Paul Wanner, Germany, Group A (16, Bayern Munich)
Paul Wanner, a 16-year-old sensation who made his Bundesliga debut at the age of 16 years and 15 days, has a promising future ahead of him. This aggressive midfielder, who was born in Dornbirn, Austria, and has already made four appearances for the first team, has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Thomas Müller in the future. In his age group, he has already made four appearances for the first squad and scored three goals. He will be one of the Mannschaft’s leaders.
Sidney Raebiger (17 years old, RB Leipzig), Tom Bischof (16 years old, Hoffenheim) and Arijon Ibrahimovic are also worth watching (16 years old, Bayern Munich)
Avi Turgeman, Israel (17 years old, Hapoel Tel Aviv)
During the competition, Israeli defender Avi Turgeman will be one of the hosts’ leaders. He is a critical element of Israel’s defense and is strong in duels, but he can also contribute from set-pieces, having scored three goals in nine appearances. For his side to come out of this difficult group, he’ll have to be extremely strong.
Also worth watching: Shaban, please (17 years old, Maccabi Haifi)
Alessandro Bolzan (Italy) (17, AS Roma)
Argentinian-born Alessandro Bolzan is the captain of AS Roma’s U17 team, scoring 11 goals in 15 games.
Interesting numbers for the right-handed winger, who has 13 goals in 25 games after a strong season. This competition is the ideal method to boost his profile outside of Lazio and demonstrate that AS Roma must continue to support him on his path to the first team. During this exercise, he was promoted to U18.
Luca Di Maggio (17, Inter Milan), Vincenzo Onofrietti (17, Borussia Dortmund), and Luca Lipani are also worth watching (16, Genoa).
Tim Flick, Luxembourg (16 years old, Eintracht Frankfurt)
Tim Flick will be studied closely in a shockingly strong Luxembourg team that eliminated England in the qualifiers. The striker, who is expected to have a bright future, can also contribute in the middle as an attacking midfielder. The Eintracht Frankfurt player, who has two goals in four appearances for the Duchy, will hope to pull off a surprise in a difficult group.
Also worth watching: Ruben Ferreira Moreira (16 years old, Karlsruhe) or Thomas Souchard (16 years old, Karlsruhe) (17 years old, FC Metz)
Asen Mitkov (Bulgaria, Group B) (17 years old, Levski Sofia)
If there is one player on the Bulgarian side that the French squad must keep an eye on, it is Asen Mitkov.
The 17-year-old playmaker, technical leader, and biggest threat to his team is already playing in his country’s first level. With Levski Sofia, he has been used nine times and is expected to add more weight next year. He will influence the tempo with his squad.
Also worth noting: Raychev, Roberto (Slavia Sofia)
El Chadaille Bitshiabu, France (16 years old, PSG)
While thriving in the Youth League, the 16-year-old center-back made his first-team debut this season and has been called up to the big boys.
He has only been used three times in official competitions (2 in the French Cup and 1 in Ligue 1) and is progressively integrating into the club. He will be an important member of the French team.
Warren Zaire-Emery (16 years old, PSG), Mathys Tel (17 years old, Stade Rennais), and Elyaz Zidane are also worth watching (16 years old, Real Madrid)
Antoni Milambo (Netherlands) (17 years old, Feyenoord)
At 16 years, 4 months and 9 days old when he joined Feyenoord last August, the attacking midfielder has already played two Europa Conference League matches and has been promoted to the U18 and U21 squads. The Rotterdam native, who is already seen as the club’s future, will be closely watched for his propensity to hurt between the lines and devour spaces.
Also worth watching: Mike Kleijn (17 years old, PSV Eindhoven) or Isaac Babadi (17 years old, PSV Eindhoven) (17 years old, Feyenoord)
Oliwier Slawinski, Poland (17, Zaglebie Lubin)
Oliwier Slawinski is a talented and effective Polish striker who represents the next generation of Polish footballers. The Zaglebie Lubin player has made three appearances in the first team this season, having been selected since the U14s and regularly outclassed with the past. He has been captained seven times and has five goals to his credit. He aims to continue to flourish with his selection.
Also worth a look: Kacper Smiglewski (16, Jagiellonia) and Jakub Lewicki (16, Jagiellonia) (17, Polonia)
Enock Agyei (Belgium) (17, Anderlecht)
With Anderlecht’s U21 team, the small (1m72) and active winger from Belgium and Ghana is now outclassed. He has only two caps with the U17 squad, despite being close to the first level. They were, however, well worth it, scoring three goals against Estonia (8-1) and three goals against Bosnia and Herzegovina (6-0).
