Oliver Torres is one of five talented youngsters to watch

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There are many young players currently making a name for themselves in the world of football. Here we look at five impressive youngsters that you may not have heard of...

5. Mason Bennett

The only Englishman on the list, Bennett is a talented attacking player with bags of pace and skill.  He showcased his potential in the FA Cup third-round tie against Chelsea in January, causing a series of problems for experienced former England international Ashley Cole.

Derby boss Steve McClaren has since shown his faith in Bennett securing is future on a five-year deal. With the Rams' talented squad looking to secure a place in the Premier League next year, expect Bennett to shine.

4. Adama Traore

Yet another gifted youngster from the Barcelona academy, the Spanish-born winger of Malian descent looks a real prospect. Instrumental in Barcelona B's XI, Traore's pace, dynamic frame and trickery helps to create chance after chance. This boy's feet really are magic. At the mere age of 18 with a senior cap already to his name, expect great things.

3. Tony Vilhena

The Dutch seem to just pump out football masters out of their youth systems, and this guy could be up there with the Cruyffs , Seedorfs and Robbens. An artistic left-footed playmaker, Vilhena has played an integral part in Feyenoord's first team since 2012.

He is agile, he can dribble, score goals and execute that killer pass. For me, he's a natural successor to Wesley Sneijder.

Louis van Gaal included Vilhena in his preliminary World Cup squad, but sadly he didn't make the final cut. Still only 19, I'd put good money on this guy to be a household name in the next four years.

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2. Sam Larsson

Currently playing for IFK Goteborg in the Swedish Allsvenskan, this player has it all. To say he is pacey would be an understatement as he leaves defenders looking like they're running in quicksand with an anchor strapped to their ankles.

He's full of that youthful exuberance, imagination and creativity, reminiscent of a young Wayne Rooney (but more of a Marco Reus-esque, right-footed left-winger in style). Not only is this guy a wizard with the ball at his feet skipping past defenders, but he can also pick out that 40-yard pass.

At the age of 21, which can be considered, somewhat "oldish" in this bizarre football climate, I really hope Larsson gets the opportunity to fulfil his potential at a bigger club. I really feel that he's good enough to be up there with Swedish greats but he just needs that chance to perform on the biggest stage.

1. Oliver Torres

An absolute baller. Torres is a product of Atletico Madrid, currently on loan to FC Porto. A real midfield maestro, he's both-footed, can dribble, shoot, tackle and has exceptional vision.

At the age of 19, he looks set to become a Spanish star. This kid will feature massively in Porto's team this year and don't be surprised to see him bossing things for parent club Atletico and in a new-look Spain team in France 2016. A name you may not have heard of, but a name you'll soon come to know very well.

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