This article profiles 10 of the most hyped young players in world football today.
While it is common for young players who achieve some modicum of excellence to court a media frenzy and an enhanced attention around their abilities, this piece looks at some of the players who have experienced attention and provoked a fervour like few others.
The players on this list are among the most talented of their age group in the world of football, and many of them have already enjoyed the kind of praise and accolades that very few stars ever attain.
These players have all had major claims made about them, and have all been highlighted as being something special, something above the norm. These claims have prompted a media interest that has been impossible to avoid.
My final slide, however, serves as a cautionary tale to those young prodigies who are revered as deities before having added the finishing touches to their talent and having begun to claim the accolades that are the first pastures of success.