The best U25 attacking midfielders in the English Championship


The 2019/20 EFL Championship season once again showed why the league is widely thought of as one of the most entertaining ones for fans, with an extremely dramatic last day determining automatic promotion, playoff and relegation spots. Leeds United were worthy winners, ending a 16-year exile from the top flight for one of England’s biggest and most historic clubs, while West Bromwich Albion claimed the second automatic promotion spot by the skin of their teeth, winning just one of their last five games. Wigan, Charlton and Hull City are the three teams who drop down to League One, pending Wigan’s appeal against their points deduction.

The Championship has long been a breeding ground for exceptional young talent, with clubs often giving minutes to young players due to the nature of the division, where the best players often get picked off by clubs in the Premier League. It was no different this time around as well, with some superb performances by talented young players bringing them to the notice of the wider footballing public. Some of these are ripe for recruitment as well, due to their clubs’ financial position or their own ambitions to play at a higher level, and so this report will try to identify some of the best attacking midfielders in the league under the age of 25 who would be good options for teams, with some potential bargains possible as well.