Future Stars (4)

Archie Waterworth takes us through another one of his articles about who he thinks could go big:

Reece Oxford:

Born: Dec 16, 1998 (17)

Nationality: England

Position: Central Midfield

Club: West Ham Unitedreece-oxford-west-ham-oxford_3335636

One of many glittering products from the West Ham academy, Reece Oxford has become one of the Premier League’s brightest future stars. Standing at 1.90 metres, the tall, ranging midfielder has the ability to play both holding midfielder and centre back. On his Premier League debut against Arsenal at the Emirates this season, he showed both the quality and temperament of a player way beyond his age. With 7 premier league appearances under his belt, Reece Oxford has attracted interest from all of England’s top clubs. Having played from England u16 to England u19, a call up to the u21’s is imminent for this prestigious young talent. His calmness on the ball and his quality of passing has given him the perfect platform in which to go on and become one of the best holding midfielders in the world.

Sheyi Ojo:

Born: Jun 19, 1997 (18)

Nationality: England

Position: Winger

Club: LiverpoolLiverpool v Exeter City - FA Cup Third Round Replay

Considered Liverpool’s best academy product at the moment, Sheyi Ojo has begun to show glimpses that he will become a force to be reckoned with next season. Strong, super-fast and a clinical left foot, Ojo has the ability to beat a man for pace and add the finishing product to boot. After being recalled back to Liverpool by Jurgen Klopp, Ojo has responded with 5 goals and 2 assists in all competitions for Liverpool, in just 11 appearances. His crisp finishing and whipped crosses have given Liverpool another option in attack for both the present and the future, with Jurgen Klopp being the perfect manager to hone his potential.

Saúl Ñíguez:

Born: Nov 21, 1994 (21)

Nationality: Spain

Position: Central Midfield

Club: Atletico Madrid370421

After scoring a sublime goal in Ateltico’s recent Champions League Semi-Final win over Bayern Munich, Saúl Ñíguez has been the name on everyone’s lips in Europe. With 9 goals and 4 assists in all competitions, he has simply added more quality to Simeone’s side in midfield alongside Koke. His ability to play out wide and contribute a great work ethic alongside his great potential has made him Europe’s hottest property. Guillem Balague chose him as his best young player of the year in La Liga, showing how great a season he has had this year. With 2 goals in 15 games for Spain’s U21’s, a call up to the Spanish side for the Euros could be within his grasp with a win in the Champions League final over arch-rivals Real Madrid. If he keeps flourishing under the guidance of Simeone, Saúl Ñíguez could be a star in the making.

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