10 youngsters who will have a breakthrough season in the Premier League 2016/2017 season
The Premier League is almost upon us and life has meaning again. Multiple new stars in both players and managers have arrived on British shores and we're in line for another fantastic season of domestic football. Jose Mourinho is a Manchester United manager, Pep Guardiola is a Manchester City manager, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is finally a Premier League player and a bunch of other global stars have all adopted the English game for the foreseeable future.
While we're thrilled to see big names enter the league signing multimillion-pound deals in the process, the game is still all about the little guy aiming for the stars. Irrespective of the club you supported, you were thrilled to see Marcus Rashford shine for Manchester United, the same could be said about Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Alex Iwobi who added a spark to Chelsea and Arsenal's seasons respectively.
The English are all about youngsters coming through. Having joined the clubs aged seven, eight, nine, and the like, nothing pleases a fan more than seeing that youngster rising through the ranks and representing his club with the first team. 'He's one of our own' is possibly the chant fans sing with the most amount of pride.
Here are ten promising youngsters who could have a breakthrough season for their clubs this season: (In no particular order whatsoever)
"It was the first time I'd picked a first-year scholar as captain. I don't think that has happened since Gary Neville was youth-team skipper. Axel (Tuanzebe) did a very good job - on and off the field," said a gleeful Paul McGuinness – the former Manchester United youth team coach.
Fans of the Red Devils will recall this youngster's name with pure joy. The Rochdale youngster has been the captain of several United youth teams and is line to make his first team debut for the club this season – having already made the bench last time around under Louis van Gaal.
Tuanzebe is comfortable as a centre-back but his pace, athleticism and reading of the game has often seen him deployed as a holding midfielder. Given United's shortcoming in midfield last season, someone in the mould of this youngster could greatly help Jose Mourinho in his first season at the club.