One glance at the transfer rumours steadily cooking ahead of this summer and you can see that the majority of targets are those who have plenty of years to offer.
Gone are the days when managers and clubs are reluctant to place their faith in youth, and push the majority of their funds towards the captures of esteemed stars. Of course there’s plenty of renown names being linked with big-money moves at the end of this season, but that doesn’t mean the young guns won’t be taking centre stage.
On the contrary, there’s a number of the world’s most promising talents who are dominating the mainstream sports headlines as the summer window looms, particularly as a number of European giants prepare to completely revamp their squads.
From Manchester United youngsters to Real Madrid fringe players, we take a look at the Top 10: Most wanted young stars in world football… Click on to see who makes out cut.