Do you want to write a scouting report for eyefootball.com? contact us!
Raphael Varane will be a name that is familiar to many who watch La Liga. But to many fans of British football, Varane has yet to have made the name for himself that he will surely achieve on a global scale in the very near future.
20-year-old striker Niclas Fullkrug has tongues wagging in Germany after a series of impressive performances for his temporary club, Greuther Furth. Fullkrug has joined the team on loan until the end of the season from Werder Bremen.
Young Freiburg defender Matthias Ginter has been labeled the "new Per Mertesacker". Perhaps that is what persuaded Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to pursue the 19-year-old for most of the summer. Whatever the future holds for Ginter, he is almost certain to be one of the best players of his generation.
The 20-year-old Thorgan Hazard has a lot to live up to. His older brother Eden Hazard is by many widely regarded as one of the finest players in world football, but there is still more to come from his younger brother Thorgan, who could still prove to be a world beater.
Uruguay's Copa America success last year was no fluke. They have a wealth of attacking talent that includes the likes of Edinson Cavani, Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez. But spare a thought for Abel Hernandez, as Palermo's striker finds his international opportunities limited and that is not quite right as the former Penarol frontman is a very special player.
Mikel San Jose is very quickly building himself a reputation in Spain as a tough-tackling, no nonsense centre back and national team coach Vicente Del Bosque has been monitoring the 22-year-old in action for Athletic Bilbao. The former Liverpool defender is fast becoming a world class defender back at his hometown club.
21 year old centre back Mateo Musacchio has firmly established himself as Villarreal's first choice centre back since a rapid progression into the first team during early 2010. Musacchio now finds himself in the Argentina national squad and continues to establish himself as one of the best centre backs in European football.
19 year old Erik Lamela is so highly regarded in his homeland of Argentina, that there have already been comparisons with the great Diego Maradona and Juan Roman Riquelme. The attacking midfielder has just completed a move to Roma from River Plate.
Brazilian starlet Ganso, otherwise known as Paulo Henrique Chagas de Lima, is very quickly building a reputation for himself. The Santos attacking midfielder, aged only 21, has already been capped by his country and in addition helped Santos to Copa Libertadores success this year.
Keko, the young 16 year old who is already breaking records at Atletico Madrid, has everything on his side at this stage. Time, bags of talent and coaches that see potential at him at such a young age.
23 year old winger Cristian Rodriguez has shown this season in Portugal that he is certainly going to be an excellent player in the future for his side Porto and for the international side, Uruguay.
Grenoble midfielder Sofiane Feghouli is seen by many in France as the long term answer to Zinedine Zidane, and despite interest of some of the biggest clubs in Europe, Feghouli has insisted he will stay at Grenoble.
Federico Fazio has recently been praised as one of the best young defenders in European football at the moment. The player, from Argentina, is currently playing for Sevilla and has already made his way into the first-team, despite his tender age of 21.
Adel Taarabt is regarded by many to be one of the best young players to hail from France over the last few years. The youngster is currently playing on the fringes of the Tottenham first-team squad, but has not appeared regularly since making a move from French Ligue side Lens.
Rafael Carioca is a young Brazilian holding midfielder, currently playing for Gremio. His full name is Rafael de Souza Pereira. The player, aged just 19, is already a regular for his side.