Star names and big-money signings may hog the headlines but fans are also frequently fascinated by the young players with the talent to build their reputations at their club. Terry Burton, the former Wimbledon manager, Arsenal head of development and West Brom technical director, tips five Premier League boys to break through to the big time this season and two more who are not far behind:
1. Jerome Sinclair, 18, forward, Liverpool
A lot of people would look at Jordon Ibe as someone ready to make...
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Jordon Ibe can progress into a "top-class performer," but he won't rush the 19-year-old's progress.
Ibe made 12 Premier League appearances last season after being recalled from a loan to Derby, but the teenager is in line to see more of the pitch following Raheem Sterling's move to Manchester City.
Rodgers says his young winger has impressed in preseason after scoring Liverpool's only goal in a game in Malaysia.
"It's year-on-year improvement," Rodgers told...
Liverpool are willing to listen to offers for Mario Balotelli, sources have told ESPN FC, amid reports Lazio are closing in on the striker.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is ready to let the Italy international go if a deal can be struck, and a number of Serie A clubs have been linked.
Italian newspaper La Repubblica has claimed that Lazio sounded out Mino Raiola, the striker's agent, over a potential season-long loan during negotiations to sign Ricardo Kishna from Ajax.
On Thursday morning,...