The Future Premiership: Each EPL Club's Top British Youth Prospect Under 21

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The Future Premiership: Each EPL Club's Top British Youth Prospect Under 21
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Some club's have it abundance, some it appears have very little. Yet in the wake of the national football teams seemingly genetic predilection for failure, i feel now is as good a time as any to look for the future. With this in mind i have tried as best i can to rank, what is in my opinion, the 'best' British youth prospect at each Premier League club. Yes even Blackpool!

I must make a confession at this point, however. In my opinion to effectively cite the 'top youth prospect', this must be a player that is in and around the first team. People may dispute this claiming a, 'better prospect' in one of the youth systems, but i would argue they are simply thus, a prospect. Far too many players do not live up to the potential that they threatened whilst growing up; Freddy Adu anyone? 

In a couple of circumstances in this list though, using this basis, to source an under 21 British first team squad member has been impossible and i have had to break my '21 or under rule'. In all of these circumstances, however, i have aimed at getting the team member that is both as young as possible whilst exhibiting the greatest potential. The oldest player in the list therefore is 23, young enough, in my opinion, to not contradict the adage 'future of the EPL'.

My team is Leicester City so in reality i am creating this list from an outsiders viewpoint (looking up in envy!). This being the case, whilst i have as far as i know done each club justice, if anyone can source any notable exceptions, i will have no problem in bowing to your superior knowledge.

What i will say though is, based on this list, the future of the EPL looks bright. So here, in althabetical order, my list of the top youth prospects at each EPL club. Happy reading and don't hesitate to comment with your feedback, clarification or appreciation's.

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