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Nadiem amiri ( Hof­fen­heim)

A mem­ber of the Deutsch­land un­der-21 squad that won the Euro­pean crown, this Ger­man­born son of Afghan par­ents is an at­tack­ing mid­fielder of al­most lim­it­less po­ten­tial.


Paris Saint-Ger­main may re­gret not plac­ing enough faith in a striker who was the star turn as France won the 2016 Euro­pean Un­der-19 ti­tle, let­ting him leave for just 13m.

FIN BARTELS ( Werder Bre­men)

The winger turned front man was key in his side go­ing from no-hop­ers into a com­pet­i­tive force in the sec­ond half of last sea­son. Full of ideas, he makes things hap­pen.


A star of the Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup, the mid­field all-rounder is strong in the tackle, cre­ative and a cool fin­isher. Is said to have agreed to join Bay­ern Mu­nich in 12 months’ time.

KAI HAVERTZ ( Bayer Lev­erkusen)

The 18-year-old mid­fielder has been com­pared to for­mer na­tional-team skip­per Michael Bal­lack af­ter dis­play­ing the same ma­tu­rity and com­fort on the ball.

Joshua Kim­mich ( Bay­ern Mu­nich)

Com­fort­able in de­fence or mid­field, he has been ear­marked to step into the right-back shoes of nowre­tired Bay­ern skip­per Philipp Lahm this term.

max­i­m­il­ian PhiliPP ( Borus­sia Dort­mund)

Bought from Freiburg for

20m this sum­mer, the Ger­man un­der-21 is an ex­cit­ing at­tack­ing prospect. He is nim­ble and ef­fec­tive in any num­ber of po­si­tions.

marvin Plat­ten­hardt ( Her tha Ber­lin)

The 25-year-old left-back made his in­ter­na­tional de­but in a friendly against Den­mark in June and was a mem­ber of the coun­try’s suc­cess­ful Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup squad.

si­mon terodde ( Stuttgart)

Top scorer in the sec­ond tier last term with 25 goals, the tow­er­ing striker’s chal­lenge now is to main­tain those sharp­shoot­ing stan­dards at a higher level.

Jetro Willems ( Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt)

Lured from PSV for 6m, the left-back is still only 23 but has crammed a great deal into his short ca­reer, with six sea­sons in the Ere­di­visie and 22 full caps for Hol­land.

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