The season has ended, the positions decided and the trophies are given out. Now what? Euros of course, but other than that we take a look at the wonderkids who were touted to be the next generational talent.
We take a look at their form last season:
Juventus FC // Dejan Kulusevski // 21 // Sweden
The 21-year-old Swede spent the entire 2019/20 season on loan with Parma, having previously played for Atalanta and subsequently Juventus, who bought him from Bergamo in January 2020. Kulusevski has a strong background; he was named Serie A Young Player of the Year after scoring 10 goals and assisting 9 times in 36 appearances for Parma. Pirlo turned towards the young lad in the 20/21 season. He played 47 matches for the Italian side scoring and assisting 7 each. Not a bad start for such a young player.
FC Internazionale Milano // Lucien Agoume // 19 // France
In the 2019/20 season, Agoume appeared three times as a substitute for Inter's senior squad in Serie A, as well as numerous times for Inter's Under 19 Primavera team. Agoume had already made 15 starts in Ligue 2 for Sochaux in 2018/19, as well as 25 caps for France at the Under 17 level before he signed for Inter in the summer of 2019. Inter had a wonderful season without a doubt, snatching the league after a long wait, but Lucien Agoume didn’t have a season to cherish. He was loaned out to Spezia Calcio where he played 12 matches but didn’t have a jaw-dropping performance.
Atalanta BC // Ebrima Colley // 21 // Gambian
In 2019/20, the 21-year-old Gambian made five Serie A appearances, all as a substitute, and netted his debut goal for the club in a 6-2 home triumph over Brescia on Matchday 33. Colley was a key player of Atalanta's 2019/20 Under 19 Primavera title-winning team, scoring 12 goals and adding four assists while playing in several positions, including his favourite left-wing and centre forward. Last season he was loaned out to Hellas Verona where he played 25 matches, mostly as a substitute where he scored twice over the season.
AC Milan // Matteo Gabbia // 21 // Italian
In 2019/20, the 20-year-old Italy Under-21 international made nine appearances for the Rossoneri. Gabbia had a fantastic opportunity to rebuild himself as a first-choice back up with his fellow central defenders being prone to injuries. 2021 saw him play a total of 13 games for the Rossoneris getting two yellow cards in the process. He didn’t have a season to remember.