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Producing a class football players in the world
As we know that Argentina is one of the countries to producing a class football player in the world, besides Brazil. Of course, many already know that Diego Armando Maradona is a living legend of Argentina who has succeeded as a professional football player. His successor is no less great, namely Lionel Messi. La Pulga is the best talent of this century along with Cristiano Ronaldo. His achievements and skills are not in doubt.
Many other Argentine players have become a mainstay in Europe's top clubs such as Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala, and Angel Di Maria. They are able to compete with other world class players from other countries.
In the 2019/2020 season, there are several young Argentine talents who have shown their abilities in Europe's top competitions. They are able to contribute maximally to the club they defend. And here are 5 Argentine footballers who have shone in the 2019/2020 season.
1. Exequiel Palacios
This young midfielder was indeed bought by Bayer Leverkusen from River Plate in January 2020, for 21.5 million euros. However, it did not take long for the 21-year-old to adapt to Germany football. He is a versatile player in midfield. Apart from playing as a central midfielder, he also can operate as a defensive midfielder as well as an attacking midfielder behind the attackers.
During the previous two seasons in the Argentine League, he was one of the best midfielders in terms of passes. Not only that, so far with Leverkusen he has been able to provide a breath of fresh air in the midfield. With his long and short passing skills, plus excellent defensive ability and speed.
He fits Peter Bosz's style very well at Leverkusen.
2. Lautaro Martinez
This young attacker is a hot commodity for Inter Milan, as he has been reported as being targeted by Manchester City and Barcelona. This 22-year-old football player has the potential to become a mainstay of La Albiceleste and also become a top striker.
Since being bought by Inter from Racing Club for 23 million Euros in the summer 2018, his goal scoring statistics have improved. In the 2018/2019 season he scored 6 goals in serie A. In this 2019/2020 season, he scored 11 goals in serie A from 35 matches he played. He is the top scorer at Inter after Romelu Lukaku in serie A 2019/2020.
Under the tutelage of Antonio Conte, he was able to adapt to a 3-5-2 formation. He was paired with Lukaku on the front lines of Inter and became a mainstay of the Nerazzurri in all competitions.
3. Nehuen Perez
The defender who has born in 24st June 2000 has actually been bought by Atletico Madrid since 2018. However, he was immediately loaned to Argentions Juniors and FC Famalicao in the 2019/2020 season.
At that club, although in the league he still has to compete to occupy the starting line-up of the club nicknamed Vila Nova, his potential as a potentially future defender for Argentina is already visible.
Perez has played both as a center-back and right-back in this season. He is having a good passer, capable of aerial duels well. Also, he has a good at 1 on 1 and capable of playing aggressively. What he needs to improve is he vertical passes and his sometimes less controlled emotions. However, this aspect can still be improved considering that he is still very young.
It will be interesting to see if he will be able to play well with Atletico next season. And be able to become a mainstay defender for Argentina in the future.
4. Emiliano Buendia
Even though Emiliano is still only playing in the 2019/2020 Premier league season, he is able to show his quality with Norwich City even though his team had to be relegated to the Championship. He is the best assist provider for Daniel Farke's squad by packing 7 assist In the Premier league this season.
He is able to play as a left and right-wing, to a playmaker or attacking midfielder. Its main advantages are good passing, key passes, dribbling, reliable set-piece takers who can contribute to the teams defense.
In the Premier league this season, he was able to deliver 33.9 passes per game with an accuracy of 81%. Its dribble accuracy is up to 71% and it is capable of performing 4.4 tackles per game. Quite impressive record for a player who has just tasted the most competitive league in the world.
5. Lisandro Martinez
This left-handed player is a young talent who has enough prospects for the future. Even though he had just arrived in the summer of 2019, he was able to perform well with Ajax Amsterdam.
Appearing for the first time in the Dutch Eredivisie, his ability was able to steal the attention of Ajax supporters. His record in the 2019/2020 Eredivisie is quite good, he played a total of 24 times by packing 2 goals and 1 assist.
Its main strengths are good dribbling and excellent pass accuracy. He is able to operate as a left back, central defender to defensive midfielder.
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