Southampton's world-famous youth academy has been attracting much attention in recent years. Their ability to consistently produce top class homegrown players is something that other Premier League clubs can only look on in awe at.
Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers are two of the most promising youngsters in English football at the moment and it's no coincidence they are both plying their trade in the Southampton first team.
Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, and, of course, Gareth Bale all preceded them on the legendary South Coast production-line, but which youngsters are waiting in the wings ready to take their chance?
Following Bale's world-record transfer to Real Madrid, GMS contributor Matthew Wall picks out his top five Southampton youngsters who are hoping to replicate Bale's path to stardom...
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