Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Premier Promise

Career progression in the Premier League can be difficult for young players, with the high stakes of the modern game often preventing clubs from throwing their teenage talents in at the top-flight deep end. However, there were plenty of examples in 2011-12 of precocious youngsters rewarding their managers' faith, including Danny Welbeck at Manchester United, James McClean at Sunderland and Premier League Young Player of the Year Kyle Walker, who had only ever started two league games for Tottenham prior to last season.

Here, ESPN selects five players who could make waves in 2012-13.

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