Three young English players who could light up the Premier League next season

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In his maiden Premier League season, Deli Alli tore apart the top tier of English football and landed himself a spot on Roy Hodgson's plane to France.

Rewind 12 months and the youngster was playing his trade in the third tier of English football with MK Dons. But who will be the next youngster to light up the Premier League?

Have a look at three prospects we have picked out who could make a name for themselves next term.


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3. Sheyi Ojo

Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo is one of the hottest prospects in English football, and rightly so. The winger started his career at MK Dons, the same academy Spurs star Dele Alli graduated from.

Aged 13, Ojo was already showing his potential after impressing at U18 level. Liverpool saw this raw talent and made a bid for the youngster, believed to be in the region of £2 million. Since joining the Reds, Ojo has made eight appearances, scoring one goal but has spent time on loan at Wolves and Wigan.

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His close control and ability to shrug off defenders certainly make him one to watch next season, providing Jurgen Klopp gives him an opportunity.

2. Jordan Pickford

Pickford is one of the best young keepers around and is expected to be in contention to become Sunderland's number one next season. Pickford isn't just highly rated at the Stadium of Light, Manchester United have reportedly been scouting the shot-stopper during the Toulon tournament.

Pickford, aged 22, already has over 100 senior appearances to his name, following loan spells stretching back to 2012. However, it has been this season where he caught the eye of manager Sam Allardyce.

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The young keeper finally broke through into the first team setup at the club he has been with since he was eight by making a few Premier League appearances this term.

1. Jonathan Leko

West Brom starlet Jonathan Leko became the 15th youngest player in Premier League history when he made his debut aged 16 years and 344 days in April.

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However, despite his age, Leko impressed upon his breakthrough towards the end of the recent campaign. Although he didn't find the back of the net, Leko was a handful for defenders during his five Premier League outings.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis tends to play a rigid 4-4-2 formation, with the main source of creativity coming from wide areas so Leko's pace and skill on the wing may just force him into regular contention next season.

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