The Playmakers: Ranking the Top 5 Elite Attacking Midfield Talents in the World Right Now

The Playmakers: Ranking the Top 5 Elite Attacking Midfield Talents in the World Right Now

Robert Abong'o
April 2, 2024 at 4:01 PM
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  • Several attacking midfielders in Europe have become heroes for their teams
  • Some give crucial assists, while others have a knack for scoring big game goals
  • Sports Brief looks into the top 5 attacking midfielders in the world right now

In the ever-evolving world of football, the spotlight often shines brightest on those who orchestrate the action from midfield.

From dazzling dribbles to clinical finishes, these attacking midfielders set stadiums alight with their extraordinary skills, vision and technique.

Sports Brief dives into the top 5 attacking midfielders in the world.

Arsenal midfielder, Martin Odegaard, has been crucial for Mikel Arteta this season. Photo: David Price.
Arsenal midfielder, Martin Odegaard, in action in a past Premier League match against Manchester City. Photo: David Price.
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5. Martin Odegaard – Arsenal

Martin Odegaard's transformation at Arsenal mirrors a tale of redemption and resurgence. After struggling to find his footing at Real Madrid, the Norwegian has blossomed into a linchpin for Mikel Arteta's Gunners. With 15 league goals last season, the 25-year-old embodies the ideal creative midfielder, leading Arsenal's charge towards silverware with his blend of creativity, tenacity, and eye for goal.

4. Jamal Musiala – Bayern Munich

Jamal Musiala's ascent to prominence at Bayern Munich showcases the exuberance and talent of a prodigious young talent. With his mesmerizing dribbling and appetite for decisive contributions, the 21-year-old German international is the best example of a tenacious attacking midfielder.

3. Phil Foden – Manchester City

Phil Foden's emergence as a midfield maverick has been a joy to behold for Manchester City faithful.

Blessed with innate flair and a keen footballing intellect, the Englishman has thrived in various roles for Pep Guardiola's project. As reported by The South African, he has proven to be one of the most productive attacking players in the Premier League, with 18 goals and 10 assists across all competitions this season

2. Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid

Despite a modest stint at Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann's pedigree as a footballing master remains unquestionable. The Frenchman's versatility and knack for delivering on the grandest stages have solidified his status as one of the game's true luminaries. He rediscovered his best form since returning to Los Colchoneros, with 16 assists and 31 goal involvements last season.

1. Jude Bellingham – Real Madrid

Jude Bellingham's meteoric rise at Real Madrid reads like a script from a Hollywood blockbuster. The 20-year-old English midfielder has taken La Liga by storm, leading the goal-scoring charts with 16 goals, as reported by Radio Times. He possesses relentless energy and clinical finishing, which often steers Los Blancos towards glory in domestic and European competitions.

Top 10 highest-paid players in Europe

Sports Brief listed the top 10 best-paid footballers in Europe.

Kylian Mbappe is the highest-paid player in the top five European Leagues, with his contract at Paris Saint-Germain set to expire this summer.

The PSG attacker earns about three times more than Bayern Munich's Harry Kane.

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