For a fan, there is no greater delight than watching a Youth Academy graduate progress through the ranks. The likes of John Terry, Steven Gerrard, and Ryan Giggs started their careers as teenagers at the bottom of their respective clubs and have gone on to lead the Senior team. It’s just that feeling of knowing that you as a Club have made this Player from scratch and now he’s world-class, that feeling is priceless. So let’s have a look at one player from each of the Top 6 Premier League Clubs who may break into the Senior side and cement their place.
Manchester City – Phil Foden
— Manchester City fans in The World (@cityfcfans) July 27, 2018
Under-17 World Cup Golden Ball winner, Foden has already impressed Manager Pep Guardiola. It won’t be easy breaking into a team that has Bernardo Silva on the Bench but with City owners wanting to concentrate on winning the Champions League Foden may just get a run of games in the League.
Manchester United- Tahith Chong
— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) July 22, 2018
The United Youth Academy star has been progressing well. Chong has been a regular in the Under-23 team despite being 18-years-old, the Dutch International is knocking on the Senior team’s door and this very well could be his year.
Tottenham Hotspur – Tashan Oakley-Boothe
— Hotspur Lane (@HotspurLane) July 23, 2017
The Spurs youth Product has earned admiration and praise from Manager Mauricio Pochettino. The teenager has already made 2 appearances for the Club and will be looking to cement his place in a team that develops young players very well.
Liverpool – Rhian Brewster
Under-17 World Cup winner Rhian Brewster has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool pic.twitter.com/4t2RI9RgMs
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 17, 2018
Under-17 World Cup Top goalscorer and a 5-Year Professional contract with Liverpool. Brewster is an exciting Youth prospect for Liverpool and it will be interesting to see how Jurgen Klopp tries to incorporate the youngster.
Chelsea – Callum Hudson-Odoi
Hudson-Odoi has already made an impact on Maurizio Sarri. The Italian Manager has been at the Club only a few weeks now. Considering Chelsea don’t have a back-up for Eden Hazard on the left, Hudson-Odoi could very well be a regular in the Senior team this Season.
Arsenal – Reiss Nelson
Nelson has already made 16 first team appearances for the gunners. Arsenal Youth prodigy has been on the fringes of the Youth team for a long time and this could be his Year.