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  • February 03, 2023

Players to Watch Out for in Europe in 2023

There is a new crop of superstars year in and year out, and 2023 promises even better. We witnessed the rise of Erling Haaland, Jude Bellingham, Jamal Musiala, Mykhailo Mudryk, and Rodrygo, among other players who have taken Europe and the world by storm. 

Here are some under-21 players who are set to make headlines for their clubs this year with Betway.

Moisés Caicedo (Brighton & Hove Albion and Ecuador - 21)

After Yves Bissouma left Brighton, the 21-year-old all-action, energetic central midfielder has taken centre stage. Caicedo has already earned 28 caps for Ecuador. He became the first player born in the twenty-first century to score in CONMEBOL World Cup qualification in 2020.

Alejandro Garnacho (Manchester United and Argentina - 18)

The incredibly gifted wide player, whose quick footwork has quickly prompted comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo, has made his way past prominent players into the United starting lineup. Based on his League and Europa League performances, he seems to be just getting started.

Nicolas Seiwald (Salzburg and Austria - 21)

The midfielder has already won two Austrian titles and played for Salzburg for more than 13 years. He has played 59 times for club and country in a standout season of 2021–2022, and his grit and all-around play have caught the eye of elite European clubs. It won’t be long before he follows in the footsteps of other former Salzburg players like Haaland and Sadio Mane.

Xavi Simons (PSV Eindhoven and Netherlands - 19)

He is a quick-thinking goal scorer and brilliant creator. His resolve to expedite his growth by leaving Barcelona and then Paris has paid off with an electrifying first season at PSV. He had scored ten goals by mid-October, earning a straight World Cup debut for the Oranje. Bet with Betway for the young Dutch to continue scoring for PSV this season.

Kenneth Taylor (Ajax and Netherlands - 20)

The central midfielder is another jewel from the Ajax school. Taylor, another U17 European champion, has established himself as a regular scorer this season and has the composure and deft passing technique that define every Ajax midfielder.

Destiny Udogie (Udinese and Italy, on loan from Tottenham - 20)

In his debut season at Udinese, the wing-back scored five goals in 35 Serie A games, which convinced Spurs to move ahead of the competition and buy him. He has since been loaned back to Udinese and has flourished for Italy's U21 team.

Lesley Ugochukwu (Rennes and France - 18)

Ugochukwu, a nephew of former Rennes player Onyekachi Apam, grew into the first team gradually in 2021–2022 and has grown even more this season. The combative midfielder has been likened to the influential Patrick Vieira for his muscular and defensive qualities.

Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta and Italy - 19)

The centre-back, who is just 19 years old, has established himself as a starter for La Dea this year and attracted considerable attention from top European bigwigs. His commanding presence, tactical acumen, and capacity to play as a holding midfielder have further enhanced his chances. Atalanta are currently pushing for a European finish in the Serie A, and you can bet on all matches on the Betway platform.

Gonçalo Ramos (Benfica and Portugal - 21)

Goals have followed him in continental and domestic leagues this season, following past successes at U21 and UEFA Youth League levels. He is good at pushing and hold-up play. He became the youngest player to score a hat-trick  at a World Cup since 1962 as he scored a hat-trick in his first Portugal appearance.