10 European Under-21 Stars in the Making

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10 European Under-21 Stars in the Making
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While Spain proceeded to dominate the recent European Under-21 Championships, beating Italy 4-2 to lift the trophy for a fourth time, a wealth of talent from across the continent was on show.

Headlines were grabbed by well-established stars such as Barcelona’s Thiago Alcantara - a hat-trick hero in the final - and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea.

But beyond the well-known names and faces, a host of young players from a range of nations caught the eye and reminded the watching world what they’re capable of.

Here we take a look at ten such stars in the making, who will be looking to grab the attention of Europe’s biggest clubs and become household names themselves over the coming seasons.

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