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Introducing the 17-year-old Belgian prodigy who's wanted by Arsenal and Man City

If you watch one ridiculously talented youngster this weekend, make sure it’s Zakaria Bakkali.

COULD ZAKARIA BAKKALI be the next superstar of world football?

At 17, the winger has already been called up to the Belgium senior squad and also scored a hat-trick for PSV against NEC last week.

Unsurprisingly, his talent has attracted interest from Manchester City, with Bakkali claiming to have rejected their advances, while Arsenal are now rumoured to be considering a bid for the player.

With highly promising footballers such as Bakkali and Man United’s Adnan Januzaj, in addition to an array of established names including Eden Hazard and Christian Benteke, it’s no wonder Belgium are currently fifth favourites to win next year’s World Cup.

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