Most clubs in the world invest quite a lot in their own youth set-up and academy for one reason: it helps when a youth player is groomed for the first team and can integrate smoothly. There is a need to have big squads in modern-day club football because of the various competitions and demands. Youngsters get a chance to prove themselves at the highest level. One such player who has proved his caliber at such a level is Mario Goetze.
Despite being just 19 years of age, Goetze has already established himself as one of Borussia Dortmund's best players. He played a major role in helping them clinch the Bundesliga title the previous season. Though the German midfielder is a superb player, his moves in the future will also determine the trajectory of his career. Bad transfer moves often deteriorate a player's confidence.
Goetze will attract the attentions of some of the biggest clubs in the world, but he has to make the right decision for his future. Continue reading to discover 25 other youngsters who could become the next big breakout star.
Note: Since the article title is regarding Goetze, all defensive players have been excluded from this article though strikers are also included.