8. Frenkie de Jong
Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong is one of the hottest prospects in the world. The ex-Ajax midfielder’s composure on the ball is one of his most startling qualities, as the Netherlands international displays confidence and patience that belies his tender years. He also puts in a lot of crosses, showing his willingness to get forward and support attacks in wide areas. His quality could only grow further at Camp Nou as this superstar-in-the-making takes the next steps.
7. Luka Modric
This Croatian proved himself for the first time in Tottenham days and in the past couple of seasons along with Kroos, he has been absolutely sensational. The duo was one of the major reasons for Real Madrid’s hat-tricks of UCL. Modric is innovative, skillful and impactful. A strong dribbler and likes to play long balls. Modric is an influential midfielder who also raises the game of those around him. He proved his quality in Euro 2020 as well.
6. Ilkay Gundogan
Gundogan has always been a classy playmaker and remains so, but recently he has added a goalscoring element to his game. His goalscoring exploits have taken him to new heights in recent months. He was instrumental in City’s Premier League triumph last season, especially with the injuries to De Bruyne and Aguero.
5. N’Golo Kanté
Crowned with the PFA Player of the Year in 2017, N’golo Kante has undoubtedly been one of the most effective midfielders in the Premier League over the past couple of seasons. He is strong in tackling and interceptions. He was excellent in the recent Champions League final win over Manchester City.
4. Bruno Fernandes
The Portuguese Magnifico has been outstanding since joining United in January. Even Manchester United fans wouldn’t have expected Bruno Fernandes to have the sort of impact he had immediately since joining the club. Bruno Fernandes’ creativity and a lot of goals have transformed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from an average one to a very good team. he is one of the best midfielders in the world right now.