Ahead of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season, some players have been marked out for exploit as they will have the chance to make names themselves.
The emergence of the like of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner from the German Bundesliga has drawn more interest to the league. Now that Bayern Munich has won the treble, more eys will be on the league as well.
Jordan Sancho might eventually join Manchester United with Bundesliga clubs making a lot of money from these deals while they give other youngsters a chance to shine again.
Below are some of the players that might take the opportunities they will be getting this season in the Bundesliga.
1. Joshua Zirkzee – Bayern Munich
The youngster made an impressive start in his first professional season at the Allianz Arena after making use of the opportunity given to him in the absence of goal[poachaer, Robert Lewandowski.
One such opportunity was the 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach at the Allianz Arena during the restart where he scored the equaliser before Leon Goretzka sealed the win.
Although the 19-year-old Joshua Zirkzee is not expected to displace Lewandowski in the starting XI, but his several decent cameos last season shows that the clinical Dutch striker may play a more pronounced role this time out.
Zirkzee scored four Bundesliga goals in nine appearances last season. This makes him look like a real prospect as he is strong, quick and deadly in front of goal.
2. Hee-chan Hwang – RB Leipzig
Hwang joined Leipzig from the sister club, Red Bull Salzburg, after an impressive season in Austria.
Hee-chan Hwang is now the man to fill the considerable void left by Timo Werner’s departure to Chelsea.
The South Korean striker has scored 23 goals from 27 games in Austria. This is just slightly less than Sadio Mané managed during his time at the club
He is blessed with irresistible power and lethal finishing. So, Leipzig might not miss Werner if he quickly starts banging in the goals, as he has all the attributes required to make a top Bundesliga striker.
3. Florian Wirtz – Bayer Leverkusen
Florian Wirtz has been touted to be the replacement of Chelsea’s new signing Kai Havertz. The teenage midfielder is one principal benefactor from the coronavirus shutdown, as he won’t have the opportunity of playing against Bayern Munich in June if the season has played out as intended.
He took the opportunity and netted his first senior goal against the Champipons shooting past Manuel Nuer in the 89th minute to become the youngest scorer in Bundesliga history in a 4-2 defeat
It may be a consolation, but the strike has got tongues wagging about Wirtz. The 19-year-old is expected to be in line for more game time this season.
4. Deyovaisio Zeefuik – Hertha BSC
Hertha BSC right back, Deyovaisio Zeefuik has a blistering pace that could cause opponents problems.
The club’s financial backer Lars Windhorst has matched words with action with his big plans. He has ensured that the club made some impressive signings of late.
One of such steal is Zeefuik, who was brought from Groningen to the Olympiastadion. It could prove to be one of their shrewdest purchases yet with such abilities.
The defender has great delivery and he is a good tackler. The Netherlands Under-21 international is expected to flourish.
5. Christian Günter – Freiburg
Christian Günter is one of the high performers in the Bundesliga last season. His statistical last season is surprising. The Freiburg skipper recorded 119 shot-creating actions, which is very impressive for any Bundesliga defender, other than Joshua Kimmich who spent most of the campaign in midfield anyway.
Gunter also racked up the 13th most progressive yards in the league and registered eight assists. At 27, he is entering his peak years and should once again set the league on fire next season.