The Premier League can boast some of the best talent from around the world, with the likes of Eden Hazard, Shinji Kagawa and Hugo Lloris all adding to the wonderful roster of stars in English football with transfers this summer.
Last season saw Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain receive an England call-up for the Euros, Kyle Walker earn a PFA team-of-the-year place and Danny Welbeck became a Manchester United regular. But who are going to be the players who could break through maybe not this season, but the next?
Here are my top ten future Premier League stars.
1. John Guidetti – Manchester City
The 20-year-old Swedish striker was on loan at Feyenoord last season and he made the most of his first team opportunities, notching an impressive 20 goals for the Dutch team as they reached 2nd in the Eredivisie.
In terms of character there is more Zlatan Ibrahimovic than Edison Cavani with this young prospect; Guidetti radiates self-confidence, almost to the level of arrogance. He’s not quite as opinion-splitting as Mario Balotelli but his superiority complex could cause issues with Roberto Mancini, who already has to deal with many egocentric characters.
His raw energy, speed and physicality were enough to overpower many defences in Holland last season, which is a positive sign; the Premier League often being described by those characteristics.
Don’t be mistaken as to thinking that Guidetti scored most of his goals against weaker opposition; a hatrick against the eventual champions Ajax was a season highlight. A razor-sharp finish is perhaps his greatest asset and that quality is highly-regarded in any league.
We are currently seeking Features contributors on WhatCulture. To find out more about the perks of being a Features contributor, click here.
- 30 Sexiest WAGs Of 2012
- 50 Sexiest Women You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
- 10 Most Paused Movie Moments
- Football’s Worst Ever Cheating Divers
- 10 Great Footballers Who Made Terrible Managers
- 100 Greatest Premier League Players Of All Time
- 50 Great Footballers Who Ruled 2012
- 15 Worst Ever Premier League Signings