Premier League stars of the future

by Mystical Mike

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Top 10 players to look out for

Here’s our top 10 players for the future. We predict these will be playing in the Premier League by 2011.


1. Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

Perhaps the most exciting player to emerge from the Arsenal youth academy for some time. The precocious 17-year-old midfielder signed a professional contract with the gunners in January. A special player with all the attributes of Wayne Rooney & Joe Cole.


2. Fabio Da Silva (Manchester United)

This talented 24 year full back started his career with the Brazilian club Flumminese before he was spotted by Man United scouts. Has impressed this season and looks certain to take over from Gary Neville as the clubs long term right back.


3. Adam Johnson (Middlesbrough)

Highly rated winger has already been linked with Real Madrid. This 21-year-old has the potential to be Teesside’s new darling when Stewart Downing finally decides to leave.


4. Nathan Delfouneso (Aston Villa)

17-year-old Villa academy forward is tall, skillful and quick. Has already been dubbed the new Gabriel Agbonlahor. Has played for England at junior level.


5. Kieran Westwood (Coventry City)

Chris Coleman, rates him as the best ‘keeper outside the Premier League. Signed for £450,000 from Carlisle United, the 24-year-old goalkeeper is tipped to become Englands number one.


6. Mark Noble (West Ham United)

Noble joined West Ham as a schoolboy and became the youngest player ever to appear in the reserve team, aged 15. Now aged 21, he has already made 61 starts for the Hammers.

He is also an England under 21 regular. Has been linked with a January move to Arsenal.


7. Fabian Delph (Leeds United)

Powerful midfielder with maturity beyond his years. Delph’s form attracted the attention of Premier League clubs, with Newcastle already having a bid rejected by Leeds Chairmen Ken Bates. Was called up to the England under 21 squad in November 2008.


8. Jack Collison (West Ham United)

This 20-year-old West Ham academy midfielder recently broke into the first-team scoring 2 goals in the process.

Although he was born in England has already played for Wales through his grandfather.


9. Jose Baxter (Everton)

Quite possibly the next superstar to come through the Everton ranks. This 16 year old striker posses electric pace and will be carefully nurtured by the excellent David Moyes.


10. Kyle Naughton (Sheffield United)

Arsenal, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Newcastle, are believed to be tracking this 20-year-old full back, who only made his first-team debut last August but is already a firm favourite with the Blades crowd.

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  • Martyn

    How on earth you don’t have John Bostock, not only in that list but at the top of it, is ridiculous. The boy is a genius!!! I think the boy Gosling from Everton is also worth a mention!

  • Dan

    Where’s carlos vela?

  • Martyn

    Agreed, Vela has been great too when he’s been given a go. Mystical Mike – not so mystical after all!!

  • Sam

    Good shout on Fabian Delph of Leeds Utd. Saw his goal last weekend which showed off just about every attribute he clearly has! But sorry to be picky, I think you mead Rafael Da Silva not Fabio – Rafael for Right back is how i remember it. And the lack of Danny Wellbeck suggests you think the gangly United forward will fade into another David Bellion.

  • dexylongshot

    James Tomkins at West Ham. Has had an injury this season but was excellent in his few starts at the end of last term. Another England regular at under 18. You can add Sears on there as well although he’s a bit lightweight at the mo, electric pace and brilliant goalscoring record. Zola has been working with him and Carlton.

  • Martin Tibbetts

    Joe Mattock, of those mighty Foxes. We are already beating the big guns off with the proverbial dirty stick, he’s the natural successor to Ashley Cole in the England set up, and unless Milan M can entice him to stay in the summer he’ll be setting the left side of the Premier League alight for someone next season….

  • Rafael da Silva

    Rafael da Silva is one of United’s best players. Hopefully he’ll be in at right-back instead of Gary Neville against Bayern – Ribery nailed him in the first leg!

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