With the Premier League being the richest league in world football, it can be extremely difficult for youngsters to make the grade in England’s top-flight.
Even Marcus Rashford - who only got given his chance due to an injury-crises - has had to compete with the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to make a name for himself at Manchester United.
For every Rashford that has made the progression from academy to first-team seamlessly, though, there’s a Will Keane or a Nick Powell that has struggled to make it.
But predicting whether a youngster will go on to become a world-class player can be extremely difficult - especially when they have to try to make the jump into first-team football in the most competitive league in the world.
But the Guardian seem to really enjoy tipping youngsters for greatness.
In the previous three years, they've named the best Under-17 player at each Premier League club - and they’ve done so once again.
Incidentally, in years gone by, they’ve have named the likes of Rashford, Reece Oxford, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn as their ‘Next Generation’ talents.
But who have they picked this year?
The Guardian's 'Next Generation 2017'
Let’s take a look:
Arsenal | Trae Coyle | Attacking midfield
Bournemouth | Brennan Camp | Defender
Brighton | Danny Cashman | Forward
Burnley | Michael Fowler | Forward
Chelsea | Callum Hudson-Odoi | Forward
Crystal Palace | Sean Robertson | Winger
Everton | Anthony Gordon | Attacking midfielder
Huddersfield | Jordan Thomas | Defender
Leicester | Lukas Husek | Defender
Liverpool | Curtis Jones | Attacking midfielder
Manchester City | Ivan Ilic | Defensive midfielder
Manchester United | Arnau Puigmal | Midfield
Newcastle United | Deese Kasinga-Madia | Winger
Southampton | Kameron Ledwidge | Defender
Stoke City | Nathan Collins | Defender
Swansea | Mason Jones-Thomas | Winger
Tottenham | Oliver Skipp | Defensive midfield
Watford | Lewis Gordon | Defender
West Brom | Rayhaan Tulloch | Striker
West Ham | Anouar El Mhassani
So, there you go.
Keep an eye on these 20 players because one is them could be the new Marcus Rashford.
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