Argentina have produced some incredible talents throughout the football history.
Diego Maradona, one of the greatest footballers of all time, hailed from Argentina. The legendary forward made an entire generation fall in love with the beautiful game thanks to his unmatched artistry on the football pitch.
This article has look keenly the top performing Argentine players in the modern day football.
Rodrigo De Paul
Rodrigo De Paul was the most expensive La Liga signing of this past summer transfer window. The 27-year-old made the switch from Serie A outfit Udinese to reigning Spanish champions Atletico Madrid on a deal worth €35 million.
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De Paul is scored nine goals and provided 10 assists for in 2020/21 Udinese in Serie A.
He possesses an excellent passing range and is great at dictating the pace of games and at exploiting spaces with his clever playmaking. He is also a great ball progressor and his dribbling skills enable him to draw opposition players onto him, allowing his teammates to find space.
De Paul was a fixture in the Argentina side that won the 2021 Copa America and will be a great asset to Atletico Madrid once he settles down at his new club.
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At first Martinez was the second choice goalkeeper for Arsenal before he switched to Aston Villa.
Martinez developed and became one of Argentina's best players in their 2021 Copa America triumph. He incredibly saved three penalties in Argentina's Copa America semi-final tie against Colombia.
In his first season at Villa Park, Martinez broke Brad Friedel's club record for most clean sheets in a Premier League season with 15. Martinez was also picked as the Aston Villa Supporters' Player of the Season.
Martinez scored 19 goals and provided 11 assists for Inter Milan in 48 matches across all competitions in the 2020-21 season. He has got off to a good start to the 2021-22 Serie A season as well, scoring three goals in four appearances so far.
In a total of 31 appearances for the Argentina national team, Martinez has scored 15 goals and provided four assists. In the 2020-21 season, he struck up a wonderful striking partnership with Romelu Lukaku at Inter Milan as they ended up winning Serie A title.
Angel Di Maria
The Paris Saint-Germain attacker is one of the most technically gifted players of his generation but he doesn't always get the credit he deserves as people underrates his ability.
Di Maria scored six goals and registered a whopping 18 assists in 43 appearances across all competitions for PSG in the 2020-21 season.
If we were compiling a list of Argentina's all-time greats, Lionel Messi would perhaps top that one too. There's really no argument here. Messi is one of the greatest to ever grace the game and even at the age of 34, he continues to be a class apart.
Messi was chosen as the best player at the 2021 Copa America. He was also the joint-top scorer in the competition with four goals and racked up five assists as well. Messi's leadership and determination to win a major international trophy also went a long way towards Argentina's triumph in the continental competition.
It was a summer where Messi traversed the whole spectrum of emotions. After winning the Copa America, he had to leave Barcelona due to the club's terrible financial situation. He is currently plying his trade for Paris Saint-Germain.
In the 2020-21 season, Messi scored 38 goals and provided 14 assists in 47 appearances across all competitions FC Barcelona.
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