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3 academy players to watch out for from top clubs in the Premier League

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Modified 06 Sep 2016, 15:35 IST
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi might be dominating the world of football currently, but nothing lasts forever. There are some amazing talents coming through the academies and many of them are primed to have their breakthrough season this time around.

Some of these players have already made it to the first team squad, while some make this list based on their potential and the wonderful glimpses of talent they have shown whenever they have stepped out on the football pitch. Let us take a brief look at some of the most talented youngsters in the world of football:

Manchester City

Manchester City youth academy also known as the elite development squad has one of the best youth academies in the world. There are a number of talented youngsters who will be hopeful of making a mark in the senior squad. However, these 3 youngsters have impressed the most so far:

Tosin Adarabioyo (18) – Centre Back

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The young defender first came into the spotlight during this year’s pre-season, when he put in an extremely accomplished performance against Borussia Dortmund. Tall, quick and most importantly good on the ball, Tosin Adarabioyo is definitely a Pep Guardiola type of player and could grow to become a player similar in style to John Stones.

Manu Garcia (18) – Attacking midfielder (loaned to Deportivo Alaves)

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A Spaniard who has a playing style very similar to David Silva, Manu Garcia, who is just 18, is currently on loan at Spanish side Deportivo Alaves. A neat passer on the ball, Garcia made his debut for the senior squad in the league cup, where he even scored a goal against Crystal Palace.

A good spell at Alaves might see Manu Garcia establish himself in the senior squad next season.

Brahim Diaz (16) – Forward/Winger

Probably the most talented youngster in the City academy, Brahim Diaz has been turning heads with his stunning dribbles and brilliant individual solo runs. Still only 16, the Spanish youngster was fast-tracked into the U-18 squad. Capable of the spectacular, Brahim Diaz has all the attributes required to be a complete forward

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Published 06 Sep 2016, 15:34 IST
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