youthful footballers breakthrough and go on to establish themselves in their respective teams, it gives the fans joy and some sense of bragging right against other fans.

Every professional football clubs in the world uses numerous exploring systems or tactics in scouting young talent, with the hope that in the long run such player would blossom into a world class player. However when they don’t work out, that still won’t deter the club in scouting more.

So today on Sportyleagues, we’ll chronicle ten players who breakthrough in the year 2020, despite the year been an eventful one in the world of football.

  • Ronald Araujo – (Barcelona)

The year 2020 was no doubt a torrid year for the Catalan giant, from the narratives of former club President Bartomeu resignation till he finally left, to the exit of Lionel Messi, to the injuries of top players and their inconsistency in matches.

Prior to the injury of Gerrard Pique, the Nou Camp side were a bit solid at the back, but when he picked up an injury the backline of Barcelona was in shambles, couple with the injury of Samuel Umtiti. Since then the young Uruguayan centre back, who had his debut in 2019 against Sevilla has stepped into the backline to steady the ship with the Frenchman Thomas Lenglet.

The Top 10 Breakthrough Players In Europe’s Top-flight In 2020

So far so good, without mincing word Ronald Araujo has been one of the brightest player of Barcelona in the year in review, delivering top-notch performances in a torrid season for the Blaugrana. Should he continue in that impressive form in this new year, then perhaps he might be one of the defender to watch out for as he progresses in his career wether as a Barcelona player or elsewhere.

  • Carlos Solar – (Valencia)

The year 2020 is one ugly year the Los Che would want to forget in a hurry, because it was a year they suffered internally in terms of administration, financially, and the departure of their top players which gave the opportunity to player like Solar.

Carlos Solar wouldn’t have had an immense and impressive 2020, if club captain Dani Parejo had remain at the club, but thankfully to the departure of Parejo in the summer to Villarreal which makes the 23 year old midfielder stepped up his game and also maturing into been a leader to the Mestalla side.

Following the exit of superstars like Parejo, Coquelin both to the Yellow Submarine, Godfrey Kondogbia to Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid, and Ferran Torres to Manchester City, it was expected that Los Che would suffer top quality play in the middle of the park and leadership wise. However, fortunately for them Solar was moved into a more central midfield role, and since he hasn’t disappointed the Mestalla fans with five goals and four assists to his name.

  • Gonzalez Pedri – (Barcelona)

The thought of every football club is, when they get a talented player such player should come good for them in the end. As such, when the Blaugrana got the 18 year old from Las Palmas, they knew they’ve gotten themselves a talented player who could become a superstar.

However, having seen how swift he has grown in his understanding of the game at such age, it’s comes as some sort of mystery to the Catalan giant. In the year 2020, Pedri has no doubt been the orchestrator in Chief in that Barcelona team, and he seems to be growing with each passing match of his Barcelona career.

One crucial thing that has also been working for him, is the fact that he’s been one of the player in the Barcelona team that seems to understand Messi better, which has been evident in some of the matches they played together delivering mind-blowing performances that got Messi thrilled. Many Blaugrana faithful have also predicted that, should he continue with this kind of trajectory, he would be Barcelona’s future star someday.

  • Eduardo Camavinga – (Rennes)

The Top 10 Breakthrough Players In Europe’s Top-flight In 2020

The French national team were known for often parading African born players who possesses top quality, reason why Camavinga’s case isn’t different. The young lad broke into the Rennes first team at the age of 16, and at such a delicate and maturing age of a football player much isn’t expected of them in terms of impressive performances.

However, in Camavinga’s case he defies the odd and went on to become the engine room and brain box of Rennes’s midfield in 2019 down to the year in review. Since his debut season, Camavinga has grown into an elegant player on the ball, delivering consistently impeccable performances all season which makes him been linked to top clubs in Europe.

Should Camavinga continue delivering consistent performances for Rennes, the rumor’s about his link to Real Madrid might in the end becomes a reality which would see him don the white jersey of Los Merengues as the heir to the Brazilian Casemiro.

