Lucas Mugni, Colón
The sight of a tall, graceful playmaker unlocking defences is one of the most captivating in all of football. There is something mesmerising about watching a Kaká, Rivaldo or Zidane in full control of a match – so different to a Saviola or Aimar-type, though ostensibly they all play in a similar role. Colón prodigy Lucas Mugni is of the former persuasion. Though not gigantic at 1.82m, Mugni has the loping, lissom style that has become a rarity in players of his position. On receiving the ball, there is usually a brief moment when the player seems a tad too gangly to be able to control it, then before you can tell for sure he has already played an clever, perfectly weighted pass, or shimmied inside an opponent to give himself space. Intelligence is certainly a major quality of this left-footed maestro; he is smart at deciding when to pass or shoot, when to run and when to pause for half a beat to throw defenders off kilter. Most striking is his ability to read the minds of opponents and teammates alike, threading through exquisite balls for his companions to latch onto. Just as whispers of the decline of the traditional enganche begin to grow louder, a player like Mugni comes along to reassure us all that this peculiar unique art form is not yet lost to antiquity. Remember the name.