The French daily L’Equipe placed five Belgians in its ranking of the fifty best young players in the world, born from January 1, 2001, revealed throughout the week. Yari Verschaeren (Anderlecht), seventh, is the best ranked Belgian.
Verschaeren was already in a previous L’Equipe ranking published in June 2019. He was then in 48th position and was the youngest player classified. Verschaeren is having a complicated 2020/2021 season. He scored two goals and delivered two assists in 12 Jupiler Pro League games before injuring his ankle and being sidelined since December.
This does not prevent the French daily from placing Verschaeren among the best prospects in the world. “With a good technique, fond of the outside, he amazes with his simple and effective game”, summarizes the newspaper. The midfielder has six appearances in the national team.
Further in the standings, L’Equipe also placed Charles De Ketelaere (Club Bruges) in 21st place, Jérémy Doku (Rennes) in 22nd, Aster Vranckx (KV Malines) in 40th and Nicolas Raskin (Standard) in 44th square.
FC Barcelona prodigy Ansu Fati occupies the first position, ahead of Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes) and Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax). Pedri (Barcelona) and Giovanni Reyna (Dortmund) complete the top-5.