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  • Bukayo Saka – (Arsenal)

The Top 10 Breakthrough Players In Europe’s Top-flight In 2020

Saka is arguably the next best player behind their captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal in 2020. The winger has truly established himself as first team regular after making his debut last season, delivering double digit goals and assists in 29 appearances across all competition for the Gunners.

Even though the Gunners has been going through a torrid time in the Premier League, yet the English international continues to win lot of plaudits from the Arsenal’s faithful all over the world. The future of Saka is clearly a bright one, should he up the ante of his pace, confidence and intelligence on the ball.

As we entered into the new year today, lot of responsibility is placed on the shoulder of teenager as Micheal Arteta and his boys hope to bounce back from their horrendous form.

  • Luis Milla – (Granada)

Milla may not be playing for one of the elite clubs in Europe, however he’s one of the best midfielders in LaLiga SmartBank last season which he carried down to the top-flight when he earned himself a move to Granada last summer.

Since he move to Granada, their marriage has been a fruitful one delivering consistent performances, which has make him been named as the club’s most consistent performer this season. In fact Milla has also took his form down to the Europa League for ‘El Grana’.

With his impressive form and performances, if we conclude that he’s the reason why Granada has been among the top ten team on LaLiga table, we won’t be wrong. Hopefully, we might get to see more of top-notch display from the 26 year old as the season progresses in Spain and Europe.

  • Billy Gilmour – (Chelsea)

The Scottish star may not be the go to man for Frank Lampard, when picking his first team, however the teenager his no doubt the Blues real deal as a club which has been quite evident in some of his performances in 2020.

Gilmour signed his first professional contract with the Blues not quite long, which would last until 2023 and having shown a glimpse of what he could do with the ball at his feet then he looks destine for a future at the Bridge. He hasn’t also give up in fighting for a spot in the first team, by making sure he challenge and delivers a decent performances anytime he got the opportunity to play.

The Top 10 Breakthrough Players In Europe’s Top-flight In 2020

Looking back at his performance in the FA Cup against Liverpool, Chelsea can be rest assured that Gilmour is the kind of player that could go on and dictate the pace of play in that Chelsea’s team in the future.

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  • Renato Tapia – (Celta Vigo)

Renato is another player that isn’t playing for one of the biggest club in Europe, yet he has been an important player for the Galician side. The Peru international joined Celta last summer and he has since impressed in all of his all round play for Celta Vigo.

If there is any manager who should be thankful of Tapia’s form, then he should be Chacho Coudet. Since Coudet took charge of the managerial post in November, the Peruvian has been an integral member of his team and also played a key role as the lone defensive minded midfielder in the team.

Prior to Coudet arrival Celta Vigo has been a team struggling with form, however since he joined them he’s been able encourage the players and helped them understand his coaching attacking philosophy.

  • Bryan Gil – (Eibar)

More often than not loaning a player out to garner experience and also have more playing time, don’t usually work out sometimes for both club and the player. However, the case of Sevilla loaning out Gil is one of the best decision they settled for.

When top and regular player like Fabian Orellana left the club, it seems that the club would crumble without the creativity of their former star. However, fortunately for Eibar the Sevilla loanee stepped up for them and shown why there is so much talk about him at his home team.

So in 2020 Gil delivered impressive performances for Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side, as such as the season progresses much more would be expected of him.

  • Alphonso Davis – (Bayern Munich)

If there is any player that has enjoyed playing under a new manager, then his the Canadian left back. The Bavarian giant left back his one of world football players that took the Bundesliga and European Competition by storm with his impressive performances under the tutelage of Hansi Flick.

Davis broke through the Bayern Munich first team, despite having veteran players like David Alaba and the likes in the team. However, those big figures didn’t deterred the young Canadian in showcasing how domineering he could be on the left hand side of Bayern defense.

In a five man list of the world best left back in football, Davis name would certainly pop up between one to three position not for anything, but because of how fantastic he’s been in 2020 for the Bavarian giant.

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The world of football has no doubt seen lot of players, shone out great performances, however the above players listed are basically picked based on our opinion. If you feel otherwise, feel free to draw up your own list in the comment box.

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