Ian Weisberg – Predicting the Next King of World Football

Over the last 15 years we have all been very blessed to have Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi competing against each other in the same moment and regardless of who you believe to be the best, we should just cherish what we have been able to witness. This happens once in a lifetime, perhaps even a Century and it is fair to say that once they go, there will not be another battle like this for many moons. There is nobody coming through the ranks who can compete with these two, but there must still be a world’s best. I caught up with football blogger Ian Weisberg to see who that might be.

Neymar Jr

Many believed that Neymar was going to take the place of the two giants but his career just hasn’t worked out that way. He played in Messi’s shadow for a long time at Barca and when he stepped out of it he took the easy option of going to PSG. Neymar will always be considered an incredible talent, but he isn’t fit to tie the laces of CR7 and Messi. Unless he can lead PSG to the Champions League trophy and ramp up his goal scoring, he will be remembered as someone who failed to reach his potential.

Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe is probably the one who will take the crown next, he is just 19 years old, he has already lead his national side to a World Cup victory and to be completely honest, he is so good that it is scary. What is even scarier is that Mbappe is yet to reach his potential and the expectation is that he’ll move to Real or Barca, and take his game to the next level.

Harry Kane

At just 24 years of age Harry Kane has already amassed a huge amount of goals and whilst he may not have the pace and the guile of messers Messi and Ronaldo, he may be the one who can get closest to their ridiculous scoring records. In fact in 2017 Kane outscored both Messi and Ronaldo as he became the world’s highest scoring player in a calendar year. Spurs fans won’t like this but if he is to achieve that success, he surely has to do it elsewhere.

Jadon Sancho

Young Englishman Jadon Sancho caused quite a stir last year when he left the Manchester City academy to join Borussia Dortmund, but the move seems to be paying off. Sancho has soared 12 and assisted 8 in his last 23 league games for Dortmund and he is getting plenty of chances to prove his ability. At just 18 years old it may be too early to tell whether or not he will have what it takes to become a world leader, but all of the signs indicate that he certainly has the potential to do so.

Who do you believe will be the next big thing? You can contact us and let us know!