Champions League wonderkids: Dele Alli, Renato Sanches and rest of top ten to watch out for

WITH more and more money being spent on young players nowadays, it’s not unusual to see them perform at the highest level.

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates with the trophy after the Champions League final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 28, 2016. Real Madrid won 5-4 on penalties after the match ended 1-1 after extra time. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Real Madrid won the Champions League last season after beating Atletico in final
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And what higher level is there than the Champions League?

This year’s competition is sure to be littered with talented kids.

Here, SunSport takes a look at the top ten Under-21 stars in Europe’s premier competition.

Dele Alli, 20 — Tottenham

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Dele Alli will be looking to impose himself in Tottenham’s midfield on big stage

He may not have impressed in his last major European tournament, but there’s no doubting this boys class.

Forget Euro 2016 — that was just four matches. Alli has shown time and again he is ready for the best in the Premier League.

The fiery midfielder is up for the fight and will not be fazed by facing anyone.

Marco Asensio, 20 — Real Madrid

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - AUGUST 21: Marco Asensio of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the La Liga match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Real Madrid at Estadio Anoeta on August 21, 2016 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
Marco Asensio has exploded onto the scene at Real Madrid this season
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Remember when Isco was the most sought-after midfielder in Europe?

Well his place in Zinedine Zidane’s team has now been taken by this man.

Asensio spent last season on loan at Espanyol — but returned with a bang.

He netted in the European Super Cup final and in the first La Liga game of the season, against Real Sociedad.

Steven Bergwijn, 18 — PSV Eindhoven

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Steven Bergwijn has been likened to Manchester United winger, Memphis Depay
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The winger has been labelled as ‘the new Memphis Depay’ — which is probably no longer the biggest compliment.

Bergwijn spent two years at hometown club, Ajax, before joining PSV at the age of 14.

He has a penchant for cutting in on his right and bending the ball into the top corner.

Kingsley Coman, 20 — Bayern Munich

MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 16: Kingsley Coman of Muenchen runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Juventus at Allianz Arena on March 16, 2016 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Kingsley Coman is already a leading star for Bayern Munich and France’s national side
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A one-man trophy cabinet.

Coman has already won four league titles across three countries, an Italian and German Cup and French League Cup — and played in a Champions League and European Championships final.

Change the course of last season’s quarter-final against Juventus when he came on and netted a stunning solo strike.

Ousmane Dembele, 19 — Borussia Dortmund

DORTMUND, GERMANY - AUGUST 14: Ousmane Dembele of Dortmund appears frustrated during DFL Supercup 2016 match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Signal Iduna Park on August 14, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Ousmane Dembele scored sensational solo goal against Manchester United
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Frenchman made his name in a hat-trick for Rennes in their derby win over Nantes last season.

Dembele showed Manchester United what all the hype was about with a stunning solo strike in pre-season.

Dortmund boss, Thomas Tuchel is a big fan, insisting: “He can do anything”.

Ruben Neves, 19 — Porto

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Ruben Neves became the youngest captain in Champions League history
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Overtook Rafael van der Vaart as the youngest player to captain a side in the Champions League, when he skippered Porto against Maccabi Tel-Aviv at 18 years and 221 days old.

Neves has been linked with a host of Premier League giants, including Liverpool and United.

Is sure to command a massive transfer fee when he does finally leave Porto.

Marko Pjaca, 21 — Juventus

MODENA, ITALY - AUGUST 13: Marko Pjaca of FC Juventus in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between FC Juventus and Espanyol at Alberto Braglia Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Modena, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
Marko Pjaca is expected to become a star after moving to Juventus in the summer
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In the furore surrounding the signing of Gonzalo Higuain, it was easy to miss the news that the Italian champions had made another significant signing.

Juventus brought in Euro 2016 star, Pjaca, for £21million.

They had to beat off a host of top European clubs to his signing and big things are expected.

Patrick Roberts, 19 — Celtic

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 20: Patrick Roberts of Celtic celebrates scoring Celtic's third goal during the UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round: Second Leg between Celtic Football Club and Lincoln Red Imps at Celtic Park on July 20, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)
Patrick Roberts will star against Manchester City and Barcelona in group stage
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The on-loan Manchester City is certainly still part of Pep Guardiola’s future plans.

Roberts was integral as Celtic made it to the Champions League group stages for the first time in three seasons.

The Englishman will get to showcase his talent against Barcelona and his parent club in the first phase.

Renato Sanches, 19 — Bayern Munich

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 09: Renato Sanches of Muenchen in action during the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and Bayern Muenchen at Veltins-Arena on September 9, 2016 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Renato Sanches was named the Young Player of the Tournament at Euro 2016
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The second Bayern player to feature, but this one could cost as much as £68m!

However, Sanches’ sensational performances at Euro 2016 earned him the Young Player of the Tournament award, and showed it is likely to have been money well spent.

He is being likened to four-time Champions League winner, Clarence Seedorf.

Leroy Sane, 20 — Manchester City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Leroy Sane of Manchester City in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on September 10, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Leroy Sane already has Champions League pedigree with goal against Real Madrid
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He may have shown in the Manchester derby that it will take him a little time to adapt to the pace of Premier League.

But Sane will have no such worries in the Champions League.

Has frequently been touted as one of the most highly-rated on the continent, and scored a screamer against Real Madrid two seasons again.

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