Where does Vinicius Jr. rank among the best players under 25 years old?

Real Madrid, Vinicius Jr. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)
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RB Leipzig, Christopher Nkunku
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8. Juventus ST Dusan Vlahovic

Dusan Vlahovic has been worth every cent Juventus paid for the striker from Fiorentina in the winter transfer window thus far. The Serbian international has led Juve back to the top four of Serie A, and even gave them brief hopes of a Scudetto battle. Though the Bianconeri are mathematically in the title race, their recent Champions League exit against Villarreal is confirmation that Max Allegri’s side still have a LOT of work to do.

That said, they took an important step forward by signing Vlahovic, who is a new superstar in town and helps recover the goals the Black and Whites left on the table after Cristiano Ronaldo rejoined Manchester United.

Vlahovic is one of the best finishers on the planet, and it is scary to think what he can do over the next five years. He is a true Juventino.

7. RB Leipzig AM Christopher Nkunku

Like Phil Foden, Christopher Nkunku is a versatile attacking midfielder who can play just about any attacking position. He may be even more versatile than Foden, given how may different roles he has played for RB Leipzig over the past couple of seasons.

Nkunku has been the second-best player in the Bundesliga after Robert Lewandowski, which says a lot about how good he is. More football fans need to get to know his name. There is a reason why the likes of Real Madrid are interested in the top Leipzig star.

The 24-year-old has scored a jaw-dropping 15 goals with 9 assists in the Bundesliga, making him one of Europe’s most productive players. It is scary how involved he is in Leipzig’s matches. The man is everywhere on the pitch, with a killer instinct in front of goal to go with the unselfishness that helped him boost Timo Werner to a mega-transfer.