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In this feature piece, Essentially Sports takes a look at five of the most exciting players under the age of 21, who have created a stir in the footballing world after their exploits in Europe’s top leagues this season. These players have displayed consistent performances throughout the season and have been instrumental to their respective clubs. With the amount of talent they possess, one only hopes that these wonder kids will go on to fill their enormous potential.So without further ado, here are five of the brightest young prospects in European football.

5. Ousmane Dembele (Borussia Dortmund)

“I’ve never seen such a talented player before.” These were the words stated by BVB general manager  Hans-Joachim Watzke about his latest recruit from the summer transfer window, Ousmane Dembele. Given the performances of the young prodigy this season, we are inclined to believe Mr. Watzke. At 19 years of age, Dembele has made a fantastic start to his career at Dortmund. Having signed in the summer from the French side, Stade Rennias Fc, the Frenchman is proving to be indispensable to the German outfit. Dembele has registered a total of 6 goals and 11 assists in the Bundesliga this season.  He has also completed the most number of take-ons in the Bundesliga this season.Pretty impressive stats for a nineteen-year-old. If Dembele can manage to maintain his stellar form for the next few years, Dortmund stands a real chance to dethrone Bayern Munich as Germany’s best football team.

Ousmane Dembele has enjoyed a wonderful debut season at the Signal Iduna park. (Getty Images)
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