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Iheanacho and Ntcham among Gazzetta’s top 50 U20s [Full List]

The reputable Gazzetta dello Sport has released its list of the top 50 players under the age of 20, and two City starlets have made the cut this year. City’s youth system is on the rise with stacks of outstanding potential in every age group.

Kelechi Iheanacho’s breakthrough to the first team has been something of a watershed moment in this new era of City. Some youngsters have had their moments in the first team squad, but none so permanently as Kelechi who has emerged as an outstanding talent. He makes the list at number 36.

Also on the list, at number 41, is Olivier Ntcham, who is on a long-term loan to Genoa in Serie A. His presence in Italy, where Gazzetta is of course based, may have helped him get on the list but he has had some impressive performances for I Rossoblu.

Reported City target Leroy Sané is high on the list at number two, behind only Kingsley Coman. Could he wear the sky blue of City next year?

Youri Tielemans, who is ranked as the third best U20 player in Europe by Gazzetta, has also been watched closely by City for a number of years. As have probably many of these players (number 14 Ante Coric was also recently linked).

Expect plenty more City youngsters on this list in future. Here is the entire top 50 for those interested in some of Europe’s best emerging talent:

1. Kingsley Coman (France/Bayern Munich, on loan from Juventus)
2. Leroy Sané (Germany/Schalke 04)
3. Youri Tielemans (Belgium/Anderlecht)
4. Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy/AC Milan)
5. Breel Embolo (Switzerland/Basel)
6. Alen Halilovic (Croatia/Sporting Gijón, on loan from Barcelona)
7. Ruben Neves (Portugal/Porto)
8. Dele Alli (England/Tottenham)
9. Gerson (Brazil/Roma)
10. Kenedy (Brazil/Chelsea)
11. Mahmoud Dahoud (Germany/Borussia Mönchengladbach)
12. Gabriel (Brazil/Santos)
13. Danilo (Brazil/Valencia, on loan from Braga)
14. Ante Coric (Croatia/Dínamo Zagreb)
15. Almamy Touré (Mali/Monaco)
16. Reece Oxford (England/West Ham)
17. Andrija Zivkovic (Serbia/Partizan)
18. Gabriel Jesus (Brazil/Palmeiras)
19. Martin Odegaard (Norway/Real Madrid)
20. Marko Grujic (Serbia/Red Star Belgrade, on loan from Liverpool)
21. Riechedly Bazoer (Netherlands/Ajax)
22. Dominic Solanke (England/Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea)
23. Julian Brandt (Germany/Bayer Leverkusen)
24. Sebastian Driussi (Argentina/River Plate)
25. Richairo Zivkovic (Netherlands/Willem II, on loan from Ajax)
26. Adalberto Peñaranda (Venezuela/Granada, on loan from Udinese)
27. Gonçalo Guedes (Portugal/Benfica)
28. Abdou Diallo (France/Zulte, on loan from Monaco)
29. Borja Mayoral (Spain/Real Madrid)
30. Gedion Zelalem (USA/Rangers, on loan from Arsenal)
31. Antonio Sanabria (Paraguay/Sporting Gijón, on loan from AS Roma)
32. Milot Rashica (Kosovo/Vitesse)
33. Marco Asensio (Spain/Espanyol, on loan from Real Madrid)
34. Alban Lafont (France/Toulouse)
35. Viktor Kovalenko (Ukraine/Shakhtar Donetsk)
36. Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria/Manchester City)
37. Andreas Christensen (Denmark/Borussia Mönchengladbach, on loan from Chelsea)
38. Giovani Lo Celso (Argentina/Rosario Central)
39. Ousmane Dembèlé (France/Rennes)
40. Brendan Galloway (England/Everton)
41. Olivier Ntcham (France/Genoa, on loan from Manchester City)
42. Amadou Diawara (Guinea/Bologna)
43. Jeisson Vargas (Chile/Universidad Católica)
44. Renato Sanchez (Portugal/Benfica)
45. Rodrigo Bentancur (Uruguay/Boca Juniors)
46. Leon Bailey (Jamaica/Genk)
47. Seung-Woo Lee (South Korea/Barcelona)
48. Dani Ceballos (Spain/Real Betis)
49. László Bénes (Slovakia/Zilina)
50. Jean-Kévin Augustin (France/PSG)

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