Throughout this season, we have seen young Premier League prodigies who have flourished in their side. With the likes of John Stones, Dele Ali, Hector Bellerin and others who have taken their opportunity, and have shined this season.
With this in mind, I have picked out one player for each Premier League side who could have what it takes to be the wonder kid for your club next season. This will be split into a four-part-piece, with five teams per piece in Premier League chronological order.
Serge Gnabry (Arsenal)
Since moving to Arsenal at the age of 16 years old, the pacey forward has made 10 appearance for the first team. In his second senior season, he netted his first goal for Arsenal in a 3-1 win against Swansea.
The youngster was sent out on loan at the beginning of this season to fellow Premiership side West Brom to gain first team experience. However, Gnabry hasn’t been used as much by the Baggies boss Tony Pulis and he has eventually been recalled back to Arsenal.
Gnabry has two attributes that makes him stand out from the rest, strength and pace. With his impressive shooting ability, power and pace in attack, he could be the spearhead in Arsenals’ attack in a few years’ time.
Jordan Amavi (Aston Villa)
Aston Villa full-back Jordan Amavi only joined last summer from French side OGC Nice and instantly became a fan-favourite within the 10 appearances he made at the start of the season.
However, Amavi picked up a horrific injury when he was out on international duty with the France under-21’s, which led to him missing the rest of the season. It was a huge loss for Villa and it only heaped more misery onto what has been a horrendous season for the Villans.
There won’t be many players Villa fans want to remain with the squad for the next season. But Amavi will definitely be the one they would welcome into the first-side. Villa fans should be excited for the return of Amavi as he can play a big role for them next season, whether they are in the Premier League or not.
Tyrone Mings (Bournemouth)
As Bournemouth prepared for a relegation battle this season, they were forced to recruit for their arrival into the Premier League, and left-back Tyrone Mings was one of the eleven signings who joined The Cherries.
The £8million signing from Ipswich was an impressive statement from Bournemouth, as he was becoming one of the best left-backs in the Championship, and the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United were circling around the 6ft 5ins defender. His towering height gives him such strength and physicality defensively, that attackers just can’t seem to beat the powerful defender.
Just like Jordan Amavi of Aston Villa, Mings also missed the majority of this season with a knee injury. While Bournemouth have proved all the critics wrong and are set to extend their stay in the top league of England.
And a player like Tyrone Mings could be the difference in them being a solid Premier League side and a struggling Premier League side.
Chelsea have continued to blood even more a young stars this season with centre-forward Bertrand Traore and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but I have chosen the under the radar Brazilian.
Kenedy has made nine appearances for Chelsea in the league since his move from Fluminense, and typically because of his lightning speed down the wing, Kenedy has scored the fastest goal in the league, this season, against Norwich City. A future Brazilian first-team player is set for a bright future, and could be Chelsea’s long-term replacement for Ashley Cole.
Kenedy has predominantly played left-back in his career, but at only 5ft11ins tall, he could be pushed further forward, and even at left wing-back would probably suit the Brazilian trickster in the future.
Sullay Kaikai (Crystal Palace)
Currently on his second loan spell at Shrewsbury, the future Palace star has been displaying some superb performances for The Salops. The statistics backed up his performances with 7 goals in 17 games this season in League One.
His key attributes are creativity and vision, but he has also emerged as a clinical finisher. Even if he is loaned out once again, the winger has bags of potential to shine at any club.