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Young English U-21 stars who will shine this season

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Everyone is talking about how England players are lacking and it's affecting the National side, but here is a look at some of the brightest rising talents of the England U-21s Squad, who are currently playing in the Premier League.

Jonjo Shelvey - Swansea 

Shelvey recently left Liverpool for Swansea in search of more first-team action.

He has represented England at U-16, 17, 19 and 21 level. He has also previously captained the England U-16 and 19 sides respectively.

Shelvey is 21 and made has already appeared for England making his debut in October 2012.

Shelvey managed 47 appearances while at Liverpool which for a young player was good for him to be with a big club and develop and learn from experienced players like Steven Gerrard.

However now as he looks to further grow he joins Swansea and has already began to impress. He was a standout performer in Swansea's match against Malmo in the Europa League.

With enough playing time and support Shelvey should be a great player for the England side. 

Raheem Sterling - Liverpool

Raheem Sterling impressed last season for Liverpool at times and is undoubtedly a talented youngster in the England U-21 Squad.

Originally from Jamaica, Sterling has represented England at U-16, 17, 19 and 21 level.

He also earned his first cap for the National side in November of 2012. When signed by Liverpool from QPR in 2010 he immediately starred in the FA Youth Cup, netting five goals in a game against Southend in February 2011.

Sterling is the second youngest player to ever play for Liverpool and is definitely one to watch for the years to come.

He has speed and skill on the ball and is able to beat opponents blending his pace with his trickery when taking defenders on. 

Nathan Redmond - Norwich

Redmond joined Norwich from Birmingham earlier this summer and has already impressed over pre-season and in his first game of the new season.

He has represented England at U-16, 17, 18, 19 and 21. Redmond scored the opening goal of England U-21s recent 6-0 thrashing of the Scotland U-21 team.

He has the ability to combine speed and skill to beat opposition players and bring his team further up towards the opponents goal.

In his league debut for Norwich, Redmond had a very impressive display against Everton powering past the opposition players with his blistering pace.

He is looking like a real talent for England in the future and is one to watch and see how he develops.

Luke Shaw - Southampton

Shaw originally comes from the Southampton youth academy which has previously produced high calibre players like Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott.

Shaw was brought up to the first team in the 2012/13 season and began to prove to be a great call-up.

Having had some very impressive games Shaw has established himself as a regular first-team player for Southampton. At the age of just 18 he has already made 26 appearances for Southampton.

Shaw has already being targeted by big clubs like Chelsea, but decided to stay.

This guarantees him playing time and he can continue to develop as a player and will definitely be a talent high on many clubs transfer wish list. 

Ross Barkley - Everton

Barkley is currently 19 and has represented England at U-16, 17, 19, 20 and 21 level. 

He was most recently named in the starting 11 for Everton's opening day fixture against Norwich City.

He controlled the attacking side of the Toffee's midfield and managed to score his first ever goal for Everton, picking up the Man of the Match Award after the game ended 2-2.

Barkley has drawn much praise, Tim Cahill said in 2011 that he had never worked with a more incredible player and new manager Roberto Martinez described him as "an incredible football diamond".

With such high praise at a young age there can only be good things to come from Barkley and will be looking to continue on shining this season. 

Above are five stars who look to have bright futures for both club and country.

As they continue to grow as players there are signs that there are good things to come from English football and that we are able to produce great players, but we should aim to produce more of them.

There are also other players like Wilfried Zaha and Danny Welbeck who appeared for the England national team while Under-21 players like Jack Butland and Nathaniel Chalobah are in squads of some of England's top flight clubs. 

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