Bundesliga rising stars

The Bundesliga starts back up tonight after the winter break. We review some of the bright young prospects within the league, focus is on young players who have already broken onto the scene and therefore have PB/in-play dividend potential as well as price increase potential. 

Kai Havertz - Currently priced £5.44 - The 19 year old German wonderkid appeared on our Young Europa league prospects in mid December when priced at £3.84 and has continued to improve. The central midfielder has contributed to 9 Bundesliga goals(6 goals & 3 assists) in 17 games this season and 31(13 goals & 18 assists) in 71 overall which is very impressive for someone with 5 months left as a teenager. He has also got 2 full international caps and been one of the stars of the Europe league this season with 3 goals & 3 assists in just 4 games(3 starts). He has been labeled the 'new Toni Kroos' and recently been linked with a January move to either Man City, Real or Bayern, suspect that he may not move until the summer though.

Dayot Upamecano - Current price £2.01 - The 20 year old French defender is rated as one of the best prospects in Europe, he has played regular football this season with 13 Bundesliga & 4 Europa League games with a who scored rating of 6.87 & PB average of 74. Was linked with a move to Southampton in early Jan and may see some more interest before the window closes.

Evan Ndicka - Current price £1.11 - The 19 year old Frankfurt defender has played regularly this season following his move from Auxerre with 21 games already, has decent PB average of 70 & whoscored rating of 6.82.

Matheus Cunha - Current price £1.71 - The 19 year old Brazilian forward is a bright prospect, he joined RB Leipzig at the start of the season for £13.5m following an impressive season in the Swiss league with 10 goals & 8 assists in 29 games. He has been used mainly as a sub in the league hence his poor PB average of 36(his best score is 153) but did score in one of his two league starts and scored 3 in his 6 Europa league starts. Expect him to feature a bit more in the 2nd half of the season.

Dan-Axel Zagadou - Current price £2.56 - The 19 year old French central defender has established himself as a regular and started 9 games on the trot before getting injured early December. Hasn't played since but looks likely to return this week. His whoscored rating is 7.38 in the league this season and although his PB average is only 54 he has scored a 235, 213 & 153 this season.

Joelinton - Current price - £2 - This 22 year old Brazilian forward has been in great form this season with 8 goals & 5 assists in 23 games across all competitions. His who scored rating is 7.39 and 7.41 in the Bundesliga which ranks him as 5th best player and highest young player(under 23 year old). Bargain!

Valentino Lazaro - Current price £1.29 - The 22 year right sided Hertha Berlin player who mostly plays as a full back has played 17 league games this season with 2 goals, 3 assists, a who scored rating of 7.19 & PB average of 80. He has currently been linked with AC Milan, Inter & West Ham.

Ibrahima Konaté - Current Price £1.23 - The 19 year old RB Leipzig central defender has played 18 times already this season with a Whoscored rating of 7, he has also started the last 8 league games so seems to have cemented his place. He has just signed a new deal so looks unlikely to be involved in any transfer talk.

Dodi Lukebakio - Current price £1.50 - This 21 year old right winger is currently on loan at Fortuna Dusseldorf from Watford. After spending the first 7 games of the season in and out of the team and being used mostly as a sub he has featured in the last 10 games mostly as a forward starting 8 and scoring 6, he also has 4 goals from his 2 cup games. Recently been named Bundesliga young player of the month for December, if he continues this progress surely he will be primed for the first team squad at Watford next season.

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