Many top clubs are moving their focus onto young talent and investing in the future. Players such as Neymar or Kylian Mbappé are like gold-dust to premier league sides. Investing in bright young stars in therefore the biggest priority to all the top teams. Here are three of the Football League’s most talented young players that Premier League clubs must look at:
1. Dael Fry
At just 20 years old, the Middlesbrough centre-back has already achieved a lot in his career. He was a part of the England squad that won the Under 20s World Cup in South Korea. He started 3 games in the tournament, in which England conceded just 1 goal. He was also part of the England squad that won the Under 17s European Championships in 2014. At 6 foot 2 inches, Fry often displays an aerial presence in defence. This also makes him dangerous from set pieces. Fry also has a good level of speed for a centre-back. This makes him a great all-round defender, and definitely a hot prospect that top flight teams should keep their eyes on.
2. Elvis Bwomono
This Southend United full-back made his first appearance for the Shrimpers senior squad in the 0-0 home draw to Rochdale earlier this season. He won the Man of the Match award after a solid performance at right-back in a tough game for the Blues. Since then, Bwomono has started 2 more games for Southend and is continuing to impress the fans. He is quick and the ball and a strong tackler, which will make him a perfect fit for any Premier League side in the future.
3. Ollie Watkins
The Brentford forward is just 21 years old and has already won the 2016-17 Football League Young Player of the Year award. He’s already been watched by the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal. As well as this, his recent move to Griffin Park involved a £1.8 million transfer fee. Watkins is extremely dangerous to opponents when going forward. His immense pace and quick feet make him a versatile attacking option for any team. Rapid players like Watkins are a rare find, and Premier League clubs should be seriously considering him an option for the future.