The transfer rumour columns are always rife with the latest emerging talent breaking out into the world of football.
To get a 'starlet' who is lauded as being the next best thing isn't too uncommon, but acquiring a young player who will evolve into everything he is expected to be most definitely is.
But in the modern day teams are rarely willing to wait for a player to fully develop and reveal his true abilities before taking him on board, in a bid to beat their rivals.
What usually happens once a hot prospect has been identified is that a race begins for his purchase, one that most often ends up in a club paying over the odds for a player who might never come close to justifying his price tag.
Here we take a look at the most sought after youngsters around at the moment...