5 best goalkeeping prospects in the Premier League right now
Top-quality goalkeepers are, simply, in short supply at the highest level. So who are five of the Premier League's best prospects?
Currently, in an era where goalkeepers of the highest quality are becoming increasingly hard to come by, it's clear to see that some Premier League sides have talented prospects - either already started for their respective clubs or showing promising potential to do so in future.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois are almost always the first two names which arise when talking about world-class talent amongst England's top-flight, but who has the ability to match them?
In this top five, we take a look at the best goalkeeping prospects across the league right now.
Before I start, an honourable mention must go to Newcastle's Freddie Woodman - who won the U20 World Cup with England last summer and played an instrumental part in their success. Having made his first-team debut during their FA Cup third-round win over Luton Town, he was disappointingly left on the substitutes' bench for the following fixture, an away defeat by Chelsea.
Unsurprisingly, he's gone out on-loan in search of regular first-team football. As a talented youngster, one who turns 21 in a fortnight, he needs senior minutes and more experience under his belt, as under-23 fixtures can only take you so far before you're called upon in the thick of the action during competitive matches.
After previous loan spells with Crawley and Kilmarnock, he's gone back out on-loan to Scotland with Aberdeen - finalised on deadline day. He's started three games (one SFA Cup appearance) since joining, conceded four and kept a clean sheet in the Premiership too.