With the January transfer window well and truly open for business, clubs will be scouring the globe for the next big thing.
Very few established stars move during the winter window as such sizable deals are taking ever longer amounts of time to be negotiated and completed (Cesc Fabregas, anyone?).
The smart move is to invest in youth, especially with the financial fair play rules now in effect in Europe. It makes more sense to sign a player who can give your club a potential decade of service and retain some sell-on value.
Of course, there is a premium that is attached to youth and potential, but some young players look as though they are already talented enough to minimize the risk.
Here are 15 young players, some more available than others, for whom it would be worth paying top dollar.