Players to Watch in 2018 – Scout report: Youri Tielemans – Monaco’s new star in the making

Having burst onto the scene as a fresh-faced teenager learning his trade in Belgium, Tielemans quickly became one of Europe’s most coveted youngsters. The 20-year-old made a brave and calculated decision to ignore interest from Europe’s elite, instead opting to continue his development in France with the Ligue 1 champions – having secured a £20m move in the summer.

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Scout Report: Kylian Mbappé | Monaco’s prized asset

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Despite financial firepower adding questions over the competitive edge between PSG and their main rivals at the top in Ligue 1, there’s no disputing the sheer number of talented youngsters within France’s top tier. Kylian Mbappé, who flourished as France’s under-19 side enjoyed glory in the European Championships over the summer, is expected to feature on a more regular basis at club level – after bursting onto the scene last term. Continue reading