ONES TO WATCH
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.
JEAN-KEVIN AUGUSTIN ( RB Leipzig)
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.
LEON GORETZKA ( Schalke)
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.