July - The Month of Transfers
Sky Sports new can exclusively reveal that they have spent the off season compiling a report on the most exciting young prospects yet to sign a contract with any club.
The list features mostly attacking players, with a wealth of talent coming through english schools, as well as from further afield.
The likelihood is that these players will be on the radar this summer, after having appeared on this list which will be broadcast on partner stations across the globe.
The English FA are in full support of this, and have already been reported as talking to some players about joining up with the England U19 squad to train until they find a club.
With players being looked at by Premier League and Championship clubs it remains to be seen as to which will be most beneficial. Will a year or two in the championship gaining first team football be great for these young stars, or will they show more improvement whilst using the top facilities that the bigger clubs can offer?
All we know here at Sky Sports News is that this month promises to be a month FULL of transfers for these future stars.
July/August - The Transfer Window
Sky Sports News can reveal that Man Citys new signing Mariano has stated he is delighted to join the club. He joins the signings of Arturo Vidal, and Yohan Cabaye, which strangely enough brings the total number of defensive midfielders in their team to 5.
In other news we would like to revisit a list we published over a month ago, of the top youth players yet to have signed a contract.
This month has been an exciting month for all 14 of the players who made the list, with offers coming from across the globe.
The first player to sign a contract was James Sheriff who signed for Tottenam Hotspurs - james signed a youth contract, and was drafted straight into the under 18's, where he has enjoyed some success, playing 5 times and scoring twice. However less impressive was the red card he recieved in a hot blooded affair with Chelsea U18's, after comitting two needless fouls which each resulted in a yellow. It is yet to be seen how far this talent will go in the game. Strangely enough he is playing in the U18s with Ramil Sheriff - prehaps a long lost cousin?
Next we will move onto the player who has seen most Top Flight first team action. Matthew Cooper has started all three of Aston Villas premier league matches this season, though he will be dissapointed he has not lasted a full 90 minutes yet. His impressive non competitive form in pre-season has not carried on to the premier league, where an average rating of 6.30 may not be enough to be a regular starter this season.
Andrew Poole is the next youngster we would like to talk about, prehaps with the most minutes under his belt so far. He has played 4 times for his new club Charlton - setting up a lovely goal in a thrilling league match which saw his side lose 4-3 to Sheff Wed. Bottom of League 1 - Charlton must be a stepping stone to glory for this youngster. However if the two yellows he recieved and the subsequent one match ban are anything to go by, this youngster has the ability to ruin his own career.
Glen Bunday will be less happy, with a youth contract signed at Leeds, he was drafted into the U18s where he has played once, performing reasonably well with 6.9 rating, but yet to cement a place in the young talented U18 squad at Elland Road.
Mr Ihsaan as he likes to be called, was flown over to Bologna for talks, which obviously went well. A contract was soon signed, and even though he still trains with the first team Ihsaan is yet to see any action.
King Tikki-Man - sounds like a curry, and is obviously in a hurry...to impress. After signing for Wolves, he had a chance to show what he could do in the U18 squad. With 4 goals in 7 games and a nice rating of 7.04, this youngster seems set to progress through the ranks.
Long Tym Toon - Where do they get these names from? Kids of today.
After impressing in 3 friendly matches scoring and setting up a goal, with a paper rating of 7.40 you would have thought that Leicester manager Sven Goran erikson would have given Toon a chance, however with Andy King and Richie Wellens in midfield, and Oakley to come back soon, chance may be hard for Toon. Although training with the first team will be good for his development.
Well that concludes the show for today, join us again tomorrow night. This show was focusing on the English nationals that made our list of stars of the future, and tomorrow we will look at the foreign players who could become stars of the future.
Thank you and good night