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4 Young players who could help England dominate world football in the future

  • A rundown of four players who could help England dominate world football in future
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 22:18 IST

#3. Callum Hudson Odoi (Chelsea) - 18 years

Hudson Odoi in action for England
Hudson Odoi in action for England

You know you're something special when two of the biggest clubs in the world battle it out for your signature.

This is exactly the scenario Callum Hudson Odoi finds himself in, as Chelsea and Bayern Munich were locked in an intense struggle for his services, with the German giants making multiple bids for him in January. All bids were turned down by the London club despite the fact that he is still just a teenager.

In many countries of the world, Odoi would not be eligible for many rights afforded to adults including drinking, driving, and voting, but as a professional footballer, he seemingly has the world at his feet and played a key role in helping England to the Under 17 World Cup in India in 2017.

Despite not yet being fully integrated into the Chelsea setup (he has made just six Premier League appearances till date) much to the chagrin of supporters, the 18-year-old is still highly rated around Cobham.

Proof of his value comes in the fact that despite his limited game time, Gareth Southgate deemed him worthy enough to make his competitive debut against the Czech Republic aged just 18 years and 135 days to break former Manchester United whiz kid Duncan Edwards long-standing record as the second youngest player to represent England in a competitive match behind Wayne Rooney.

Published 26 Mar 2019, 20:17 IST
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