This competition may have contributed to its recent meteoric ascent in power.
Malick Fofana (17 years old, La Gantoise), Kyriani Sabbe (17 years old, Club Brugge) and Arthur Vermeeren are also worth watching (17 years old, Antwerp)
Jovan Milosevic, Serbia (16, Vojvodina)
Serbia, which is known for its training and ability to quickly bring in new players, has a strong team for 2017 Euro. The striker Jovan Milosevic and his meter 90 will be found up front. The Vojvodina player has 5 goals and 4 assists in 7 caps and is a standout at club level. He is ahead of the game with 15 goals in 12 games with the U17 squad and 7 goals and 2 assists in 12 games with the U19 team.
To be confirmed for this competition, where he will serve as his team’s offensive leader.
Also worth watching: Stankovic, Aleksandar (16 years old, Inter Milan)
Yarek Gasiorowski, Spain (17 years old, Valencia)
The Murciélagos left-back is more than just a competent defender who thrives on contact. The Spanish control tower will have his work cut out for him during this competition, with strong technical ability and a long, high-quality game. Valencia is in a difficult situation, as his contract only runs until June 2023, but he is already attracting interest from a number of clubs.
In 11 appearances for the Spanish youth team, the player of Polish descent has scored one goal.
Also worth a look: Iker Bravo (17 years old, Bayer Leverkusen), Javier Boar (16 years old, Atlético de Madrid) and Mahamadou Susoho (17 years old, Atlético de Madrid) are three of the best young players in the world (17 years old, Manchester City)
Turkey: Can Uzun Survive? (16 years old, Nuremberg)
Arda Güler was clearly meant to be Turkey’s top player in this championship, but he was injured. He entrusted Can Uzun with the task of leading his squad to victory. Nuremberg’s versatile offensive midfielder, who has 5 goals in 9 appearances, is vying for a spot in the U19 team after a XXL season in which he scored 22 goals in 19 games with the Nuremberg U19 team.
Also worth watching: Efe Arda Koyuncu (17, Bayern Munich) and Kenan Yildiz (17, Bayern Munich) (16, Istanbul Basaksehir)
Denmark’s Zidan Sertdemir is in Group D. (17, Bayer Leverkusen)
The dynamic Danish midfielder, who joined Bayer Leverkusen from Nordsjaelland for 2.5 million euros last summer, has already proven his talent with the Pillendreher at U19 level. He has already made three appearances in the Bundesliga and has been identified as a future player after two successful seasons. He’s already earned two caps for the U19 national squad. As a result, he will have to lead Denmark in the competition dressed as a manager and an experienced player (in comparison to the rest of his squad).
Also worth watching: Theo Sander (17 years old, Spezia) or Julius Beck (17 years old, Spezia) (17 years old, Aalborg)
Dario Essugo, Portugal (17, Sporting CP)
Dario Essugo, who debuted for Sporting CP on a Liga Bwin pitch in March 2021 at the age of 16 years and 6 days, is a phenomenon of precocity. The sentinel, who was already overwhelmed in U18 and U19, will bring maturity to his training despite only appearing in the first team twice this season. Ruben Amorim and his club hope that he will be able to assert himself in this competition and get some experience in the future.
Also worth watching: Diogo Monteiro (17 years old, Sporting CP) or Rodrigo Ribeiro (17 years old, Sporting CP) (17 years old, Servette)
Rory Wilson, Scotland (16, Rangers)
Rory Wilson, who was born in 2006, plays for Glasgow Rangers’ U17 and U19 teams.
The striker will have to be realistic in a tough group after being outclassed and being involved in 8 goals in 8 caps with the Tartan Army. His destiny, however, will not be written in Scotland, as several clubs will compete for his services, including Aston Villa, where former Rangers coach Steven Gerrard is at the top of the list. For him, this competition will be similar to a job interview.
Also worth watching: Dylan Reid (15 years old, Motherwell) or Bailey Rice (15 years old, Motherwell) (17 years old, St. Mirren)
Jardell Kanga, Sweden (16, Bayer Leverkusen)
Jardell Kanga, a product of Brommapojkarna (Swedish D2), hopes to follow in the footsteps of players like Albin Ekdal, Dejan Kulusevski, and John Guidetti, who have all captained the Swedish national team.
He was signed for 500,000 euros in January and has already been promoted to the U19 level, indicating that he is a quality player. With three goals and one offer in nine games for the versatile striker in the national team, it’s also rather intriguing.
Paul Wanner, Germany, Group A (16, Bayern Munich)