As we return for a new season of English Premier League action, there are numerous young players that football fans will want to keep a keen eye on throughout the year. Of course, the usual suspects like Harry Kane, Kevin De Bruyne, Paul Pogba, and Romelu Lukaku will be in action, but we can’t ignore the new breed of talent lacing up their boots.
The English Premier League is stacked with fresh, young talent, and there are a plethora of players looking to put on a show. The prosperous youth can also assist football bettors in deciding on their favourite sport and odds to make. Let us focus on five hopefuls who have the potential to become the next EPL superstar.
Jadon Sancho [Manchester United]
Former Borussia Dortmund striker Jadon Sancho became Manchester United’s most expensive signing this summer. The 21-year-old winger is the future of English football for both club and country, and despite building his talents on the youth squad of Manchester City, he’s now playing on the opposite side of Manchester.
The £100 million price tag may seem steep for such an inexperienced talent, but Sancho has already proved himself on the pitch after scoring 38 goals for Dortmund. The expectations for Sancho at Old Trafford are high, but we have no doubt that’s he’ll excel in his new role.
Lightning-fast speed on the flank combined with goal-scoring abilities could be the difference when Manchester United attempts to bring the domestic title home this season or next. In addition, he could be the perfect partner for Marcus Rashford.
Kai Havertz [Chelsea]
Kai Havertz debut season for Chelsea didn’t go as planned;with injury problems and a coronavirus case, he wasn’t able to give 100% into the season. He may have only scored four goals in a Chelsea shirt, but now that Havertz is fully fit, we anticipate greatness.
To make life easier, his team purchased Romelu Lukaku over the summer, and this will take the attention from him – this will open up the field for players like Havertz and Timo Werner.
Havertz went on record to say he’s feeling positive for the season ahead and how last season was a humbling experience. Now that he owns a season of EPL experience recognising how difficult the league is providing a better understanding for the 2021-22 campaign ahead.
Bukayo Saka [Arsenal]
19-year-old Bukayo Saka should have Arsenal fans hopeful for the future, especially after their young star was a crucial player in England’s Euro 2020 run. He’s undoubtedly one of the best teenagers in the world, if not the best.
It’s been a rough start to the season for The Gunners, but Saka is a player who can turn this campaign into a motivated one. He’s been grafting hard on the training pitch and could undoubtedly become a magical pairing with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Phil Foden [Manchester City]
Phil Foden is proving to be one of the most talented young players out of England. The 21-year-old midfielder performedlike a veteran on the pitch and was a huge part of Manchester City’s EPL title win last term.
Under the helm of Pep Guardiola, Foden is already an EPL winning player and is only evolving to greater heights. He was also a key player in England, making it to the Euro final.
Where will this season take him? City fans are delighted at the signing of Jack Grealish but remember how impressive Foden is with the ball at his feet. Last season, there were countless games where Pep brought him of the bench, and he instantly boosted the team’s morale.
Foden delivers spectacular passes but can also strike the ball from a long-range as well. His left foot is quite remarkable, and for Manchester City to repeat last season’s success, Foden will be required to showcase his skillset to the best of his ability. He’s an incredible talent.
Mason Greenwood [Manchester United]
Mason Greenwood is a fan favourite at Old Trafford, and for a good reason. The highly talented striker made an unforgettable debut for United in the Europa League 2019.
During the game, Greenwood, 19, became the youngest goalscorer in the tournament history at just 17-years-old. Quite the talking point for your 18th birthday party.
Since then, he’s only gotten better. One of his speciality’s is having the capability of scoring with both feet (left or right).