UEFA Euro 2024: Here are top 10 midfielders to watch out for

The UEFA Euro 2024 will be starting in just a week as the footballers get ready for the upcoming international marquee event that is scheduled to take place in Germany.

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UEFA Euro 2024: Top 10 midfielders to watch out for

Midfielders to watch out for in UEFA Euro 2024 (Source- Twitter)

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The UEFA Euro 2024 will be starting in just a week's time as the footballers get ready for the upcoming international marquee event that is scheduled to take place in Germany. There will be some heavyweight clashes between some of the finest footballers of this generation, as the sides have named squads with experienced and new young campaigners. The mixture of these will be a huge boost for the footballing circuit in pressure games. 

Midfielders are the ones called the silent snipers for the teams and clubs. They create the game and help to keep the momentum in their side's favour. They set the tone for the game and are crucial when the assault takes over from the defence. For a team to be strong the middle of the park needs to be formidable for a better transition from defence to attack of the game.  The world's best midfielders are typically able to control the ball, create and destroy the game and successfully break through defensive lines. 

For the upcoming tournament, there are some of the greatest midfielders in the Euro 2024, as the tournament is set to begin on 15th June. In the article, we will be looking for the top midfielders who make a difference in the marquee European tournament. 

Here are the top 10 midfielders to watch out for in UEFA Euro 2024

10. Joao Neves 

The Portuguese youngster has been impressive for the last couple of seasons for SL Benfica and has been bossing the middle of the park with his dribbling ability and creative brand of football. He will be eager to showcase his talent in Germany for the upcoming tournament as well and help Portugal win their second European trophy after 8 years. The 19-year-old for the Portuguese club has featured in 55 games and scored thrice while assisting two times. 

9. Declan Rice 

The Arsenal midfielder has been in good form since last season before joining the North London club. He was impressive for West Ham United and started the games for England. Rice will be a big player for the Three Lions in the upcoming tournament as he will lead the charge in the middle of the park to create and destroy the attacks of the opponents and lead Gareth Southgate's side to another final. 

8. Bruno Fernandes


The Manchester United captain has been the best player for the club, for yet another season. He carried his club on his shoulder in the 2023/24 season being the second-highest goal scorer for the side and the highest assist provider. For Portugal, he will definitely be a crucial person for creating the attacks and leading the charge upfront alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. 

7. Xavi Simons 

The Dutch midfielder has been amazing for RB Leipzig and has been consistent for the German club. The 21-year-old midfielder has been really impressive in the 2023/24 season in club football and has scored 10 goals and assisted 15 times for the club across all competitions and will be looking to continue with the same form in the upcoming tournament for the Netherlands, with the quality he posses he will be definitely a player to watch out. 

6. Rodri

The Manchester City midfielder has been the most consistent performer for the side over recent years, he has been one of the finest defensive midfielders of this generation, and with his ability to score goals, he turns out to be completely different from the other defensive midfielders. The Spanish footballer will be a key for the side as he will bring in a lot of experience with him for a relatively young Spain side. 

5. Kevin De Bruyne 

Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best midfielders of this current generation, as the Belgian has been a crucial footballer for Manchester City over the years. However, he has failed to deliver for his nation and could not win a major silverware for the country, with this time around he will look to do something better and carry his team to the final and win the Euro 2024. He has been amazing since returning from injury for the Sky Blues. 

4. Jamal Musiala 

Musiala has already put Bayern Munich on his back at the young age of 21. After registering 16 goal contributions in 24 Bundesliga games, had the midfielder been fit more often he would have been the difference maker for the Bavarians in the season. He has the ability to dribble past his opponents with ease and is very fast with the ball as well. He will want to earn a major trophy in his home country and lead Germany to their first major trophy since 2014. 

3. Kobbie Mainoo 

The Manchester United academy graduate has been impressive since making his debut for the senior team. He was the star in the midfield since he started playing for the Red Devils. Mainoo has been amazing under pressure and performed in the big games for the club, which earned him a call for the national side as well. He will try to prove his worth in the international circuit and make himself a star for England in the tournament. 

2. Florian Wirtz 

The German attacking midfielder has been sensational for Bayer Leverkusen, as he helped the club win their first Bundesliga in 120 years. Wirtz has also been named in the Germany squad and will be eager to perform in front of the home fans for the Euro 2024 and make an impact in the marquee tournament for the side. He presently scored Germany's fastest international goal after seven seconds in a game against France. 

1. Jude Bellingham 

The English midfielder has been the best player for Real Madrid in the 2023/24 season. He turned out to be the difference maker for the side as the club won the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. He scored 23 goals in 42 appearances across all competitions and has been one of the most crucial members of the side. He will definitely eye the big Euro trophy and win it for the Three Lions. 

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