Naming every Premier League club's best player aged 21 or under

Football fans love to predict the game’s next big stars.

And with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo reaching the latter stages of their careers, now is a suitable time to do so.

Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho are just some of the players aged 21 or under tipped to reach the very top.

And the Premier League also features some impressive young talents.

And we here at GIVEMESPORT have gone ahead and picked the best player aged 21 or under from each of the 20 top flight sides.

Inspiration for the article comes from The Sun.

Arsenal | Bukayo Saka | 18

The 18-year-old Saka has been a breath of fresh air this season, earning 29 first-team appearances and showcasing his versatility by playing as left-back.

Aston Villa | Douglas Luiz | 21

Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz has rewarded for his impressive performances when he made his senior international debut in November.

He’s bound to be snapped up if Aston Villa are relegated this season.

Bournemouth | Aaron Ramsdale | 21

Ramsdale has been a bright spark in a difficult season for the Cherries.

The English goalkeeper has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea after establishing himself as Premier League-quality.

Brighton | Alexis Mac Allister | 21

Brighton fans haven’t seen much of Argentinian midfielder Mac Allister but they’ll be hoping to see him deliver when Premier League football returns.

The No.10 made his debut for his country earlier this season and will play an important role in the Seagulls’ battle to avoid the drop.

Burnley | Dwight McNeil | 20

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has told Manchester United that they need a “war chest” to sign McNeil.

The highly-rated winger has five goals and 10 assists in 51 top-flight appearances, and interest in him is mounting.

Chelsea | Callum Hudson-Odoi | 19

Chelsea’s young players have burst through this season, including 18-year-old Billy Gilmour, 20-year-old Reece James and 21-year-old Mason Mount, but we’re going with Hudson-Odoi on this one.

The winger has battled an Achilles tendon injury as well as coronavirus, but he’ll be hoping to kick on and deliver on his immense potential when the action returns.

Crystal Palace | Brandon Pierrick | 18

Forward Pierrick made an impact on his first Premier League start for Palace on New Year’s Day, starting the move that led to their late equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Norwich City.

Everton | Tom Davies | 21

Davies has already made more than 100 appearances in all competitions for Everton and can play an influential part in their attempts to return to the top six.

Leicester City | Luke Thomas | 18

Leicester’s Luke Thomas was described as the “mirror image” of teammate Ben Chilwell by the Daily Mail in October.

The Foxes know they already have Chilwell’s replacement should the left-back leave the King Power Stadium.

Liverpool | Trent Alexander-Arnold | 21

Alexander-Arnold has the world at his feet.

A Champions League winner at the age of 21, the Liverpool star may already be the best right-back in the world.

Manchester City | Phil Foden | 19

Pep Guardiola has frequently raved about Man City midfielder Foden, even going as far as to call him the “most talented player” he has ever seen last year.

After starring in City’s Carabao Cup final win at the start of March, it seems only a matter of time before Foden is a regular for club and country. 

Manchester United | Mason Greenwood | 18

United may have their striker of the future in Greenwood, who has 12 goals in all competitions this season.

Newcastle United | Matty Longstaff | 19

Longstaff has had a season to remember, making his first-team debut for his boyhood club and scoring the winner against Man United in October.

Norwich City | Max Aarons | 20

The top clubs are chasing Aarons and it’s not hard to see why.

The right-back is one of the top players in his position in the country.

Sheffield United | David Parkhouse | 20

Parkhouse represents Northern Ireland at Under-21 level but he may not be at Sheffield United for much longer after rejected the Blades’ contract offer in December.

The striker, who The Sun say has ‘the potential to be a Premier League star’, is reportedly wanted by Everton and Celtic.

Southampton | Michael Obafemi | 19

Tottenham Hotspur | Japhet Tanganga | 20

Ryan Sessegnon’s dip in form means we’re going with defender Tanganga for Spurs.

The centre-back has played across Tottenham’s backline this season and has barely put a foot wrong, with Jose Mourinho admitting in February that he wants the English defender to be a Spurs player “for many years”.

Watford | Joao Pedro | 18

Watford’s highly-rated Brazilian has bags of potential and the Hornets will be delighted if he fulfils it at Vicarage Road.

He can finish with his left or right foot, is decent in the air and offers defensive work-rate and link-up abilities as well.

West Ham | Declan Rice | 21

Rice may not have kicked on this season like many would have expected him too but he remains a fine talent who remains linked with a move to Man United.

Wolves | Pedro Neto | 20

The Portuguese forward became Wolves’ youngest-ever Premier League goalscorer when he netted against Watford on New Year’s Day.

He has continuously presented Nuno Espirito Santo with a selection headache this season.

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