The 8 Most Prolific Under-21 Talents in Europe's Top 5 Leagues This Season

If you're good enough, you're old enough. That's what these eight top talents have been proving across Europe this season. No players under the age of 21 have been more prolific in 2016/17... Age: 21 Bundesliga Goals: 14 The goals of Timo Werner have given RB Leipzig an excellent chance of going from Germany's second tier to the Champions League in the space of just one year. This is already the striker's fourth season of senior football after initially making his professional breakthrough at...

Thomas Lemar

Age: 21

Ligue 1 Goals: 7


Diminutive attacking midfielder Thomas Lemar has emerged as one of Europe's top talents since joining Monaco from Caen in 2015 and has scored seven Ligue 1 goals this season.


He's one of the many reasons the principality club have been more prolific than any other club in Europe's top five leagues in 2016/17.

Sandro Ramirez

Age: 21

La Liga Goals: 7


Sandro Ramirez left Barcelona for more regular first-team football. He's found it, to a degree, since joining Malaga and has scored seven times in La Liga in his 18 starts for the club.


He's already played more league games for Malaga in less than one season than he did across two full seasons in the first-team at Barça.

Patrik Schick

Age: 21

Serie A Goals: 7


What's interesting about young Czech forward Patrik Schick's goal return for Sampdoria this season is that six of his seven Serie A strikes have come off the bench.


The 21-year-old, who moved to Italy from Sparta Prague last year, has only started five league games in 2016/17, making him a real impact player.

Serge Gnabry

Age: 21

Bundesliga Goals: 10


Following a failed loan spell at West Brom last season, it took German winger Serge Gnabry to turn his back on England and return home to rediscover his form.


He's been on fire since joining Werder Bremen last summer and has scored his 10 Bundesliga goals from roles all over the pitch. He's excelled in a central forward role.

Giovanni Simeone

Age: 21

Serie A Goals: 10


Prior to joining Genoa in Italy at the start of the season, Giovanni Simeone was mainly known for two things. Firstly, as the son of Diego Simeone, and secondly, for the truly awful haircut he once had at River Plate.


Now, he's making headlines for the right reasons and is Serie A's most prolific youngster.

Kylian Mbappe

Age: 18

Ligue 1 Goals: 11


The brightest light in Monaco's shining array of exciting, fresh talent, Kylian Mbappe has taken French and European football by storm this season.


The teenage prodigy, already likened to a young Thierry Henry, only celebrated his 18th birthday in December and has been tipped for huge things in the near future.

Dele Alli

Age: 20

Premier League Goals: 14


Dele Alli has proven that he is by no means a 'flash in the pan' after enjoying an even better second season with Tottenham than had during his debut campaign in 2015/16.


The former MK Dons talent has benefitted from playing in a more advanced role in the last few months, allowing him to link up more closely with Harry Kane.

Timo Werner

Age: 21

Bundesliga Goals: 14


The goals of Timo Werner have given RB Leipzig an excellent chance of going from Germany's second tier to the Champions League in the space of just one year.


This is already the striker's fourth season of senior football after initially making his professional breakthrough at Stuttgart back in 2013.

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