Last week, we saw the top young talents in the Bundesliga who are ready for the next stage in their careers. This week, we focus on the top young talent in France's Ligue 1.
Often times, the elite clubs will look to smaller leagues like France and Germany for some of the stars of tomorrow. The current crop of talent in Ligue 1 features some of the most sought-after youngsters in World Football.
Last summer, most of the major moves around Ligue 1 were domestic transfers. Yoann Gourcuff moved to Lyon from Bordeaux for €22m, while Loic Remy, and Andre-Pierre Gignac both moved to Marseille for around €30m.
Exciting young prospect Raphael Varane has been snatched up by Real Madrid, while most other most notable transfers have remained domestic so far.
Reported Arsenal target Kevin Gameiro moved to PSG, while Liverpool target Dimitri Payet moved to Lille.
With some of the most promising young talents currently plying their trade in France, expect some of Europe's elite clubs to start the bidding.
Here are the top 10 young talents in Ligue 1 poised for new clubs.
What hasn't been said about Eden Hazard already? To ,he is the "next Messi," while others attest he is the "next Ronaldo."
Either way, Hazard is loaded with potential and doesn't have the attitude of young talent Neymar, or the over-inflated price of Alexis Sanchez.
Hazard is one of the most talked about transfer targets, and it is only a matter of time before he moves on to a top club.
Linked with almost every top club, his €22,500,000 valuation won't stop the bids coming Lille's way.
Most Likely Destinations: Literally, every top club.
Still only 21, Mamadou Sakho has almost made a century of appearances for his club PSG.
A strong, powerful, and physical defender, Sakho is considered one of the top young defensive center backs in World Football.
Certain clubs are in desperate need to patch some holes in defense. Being young, and French; Sakho fits all the categories to be a typical north London signing.
Although, Sakho is not an unknown player, and his €16,000,000 + transfer fee might be very untypical Arsenal fashion.
Newly rich club PSG will be hesitant to sell one of the best young defenders around, but a change of scenery might interest the young Frenchman.
Most Likely Destinations: Arsenal, Barcelona.
Another strong and imposing French center defensive midfielder on France's conveyor belt of youth talent, Yann M'Vila has a very bright future ahead of him.
Excellent physical strength, a great ball winner and composure like a seasoned professional are among his attributes. M'Vila's game has escalated to such levels due to his maturity and overall knowledge of the game.
His performances for Rennes this year surely have helped his stocks rise. Valued at approximately €15,500,000, M'Vila would be a great addition to any team's back line.
Most Likely Destinations: Liverpool, Manchester United.
Standing at 1.89 meters, Etienne Capoue is the type of player any team would want. Deployed mainly as a defensive midfielder, Capoue reads plays as they develop, and is powerful and strong enough to break them up.
His offensive side of the game may not be as polished as his defensive traits, but under proper tutelage, Capoue could become a real World class box-to-box midfielder.
Capoue comes at a reasonable price of € 8,000,000, and he would likely repay the fee, and double his worth.
Most Likely Destinations: Schalke 04, Lazio, Bayern Munchen.
An overall well-rounded midfielder, Moussa Sissoko is a tall center midfielder with a powerful presence. Sissoko is often described as being the new Patrick Viera; a compliment that is becoming seemingly true.
Sissoko has been consistently improving at Toulouse, and some of Europe's top clubs have noticed.
At a rather low cost of €10,000,000, Sissoko is a low price, high reward type of player that Manchester United would be interested in. Although, a host of English clubs are also said to be interested in the young Frenchman.
Most Likely Destinations: Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool.
Deployed predominantly as a left midfielder, Frank Tabanou can also play left back. In a similar playing style to Fabio Coentrao, Tabanou is quick, agile, and has a decent eye for goal.
Tabanou's versatility make's him an attractive option for many clubs, as does his €4,500,000 transfer fee.
Most Likely Destinations: Newcastle, Atletico Madrid, West Ham
A very creative, and technically gifted attacking midfielder, Marvin Martin has great vision and poise, despite his small stature.
Dubbed as the "French Xavi" or the "New Ribery," Martin is France's new play-making hope, and his 17 assists last season have helped his cause.
French powerhouses Lyon and Marseille have already noticed Martin's potential, and its only a matter of time before Europe's elite start their pursuit of the talented Frenchman.
His current estimated value of €7,500,000 is only likely to increase significantly.
Most Likely Destinations: Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund.
Virtually unheard of before this past season, Moussa Sow is undoubtedly one of Europe's best free transfers.
This sturdy, strong, and pacy forward was the league leading goalscorer in Ligue 1 last year. Not bad for a a player who had no real proven goal scoring record when he was signed by Lille.
Sow's 25 goals were made possible by the quality of service that Gervinho and Eden Hazard provided on the wings.
Sow is too aggressive and brash to mesh in Italy or Spain, but his style would suit the fast-paced EPL quite nicely. A reported €12,000,000 would be enough to land the Senegalese striker.
Most Likely Destination: Arsenal, Newcastle.
Yet another strong, imposing, and physical defensive midfielder, which makes him of course comparable to Patrick Viera.
Blaise Matuidi brings far more than fierce tackles and strong challenges, though. Matuidi is more of a deep lying playmaker who transitions play between the defense and the attacking midfield.
Currently 24 years old, Matuidi will want to weigh his options, as he might have accomplished all he can at Saint-Étienne.
Reportedly, Matuidi is in high demand from some top clubs. Don't be surprised if he moves away from Les Verts this summer.
Most Likely Destinations: Liverpool, Newcastle, Arsenal, PSG.
Football is in Andre Ayew's DNA.
His father was Ghanaian legend Abedi Pele, and he is the nephew of Kwame Ayew and Sola Ayew, both of whom are former international football players.
His brother Jordan plays at Marseille with Andre, and his other brother Ibrahim plays for Belgian side Lierse.
For now, Andre has the edge on his little brother Jordan, but Jordan is believed to have the greater potential of the two.
After a few stunning performances in the Champions League, Ayew was praised by pundits alike, including Sir Alex Ferguson.
At only 21, Andre still has plenty of potential, and many clubs will be willing to take the risk for only €10,000,000.
Most Likely Destinations: Bayern Munchen, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund