Top five young players to watch in the Premier League this season
Written by: Aniket Surve
These starlets are set to take the best league in the world by storm this season.
The Premier League has been home to some of the finest players in the world. The league has produced some quality youngsters every season over the years. The pace and tension on the field in each and every game of the league forces the youngster to put on an outstanding show to retain their position in the team, thus developing the players in the process. Over the years we have seen that a Premier League tested youngster hardly fails to perform in other European leagues.
The new season is just a few days away and to add some more excitement, Khel Now presents you five youngsters to watch out for in the 2018-19 campaign.
5. Nya Kirby (Crystal Palace)
Watch: Nya Kirby individual highlights
Kirby was one of the brightest talents in Tottenham’s academy. The midfielder was the prime target of many big clubs before signing for Crystal Palace. The 18-year-old was part of England's U-17 side which won the World Cup last year.
The midfielder is yet to play for Palace's senior team, but the way he has played for their youth side he will surely get some game-time in the coming season.
4. Michael Obafemi (Southampton FC)
Watch: Goals, skills and assists by Michael Obafemi
Obafemi debuted for Southampton at 17 years and 116 days old which made him the club's second youngest player to play in the Premier League.
3. Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal)
Watch: Eddie Nketiah individual highlights in Toulon Tournament
Nketiah spent his youth career at Chelsea's youth academy before catching the eye of Arsenal's scouts. The 19-year-old had a great time with the Gunners' youth team scoring 30+ goals for them.
The youngster displayed some stunning performances in recent friendlies and Champions cup games, which will surely force Unai Emery to give him ample opportunities with the senior team.
2. Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Watch: All goals scored by Ruben Neves in 2017/18
The 21-year-old joined Wolverhampton before the 2017-18 season for a club and EFL record fee of £15.8m. The midfielder showed some great performances in his debut campaign with Wolves scoring six goals from 39 games.
Neves has been a well-known name in Portugal's international circuit having played at all levels right from U-16 to the senior side. Wolverhampton's performance in this season will surely depend on how good this youngster plays.
1. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham FC)
Watch: Goals, skills and assists of Ryan Sessegnon
The 18-year-old is the most sought-after youngster for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Sessegnon started his career with Fulham's youth side and debuted for their senior side at the tender age of 16, which shows the talent he has.
The left winger has played 71 games for the newly-promoted side and has scored 20 goals. The two-time PFA Championship Team of the Year member has enough potential to grab all the headlines in THE coming season.
Published: Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:35 PM IST