The 2022 World Cup came to a fitting end last weekend, when Juventus players Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes were crowned champions with Argentina. With the winners’ medals for the pair, Juve strengthened their position as the club with the most World Cup winners.
There are now 27 World Cup winners who were playing for the Bianconeri when they lifted the most prestigious trophy in football – no club has more.
While it was a night to remember for that Juve duo, the club’s French midfielder Adrien Rabiot came out second-best from Sunday’s final. Rabiot and former Juve man Didier Deschamps can be proud for steering France through a fantastic tournament, though.
Now to get to the centre point of this article. This World Cup was again another feast of young talents, who showed their class and potential to become real stars in the future.
Potential Juventus targets who starred at the World Cup
We have chosen three names from the top-performing youngsters of the World Cup, who can help the club going forward.
3) Jamal Musiala
Germany may have left the tournament in the group stage, but that only slightly overshadowed the magic of Jamal Musiala’s feet. In a World Cup where so many youngsters shone, teenage attacking midfielder Musiala may have outmatched them all had Germany progressed through to the knockouts.
Hansi Flick and his German team have plenty of negatives to digest after their disappointing campaign, but Bayern Munich’s Musiala was a rare positive.
Musiala created eight chances for Germany throughout the campaign. He could not score a goal but provided an important assist for Niclas Fullkrug’s 83rd minute equaliser against Spain. That goal looked crucial for Germany’s hopes of staying in the World Cup, although Japan’s win over Spain made it academic.
There remain some elements he could improve, including his decision-making and snap-shooting when his dribbling opens up a brief opportunity, but he has plenty of time to grow.
It would be a massive signing for Juventus if the club wants to go big in January, and no doubt Musiala could add to the Bianconeri’s glory in the future.