South American football's characterized by being the cradle of great players. Lionel Messi, Neymar, Sergio Agüero, Paulo Dybala, Roberto Firmino, Casemiro, Federico Valverde, Luis Suárez, Alexis Sánchez and Arturo Vidal, for example, are just some of the brilliant players from the region that shine in Europe. Now, who are the five great jewels that South America has and that in the next pass market will be transformed into reinforcements of clubs from the Old Continent?
At 21 years old, the young forward of River Plate has proven to be one of the great promises of Argentine and world football. His ability to adapt to different positions, arrival on goal and understanding of the game place him as the first footballer on this list with the possibility of emigrating to Europe in the next transfer market.
Patrick de Paula
With enviable physical power, coupled with great quality and precision as a distributor of the game in the Palmeiras midfield, this 21-year-old is undoubtedly one of the great promises of soccer in South America. He was key in several games of the last Copa Libertadores, where the Brazilian team was crowned champion of the competition.
The 17-year-old Peruvian right-back works for Alianza Lima. In recent days, his file has been acquired by the Manchester City investment group and everything suggests that we will soon see him playing on European soil or, failing that, in one of the clubs that are strategic partners of the British entity. He has enormous potential and has already played the Copa Libertadores de América as a starter for Alianza Lima in more than one international match.
Another Brazilian on the list. With 9 goals in 30 games and a Libertadores Cup obtained at his short 18 years, Palmeiras' right winger already has the eyes of many European clubs on him. Some journalists are encouraged to compare him as the "new Coutinho", although he does not want to be compared to anyone and dreams of writing his own story.
This 19-year-old Brazilian center forward has technique and a scoring nose. He comes from having a great tournament with Santos, the runner-up obtained in the last Copa Libertadores de América. He is on the roster of the Brazilian team and the press of his country imagines him in the short term playing in Europe.