20 Promising Youngsters Who Were English Football Transfer Busts

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20 Promising Youngsters Who Were English Football Transfer Busts
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Sometimes, the kids aren't all right. With the January transfer window inching ever closer, the footballing world turns once again to its promising young wünderkinds. Sometimes, they end up in the EPL and do amazingly well—other times, not so much. 

Here are 20 (in no particular order)—and I'm sure there are a whole lot more—of the promising young wünderkinds from England and abroad who struggled with top-flight transfers.

Some are still playing, a couple still have a shot with more time, some careers eventually recovered and a few weren't necessarily bad players; just a bad fit at their teams. For all intents and purposes, the cutoff age for this was 21.

As always, if there's anyone we forgot, have at it in the comments. 

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