Soccer: Who is the Next Crop of Premier League Stars?
Every season there are a host of youngsters who make the grade and step up to the Premier League.
Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney, and now Marcus Rashford are three such players who have become household names in their respective generations. Nevertheless, after making the grade as teenagers who is the next Premier League teenage sensation?
We look at some of the candidates.
Tashan Oakley-Boothe – Tottenham
When it comes to giving youth a chance, there are few better high-profile clubs than Spurs. Especially for a teenager to have a chance of making it to the top.
With a fountain of youth stars at their disposal and no summer or January signings, the confidence placed in Tottenham’s youth squad can only go to promote confidence and one such player shining through is Tashan Oakley-Boothe.
The 18-year-old made his senior debut for Spurs in September 2017. In fact, it came in a League Cup match and the midfielder continues to impress in the youth ranks.
Strength and versatility are to major attributes to Oakley-Boothe’s game. It would not be a surprise to see more of the Englishman next season.
Callum Hudson-Odoi – Chelsea
If you have not heard of Chelsea’s 18-year-old striker, then chances are you have been living under a rock throughout January.
The teenager from Wandsworth spent most of the winter transfer window being courted by Bayern Munich with the German giants even submitting a £35 million offer for him for the talented attacker.
After making his Premier League debut for the Blues last season, Hudson-Odoi has gone on to feature eleven times this season in all competitions netting twice after scoring four times in just six games for the under-23 side to earn his promotion.
Rumour has it that Bayern will be back in for the teenager in the summer with a £50 million plus bid with his talent clearly not in doubt.
If he does go, he will be a big loss to the Premier League. Heading to Germany seems to be something of a trend. However, Blues boss Maurizio Sarri could do a lot worse than give Hudson-Odoi more playing time to show that he can be the future of the club.
Morgan Gibbs-White – Wolves
19-year-old Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White is no stranger to fans. Especially those who have followed the Championship closely for the last two seasons.
Seamlessly making the step up to the Premier League after 20 appearances over two seasons in the Championship, Gibbs-White was thrown in at the deep end for his top-flight debut. Indeed he played a starring role as he helped guide the Molineux club to victory over Chelsea.
Breaking into a winning team packed with stars takes a remarkable player. Gibbs-White has all the attributes to become a future star of the Premier League.