Here are my top five young Premier League players:
5 – Luke Shaw
The young Southampton and England under-21 international has attracted a lot of attention as of late, many have labelled his as the next Ashley Cole, who is in my books one of the greatest left backs ever. Shaw has established himself as Southampton’s number one left back and rumour has it Manchester City are looking to buy him.
4 - Philippe Coutinho
Though he has already turned 21 I believe he deserves to be here, when he first arrived I had my doubts. Brazilians don’t usually adapted well to life in the Premier League but Coutinho has adapted very well, he is slowly becoming one of the best midfielders in the league and he has great potential, he could even get into the Brazilian national team if he continues like this.
3 – Ross Barkley
“The Next Wayne Rooney”, possibly this mercurial player has the potential to become a fantastic player in the future. He’s quick, powerful and has an eye or goal in fact almost like Wayne Rooney. To reach he’s full potential I believe he should leave Goodison but until then He can stay at Everton and continue to improve.
2 – Adnan Januzaj
This player is fantastic, an absolutely amazing player potentially at least. At times inconsistent but he is becoming one of the most important players in the Manchester United team. He could very well become a United legend.
1 – Romelu Lukaku
Became a professional player at the age of 16, he was the top scorer in the 2009-10 season of the Belgian league, that season Anderlecht won the league and since then he has become an even better player. The new Didier Drogba perhaps, almost the same build and playing style he could be as good as or even better than the Chelsea legend. Any player that can score a hat trick against United on Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game as a manager is amazing in my book.
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