Imagine being a football player so good that you are selected to join a Premier League club's developmental program.
Your friends hear about it and cannot wait to find out which club you will begin your career with.
With all the collected cool you can muster, you proudly tell your friends, "I start play with Manchester City's Elite Development Squad in the fall."
"Oh," say your crestfallen friends. "So sorry to hear that...that's terrible."
How is a young, untested player to get a break when City has fully blooded world-class talent sitting during every match?
So let's be realistic: none of these players who follow are likely to leap into the starting lineup the way Matija Nastasic did this season. But each one has a chance to see action next season; what each player does with that time is up to him.