The word ‘Germany’ always sounds synonymous with the word ‘development’, not just in terms of technology or machinery but none more so than in the development of young football players and their nurturing. The land has been the abode of blooming youngsters since time immemorial and hasn’t stopped producing them yet. Their World Cup triumph last year wasn’t just an indication of their power but also of their capacity to groom young players. Almost every single German player that was a part of that squad was developed in the Bundesliga. And I bet my life that the Die Mannschaft may just end up winning it again 3 years on in 2018.
And here, we present to you Germany’s 7 best Under 21 talents, who currently ply their trade in the Bundesliga, or elsewhere.
7. Timo Werner- VFB Stuttgart
Here’s a man who may be relatively unknown, when compared to the others, but is just as effective and dangerous as them. Werner is 19 and is a left sided attacker or a striker and is a very difficult customer to deal with, if you’re a full back or a centre half
He’s scored twice and has assisted once for Alex Zorniger’s Mercedes Benz based side, but his abilities are something that tell more about them than his stats. He’s made 5 starts and 3 starts from the bench and has created 9 chances. The Stuttgart number 19 is a very active character and never stands still for a second on the pitch. He’ll always look to do something or the other, either on the ball or off it.
He’s a Spurs target and at the age of 19, his future looks very bright indeed.