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Franck Kessie

Age: 20

Nationality: Ivorian

Club: Atalanta

Kessie is big, strong and athletic midfielder who has gradually made a name for himself with Atalanta in the Italian Calcio.He spent last season on loan to Cesena in Serie B but has had a breakout year in Serie A which has seen his stock rise like a phoenix.

Kessie is easy as an attacking midfielder but is said to be more favoured with a defensive midfield position. The 20-year-old also scores his fair share of goals and is the quintessential modern day midfielder-no wonder Chelsea are splashing the cash for the former Stella Abidjan starlet.

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Ramadan Sobhi

Age: 19

Nationality: Egyptian

Club: Stoke City

Sobhi the Egyptian Neymar by the local media Sobhi can play from midfield.He made his debut for Egypt against Tanzania in 2015 and scored the only goal as Egypt beat Nigeria 1-0 to book a place at Gabon 2017.

The 19 year old boy has technical skills well beyond his age and is one of the players that Egypt are hoping will take them back to the peak of Africa football.

Latif Blessing of Liberty Professionals celebrate goal during the Ghana Premier League week day 28 between Liberty Professional vs Wa All Stars playing on the 11th September 2016 ©Christian Thompson/BackpagePix

Latif Blessing

Age: 19

Nationality: Ghanaian

Club: Liberty Professionals

Blessing’s frame can be deceptive but the Liberty Professionals striker attacking midfielder is a joy to watch on the field of play. The 19 year has shown he can also score a variety of goals when deploy from the wings or through the middle.

A fantastic player the talented striker emerged the top scorer in the Ghana Premier League last season and was named the Player of the Season, an incredible feat considering that was his first full season playing in the top flight.

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Kessie is big, strong and athletic midfielder who has gradually made a name for himself with Atalanta in the Italian Calcio.He spent last season on loan to Cesena in Serie B but has had a breakout year in Serie A which has seen his stock rise like a phoenix.
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