Top five young players in EPL
A number of young players have flourished in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign. Tottenham Hotspur starlet Dele Alli has established himself as one of the best players in the English top flight, but the likes of Leroy Sane, Alex Iwobi, Gabriel Jesus and Ademola Lookman have been playing important roles in their respective clubs as well. Talent scout Phil Davidson, editor at FootballPredictions.com lined out the most talented youngsters of this season.
After scoring 18 goals in 62 league appearances for Milton Keynes Dons, Bamidele Jermaine Alli joined Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on February 2, 2017. Dele Alli proved his worth on his Tottenham debut and a number of football experts were whispering that the star was born. The England attacking midfielder scored 10 goals in 33 appearances for Tottenham in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, while providing nine assists for his teammates. Alli has already netted 14 goals in the English top flight this term and it is no surprise the 20-year-old is considered as the best young player in EPL.
Manchester City chiefs needed a fresh blood in the summer transfer window and, as a result, they signed a contract with Brazilian youngster Gabriel Jesus, who joined the club in January 2017. Jesus came to the club with the reputation of being a hard worker and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Man City. The Brazilian teenager (19) managed to outrun Kun Aguero and it has to be noted that he scored three goals in four league appearances for the Citizens before suffering a serious injury. Anyhow, there is a bright future ahead of the Manchester City forward.
Alexander Chuka Iwobi is a product of Arsenal football academy and he has been playing an important role in Arsene Wenger’s team ever since he made his debut for the senior team. The Nigerian starlet made 13 appearances for Arsenal in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but he has already played 23 games in the league for the capital club. The 20-year-old winger has netted three goals, while providing four assists for his teammates and, no doubt, he is a bright spark for Arsene Wenger in Arsenal’s underwhelming season.
After impressing with Schalke in the 2015/2016 Bundesliga campaign, Leroy Sane signed a five-year deal with Manchester City in August 2016 for a reported £37 million. The 21-year-old winger, who is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well, has established himself as a first-team regular at Man City and it is more than obvious that coach Pep Guardiola has faith in him. Leroy Sane scored against Monaco in the Champions League last 16, return leg, but the Citizens eventually failed to make it to the quarter-finals of the elite competition. The young wide-man is clicking on the pitch and he is on the right track to become one of the most significant Premier League stars.
Ademola Lookman have been producing splendid performances in the Premier League ever since he joined Everton. The former Charlton winger scored his first goal in the English elite division on his debut against Manchester City after coming as a substitute in the stoppage time. The £11 million signing was picked by Everton’s director of football Steve Walsh, who has a massive respect for the talented teenager. Ademola Lookman will hone his skills at the Goodison Park outfit, which transformed Manchester United superstar Wayne Rooney and, no doubt, Everton coach Ronald Koeman will count on him in the future.
Luckily all of these Premier League players will come in action in the next Premier League fixtures. If the work of Phil Davidson is something you like you can find more of his tips and predictions on the Premier League here https://footballpredictions.com/footballpredictions/premierleaguepredictions/
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