The Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A, and other major football leagues are brimming with some of the world’s best players. These leagues constantly feature players that continue to astound fans with their remarkable talent, from attacking pitch lords to midfield maestros.
With this in mind, let’s look at the top players in several major leagues to watch in the 2022/23 season
With the transfer window rapidly approaching, La Liga’s top teams will battle for the greatest young talents from across the world. Pedri has shown he has the ability and first-team experience to make a significant impact at the highest level.
A reoccurring hamstring ailment, which forced him to miss 25 La Liga games last season, limited Pedri’s participation in the 2021-22 season. Despite this, the midfielder is one of the best young players in the league. There’s also no doubt that his summer workouts will help him reclaim his finest form when the season resumes in August.
- Heung-Min Son
Last season, Tottenham’s Son Heung-min was unexpectedly named the best player in the world. Son has selected Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain as the player he most aspires to emulate after scoring twice against Norwich City last season to share the Golden Boot with Mohamed Salah.
Son enjoyed a fantastic season at Tottenham Hotspur, with whom he has a contract through the summer of 2025. However, he has caught Liverpool’s attention this season, with the Reds mulling a move for him if Spurs fail to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season.
- Aurélien Tchouaméni
Tchouaméni, is currently one of the most sought-after players in the summer transfer market, and for good reason. The great playmaker is a forceful ball progressor as well as a fantastic defender. When you add it all up at 22 years old, you have top-tier potential.
Tchouaméni’s stay in Monaco will be brief, as he has ties to Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and other clubs. It’s not a question of whether he’ll join a big club, but when. He’s already one of the world’s best defensive midfielders, and he’ll only improve from here.
- Jude Bellingham
While English football has produced several excellent No 10s and wingers in recent years, their best clubs have yearned for a true box-to-box midfielder.
Since joining Borussia Dortmund in 2020, the 18-year-old has established himself as the best young midfielder in the world, capable of controlling match tempo at the highest level.
Bellingham possesses all of the qualities that a modern-day coach seeks, as well as the level of control that any player desires. He also has the confidence of a seasoned champion, especially given his assist and goal totals from the previous season.
- Kalidou Koulibaly
Kalidou Koulibaly’s return will be important if Napoli are to win their first league title since Diego Maradona wowed defenders in a Partenopei shirt.
The Senegalese is regarded as one of the best center-backs in the world thanks to his strength, leadership, and technical ability. The talented defender, dubbed “K2,” has mastered his role better than any other player in Serie A and most other defenders in the world.