Just like music is the food to the soul, football is like a spirit that joins people of different backgrounds together to share lovely, fun and lifelong memories. Football has caused for countries to evolve and in this article, five football players of African descent who are plying their trade in Europe's biggest leagues and making name for their selves as young future stars will be mentioned.
The Chelsea and Senegal shot stopper might not be in early 20's as he clocked 29 in March but he is certainly one to look forward to for more exploit despite his latest champions league triumph. Mendy is definitely a force to reckon with in goal as he helped his team keep valuable clean sheets in champions league matches and giving his defenders confidence to push forward.
The Moroccan player can function as either a wing back, a right back or on the left or as a winger. The former Real Madrid man is certainly a hot prospect from Africa as clubs around the world battle for his service in their team. Despite the fact that he will be 23 years in November, he has a worth of 60 million as Chelsea looks set to snap him up before the new season resumes. He is part of the Inter Milan team that ended Juventus 9 years reign as Scudetto winners racking up 7 goals and 11 assists.
3. Samuel Chukwueze
Our own Nigerian Samuel is fast becoming an important player for Villareal as they claimed their first ever European Trophy in the just concluded season. Samuel has dazzled and shown promising talents in his club which has earned him links to other big clubs such as Liverpool, Arsenal among others. A talented right winger is Chukwueze capable of wreaking havoc in any defense and he just clocked 22 years this May.
4. Victor Osimhen
The 22 year old might not be among players winning silverwares in their respective league as he plies his trade in Napoli, but he is certainly a forward many club will have their eyes on. The tall and lanky forward's pace is a threat to defense as he survived an injury plagued first season in Napoli with 10 goals in 24 appearance but don't write the Nigerian forward just yet because he always comes with a bang.
5. Andre Onana
The Cameroonian goal keeper who saw his 12 months ban of doping issues reduced to 9 might have been out of football for a while but still remains a target for many top team as his goal keeping abilities and leadership instincts to marshal his defenders in order to not lose or concede in a game is top notch. This abilities have interested the Arsenal board who are willing to put a deal in place for the Cameroonian this summer which would see him link up with a new squad in North London as they aim to reshape their squad.
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