The most talented attacking midfielders in the world right now (October 2022)

Without long talk, any attacking midfielder or a number 10 is surely the creative mastermind of the team. It is also a position that only plays behind the front line and is responsible for creating scoring opportunities. 

On a normal ground attacking midfielders can be a real asset to a team with their quick thinking and ability to execute on ideas. On that note, let's list together the Top 5 best attacking midfielders in the world right now (August 2022).

1. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

Not too long ago KDB was voted Premier League Player of the Season 2021-22. The Manchester City midfielder is by far the greatest attacking midfielder of his generation. He possesses great vision, incredible passing ability and the ability to launch thunderous shots into the opponent's net.

And DFe Bruyne was once the mainstay of Manchester City under Pep Guardiola. His contributions have led City to 4 Premier League titles in the past 5 seasons, 5 League Cups and 1 FA Cup. The Belgian international is one of the most complete midfielders in the world. In 45 appearances in all competitions in the 2021-22 season, the 31-year-old scored 19 goals and assisted 14 times.

2. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)

Bayern legend, Muller who calls himself "Raumdeuter" or "owner of space" is an extraordinary footballer. He is one of the most versatile and intelligent players of his generation and is any striker's dream to play alongside. Muller's cohesive play was world class and he also played the best football of his career.

There is nothing to worry about Muller and throughout his playing career he has shown the ability to maintain his composure in decisive situations. That's what made Muller Europe's "tectonic king". He formed the best attacking duo in recent years with Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich. In 45 appearances in all competitions for Bayern Munich in the 2021-22 season, Muller scored 13 goals and provided 25 assists.

3. Mason Mount (Chelsea)

On a normal look or generally, it surely is not every day that a talented product of the Chelsea academy makes a big impact on the club. Fortunately for Mount, he thrived on loan at Derby County under Frank Lampard, who became Chelsea manager the following season when Mount returned to the Blues. The Englishman possesses the ability to play anywhere in the front line but is at his peak when operating behind the striker.

Over the past few seasons, Mount has developed into one of the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League. He knows how to find space in the bottom third of the field, and possesses the ability to accurately detect the runs of his teammates. Mount is one of the most important players for Chelsea and England at the moment. In 53 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea in the 2021-22 season, he has scored 13 goals and provided 16 assists.

4. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)

Marco Reus has excelled in the number 10 role for Borussia Dortmund in recent seasons. At 33 years old, Reus is an experienced player and a "club man" ready to give his all for his team. The Germany international is one of the finest talents of his generation and would have been easy to achieve if the midfielder's career hadn't been marred by injuries.

Reus has always been an intimidating presence in and around the bottom third of the field. He was excellent with the ball at his feet, with skillful touches and speed. The German player is also a neat finisher and appears calm when given the opportunity to score. In the 2021-22 season, Reus scored 13 goals and assisted 19 times in 41 appearances in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund.

5. Hakan Calhanoglu (Inter Milan)

Player like Hakan Calhanoglu left AC Milan and joined Inter Milan in the summer of 2021, to the disdain of the Rossoneri believers. It didn't take long for him to become an important part of the Nerazzurri with his ability to influence play in the bottom third of the field. The Turkish midfielder has established himself as one of the best attacking midfielders in Serie A during his time with AC Milan.

So for the 2021-22 season, he formed a formidable attacking trio with Edin Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez when joining Inter Milan club. The contributions of Calhanoglu and Nicolo Barella in midfield were decisive factors in Inter's title race in Serie A last season.

But when looking now for the 28-year-old, his former club AC Milan overcame Simone Inzaghi's side to claim the title. In 46 appearances in all competitions last season, Calhanoglu scored eight goals and provided 13 assists. In addition to being a reliable player, Calhanoglu is also an expert in coordination whic is also good.