With names like Bruno Fernandes and Kevin De Bruyne playing in that position, the no.10 position in football is having a renaissance of sorts.
Based on the demise of names like Mesut Ozil and James Rodriguez, it appeared for a time that the offensive midfielder would go out of style. Young stars, on the other hand, are more than happy to play in such position, and managers are eager to play a no.10 in the first team.
At the Euros, attacking midfielders have put in some outstanding displays, pulling strings and controlling the game from midfield.
We take a look at the top five attacking midfielders in the world right now.
Mason Mount #5 (Chelsea)
Mason Mount, a graduate of Chelsea’s illustrious academy, has cemented a place in the first XI for future Chelsea youth.
Mount impressed during loan periods with Vitesse and Derby County, but his ability to be a regular starter for Chelsea was questioned. However, the 22-year-old has rebutted his detractors with a string of great displays in midfield for both club and country.
Mason Mount won more duels (10), made more tackles (6) and attempted more take-ons (5) than any other player on the pitch at Wembley.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 18, 2021
He had a battle with his fellow Blue, Billy. 💪 pic.twitter.com/ymTd7wL3Qd