The top 10 young players in the Premier League

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The Premier League is the most watched league in the world, and fans clamour for the best players to be signed every season.

This summer the league lost last season's Player of the Year, Gareth Bale, but gained the talents of Mesut Ozil.

I will examine who I believe are the best youngsters the league has to offer, the list will not include players over the age of 21.

10. Adnan Januzaj

The young midfielder has already made a big impression on Manchester United fans, who are desperate to see him sign a new deal at the club with his current deal running out at the end of this season.

The midfielder has rejected the opportunity to play for Belgium, his country of birth, at any level as he's stated his desire to represent Albania.

He was left out of United's Champions League squad, but I'm sure he will feature a lot for the club at domestic level soon.

9. Gerard Deulofeu

The young Spaniard signed a one year loan deal with Roberto Martinez's Everton, and despite pleas from the Everton boss to not get carried away about the youngster, it's hard not to.

He was Barcelona B's best player last term, and the Catalan giants hold him in high regard, and were intent on promoting him to the senior side before the arrival of Neymar, but they believe a season out on loan will do him good.

8. Raheem Sterling

Sterling burst onto the scene for Liverpool early last season, and signed a long term deal. He has featured for the England national team after his form earned him a call up.

With Liverpool acquiring the services of Philippe Coutinho, he has played significantly less since January and that's expected to continue with the summer arrival of Victor Moses, but when he dropped back to the Liverpool reserves, he looked way too good, and he impressed in pre-season for Brendan Rodgers

7.Wilfried Zaha

Despite being only 20, Zaha has played over 140 senior appearances for Crystal Palace and earned an England cap. Having secured a move to Manchester United in January, he returned to Palace and helped secure their promotion to the top flight.

After impressing in pre-season, he has featured in the United squad for most league games, but has failed to secure a start as of yet.

6. Jonathan Williams

The Welsh midfielder was one of Crystal Palace's stand-out players as they earned promotion to the Premier League, he has been linked with Liverpool and Arsenal but is still at Selhurst Park, and he will be vital for Palace if they are to secure their Premier League status.

5. Nathan Redmond

The winger has made a flying start to the season after moving to Norwich from Birmingham in the summer.

The 19-year-old was England’s best player at the Under 21 European Championships, attracting the interest of many top sides and having previous boss Chris Hughton at Carrow Road will help his cause. 

4. Ravel Morrison

The youngster joined West Ham from Manchester United, and looked like he would fail to fulfil his potential, but a loan deal to Birmingham resurrected his career, and he has since broke into the West Ham team and looks like the player who showed so much promise at Old Trafford.

3. Marco Van Ginkel

The Dutchman moved to Chelsea this summer after impressing for Holland in the Under 21 European Championships.

Van Ginkel has been one of the rising talents of the Eredivisie and although he may struggle to break into the the Chelsea team this season, he will have a major role to play in the coming years.

2. Ross Barkley

The Everton starlet has been in sparkling form so far this season, earning himself an England call-up in the process. Already he has been touted as a key player for club and country, he is at the right club for his development and over the next few years should develop into one of the best midfielders in the country.

1. Luke Shaw

Shaw was one of the best young players in the league last year. With his speed and stamina, his likeness to Gareth Bale is there for all to see, and aged 18, he has got a long career ahead of him. He committed his long term future to Southampton earlier this year, and hopefully for England, he will develop into England's next long term left back.

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