Tag Archives: Generation Next

Justin Kluivert: Like father like son for Ajax’s hottest new talent

Recognise the name? Justin Kluivert has to deal with the increased scrutiny of being the son of Dutch legend Patrick Kluivert. One of Europe’s best strikers, Patrick Kluivert represented major clubs such as Barcelona, Milan and Ajax, going on to score 40 goals in 79 appearances for the national team. Now it is Justin who […]

Alban Lafont: Meet the sensational teenage goalkeeper lighting up Ligue 1

Generation Next is a regular feature on Just Football profiling the best upcoming young players in world football, the stars of tomorrow. Recently we have scouted Franck Kessie and Malang Sarr on these pages, next up meet Alban Lafont – the teen stopper making waves over in France… Within football, it is often stated that […]

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From Alex Iwobi to Donnarumma: The JF70 Team of the Year so far

All this season, we have been covering the exploits of our #JF70 best young players in Europe to watch in 2016/17, with regular updates on their performances. Some of the 70 have impressed us more than others, but who has impressed us enough to make our #JF70 Team of the Year (so far)? Read on to find out, […]

Franck Kessié: Meet the Ivorian wonderkid watched closely by Chelsea and Manchester United

Generation Next is our regular feature on Just Football profiling the best young talents in the world. And here’s another to keep an eye on – Atalanta’s bustling midfielder Franck Kessie… Last summer, when Genoa former coach Gian Piero Gasperini made the move to Atalanta, after seven wonderful years spent in Liguria (interjected by spells […]

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AFCON 2017: 10 promising African young talents to watch at the Africa Cup of Nations

It’s nearly here! The Africa Cup of Nations 2017 kicks off this weekend and it’s a tournament we love and have covered in detail in the past on Just Football. Ahead of this year’s edition in Gabon here are a selection of promising young African talents that have risen to prominence and could play an essential […]

Malang Sarr: Meet the Nice young wonderkid watched by Arsenal and Chelsea

Generation Next is our regular column on Just Football profiling the best and most exciting young talents you need to know about in world football. Check the archives here if you don’t believe us. After our most recent scouting report of AC Milan starlet Manuel Locatelli, let’s head over to the south of France to […]


Manuel Locatelli: Meet the AC Milan starlet dubbed Italy’s next top-class midfielder

AC Milan have long had a strategy based around recruiting Italian, homegrown, quality players. This is especially true if we look at the last five years. A noble premise, no doubt, but as time has shown, the plan hasn’t quite borne fruit for the rossoneri during this period. But, finally, things are changing. Look at […]


Christian Pulisic: Why Liverpool and Barcelona are lining up for the young saviour of American soccer

#GenerationNext, our regular series on the most exciting young talents in world football, continues now on Just Football with a look at American wonderkid Christian Pulisic. Who is he? And why are some of Europe’s biggest clubs already circling? Despite the rapid rise of the US Men’s National Team in the last 20 years, many […]


Generation Next: Alexander Isak – Meet Sweden’s talented heir to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

#GenerationNext is our regular feature on Just Football looking at the best upcoming young footballers to keep an eye on. Teenage striker Alexander Isak is making waves in Sweden. We take a look at the wonderkid many are (perhaps predictably) dubbing the next Zlatan… It’s not very often that a player from the Sweden Allsvenskan […]