Young Players To Watch In the Premier League

All outfield players have to be U19 (this includes 19 year olds) and goalkeepers have to be U21 as of 20th November 2012. This is to get rid of all the obvious names such as Wilshere and Hazard, though some big names will still pop up if they are young enough (for example a certain Arsenal winger). I will post these in groups of five; please note that even for late posts the ages will still be of 20th November. Bear in mind that these are in chunks of 5, so if you think a player is missing, then it is likely he will be in a later post.

 They are not in any particular order.


Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)

The highly rated Liverpool winger has been a revelation for Liverpool this season, really proving himself and cementing himself in the first team after moving up from the academy. He has been one of the most impressive players in the league this season. At only 17 years of age, he has a big future ahead of him and he could gain a lot of caps for England if that is who he chooses to play for. He played for England in the friendly against Sweden to become the fifth youngest player to be capped for England.

Luke Shaw (Southampton)

Maybe not so well known, but Luke Shaw is definitely one to watch. He has been scouted by some major clubs such as Arsenal and Chelsea and some people have labelled him the “new Gareth Bale”, who was also a result of Southampton’s well established youth academy. Although he has only played three senior matches, he is bound to be given more chances as he progresses.

Connor Wickham (Sunderland)

The Sunderland striker hasn’t had the best of times since signing for 8 million in 2011, only scoring one goal in 17 appearances, but he is still young and to be where he is at, having won 10 caps for England under 21s already, at the age of only 19, he is definitely still a prospect.

Ryo Miyaichi (Arsenal)

The pacey Arsenal winger from Japan is currently on loan at Wigan, but unfortunately he is not starting regularly. He is reasonably well known and I am sure he has potential, but he does need to be getting some more game time in order to develop. Impressed while at loan at Bolton though, despite their relegation.

Ravel Morrison (West Ham)

Another player on loan is Ravel Morrison. Having signed quite surprisingly from Man Utd in January 2011, Morrison is now on loan at Championship club Birmingham. While at the Manchester club, Morrison was talked about a lot as a hot prospect and now we will see how he develops at the Hammers. If the reports are true, then West Ham could have quite a player on their hands in the future.

The next 5 will follow soon. Thank you for reading.

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