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Premier League youngest players of the year (2020-21)

Who are the youngest EPL players of the year? Which teams are nurturing the stars of the future? Read on to know about some of the best youngest players of the year in Premier League.

The next generation of talented footballers are slowly taking over as the superstars of today are getting older day by day. Not much is left before we see some of the best in the world, including the undeniable GOATs

Cristiano Ronaldo


Lionel Messi

, hang their boots and say goodbye to the beautiful game we all love, the game which many have fallen in love with because of these players.

Of course, while reaching such a level as a footballer has never been seen before, the new generation might surprise us with newer levels we have never even dreamed of. So fear not, as in the Premier League alone, there are talented youngsters who seem to have a bright future ahead of them.

Of course as some of the

youngest Premier League players of the year

, these players will receive a lot of doubt and might even have some self-doubt in the long road ahead, but overcoming these matters is what separates some of the

best youngest players of the year in Premier League

from other EPL youngest players of the year. Let’s get to know who these Premier League youngest players of the year are.

Youngest Premier League players of the year

Here are some of the

EPL youngest players of the year

, whose career we will be watching with interest to see where they end up eventually.

Liam Delap

  • Age: 17

  • Team: Manchester City

Liam Delap, son of the Republic of Ireland international Rory Delap, is surely following his father’s footsteps and is looking to improve upon his path as he is already playing for one of the biggest teams in the

Premier League

. As one of the premier league youngest players of the year, Delap signed for Manchester City in the 2019/20 season after spending 10 years of his youth career at Derby County.

One of the

youngest EPL players of the year

made his senior team debut in a 2-1 win against Bournemouth in the League Cup, in which he scored his first senior goal 18 minutes into the game. That is how you show your teammates, your fans and of course your coach the potential you have.

Delap also made his Premier League debut in a game that most Manchester City fans might want to forget as they were humiliated at the Etihad stadium by a 5-2 loss against Leicester City. One of the Premier League youngest players of the year had a bittersweet debut, but some might argue that it was utterly bitter as no team had ever managed to score 5 goals against Guardiola at Etihad.

Fabio Silva

  • Age: 18

  • Team: Wolverhampton Wanderers

If you want to talk about overpriced youngsters, you could add Fabio Silva to the list. One of the

Premier League youngest players of the year

, Silva moved to England for a reported fee of £35 million, although his actual market value is still around £10 million. Of course the “Overpriced” nametag is not particular to this youngster as was aimed at the direction that the world of football is going in general.

Fabio Silva might actually deserve his price tag as he broke quite a number of records back in Portugal with

FC Porto

as he became the youngest league player in the club’s history, the youngest in the club’s European competitions, the youngest starter for the club in any competition and the club’s youngest goal-scorer all in one season.

The Portuguese striker is now one of the

EPL youngest players of the year

and is surely planning on becoming the best version of himself in of Europe’s top-five leagues to one day become one of the best in the business.

Ki-Jana Hoever

  • Age: 18

  • Team: Wolverhampton Wanderers

It seems that Wolves are planning on strengthening their future squad by investing in talented youngsters from the present as they have already acquired two of the

Premier League youngest players of the year

, one of whom is the Dutch right-back Ki-Jana Hoever, whom they brought from Liverpool for reportedly £9 million.

As one of the youngest Premier League players of the year, Hoever has already made his debut at his new club, as he came on as a substitute in a 4-0 defeat against

West Ham United

. It seems that Nuno Espírito Santo, the


manager, is trying out his new signing to slowly implement him to the first team, provided that the youngster manages to impress his coach and of course the fans.

Mason Greenwood

  • Age: 18

  • Team: Manchester United

Mason Greenwood might be one of the best youngest players of the year in the Premier League as he has already showed the potential he has got in games throughout his career with the Red Devils. Greenwood could be considered as one of the best youngest players of the year in

Premier League

as he has already accumulated a total of 57 appearances, scoring 18 goals and bagging 6 assists in the process, which shows that he is slowly becoming an important part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.

What makes Greenwood’s presence at the club even more special is that he is in fact a product of the

Manchester United

academy and the player clearly loves his team. Who knows? Maybe he will lead the Red Devils towards a new era for the club and the fans in near future. It is all up to him and how much effort he puts into his work. For the time being, however, he is still young and is in fact one of the Premier League youngest players of the year.

The wonder-kid has also got quite a high market value, which is no surprise given his impressive performances throughout last season as he showed what he has to offer week in week out. The England winger is currently believed to be valued at £40 million or €45 million, which is absolutely remarkable for one of the Premier League youngest players of the year.

Bukayo Saka

  • Age: 19

  • Team: Arsenal

As one of Arsenal’s finer academy graduates and one of the youngest EPL players of the year, Bukayo Saka has been able to prove himself to the club and fans at the early age of 19, with performances that have seen his market value soar through the sky which currently stands at £30 million.

The England-born young midfielder has already played two full 90 minutes in the Premier League this season, of course he was substituted in the dying minutes of one those games, but it still counts. Right? Saka has already won an

FA Cup

trophy with Arsenal and is looking forward to winning many more trophies with his club, which leaves us wondering, how far will one of the Premier League youngest players of the year go in his career?

He has already shown some of his talents and skills with the goals he has scored and the assists he has made. It is interesting to know that Saka’s first goal for Arsenal came at quite an important match against Eintracht Frankfurt in the

UEFA Europa League

, where he also grabbed a brace of assists for himself as well to help his team to a 3-0 win against one of Germany’s considerably top teams.

Curtis Jones

  • Age: 19

  • Team: Liverpool

Curtis Jones is another one of the


Academy graduates who has attracted a lot of attention to himself. While he might not have had much success over the years he has been with the club, he is still one of the Premier League youngest players of the year with 19 years of age.

The English midfielder has only managed to play a total of 897 minutes for his club throughout several competitions in the years he has signed for the senior side. But he has already got two trophies to his name which include a Premier League trophy and a FIFA Club World Cup. It is up to debate as to whether he will continue to stay at Liverpool, or if he will move to another club just like his former teammate Ki-Jana Hoever.

Eric Garcia

  • Age: 19

  • Team: Manchester City

Originally a La Masia product, Eric Garcia was one of the many


products that went away from the club’s famous youth team to pursue their dreams elsewhere. The Spaniard is actually represented by Puyol’s newly founded agency, which saw it best for him to move to England and try his chances at Manchester City.

Now, while only 19 years old, Garcia has managed to make 25 appearances for his club as he spends most of his time with the youth team. But he is slowly being tested out by Pep Guardiola in the


matches and sometimes in the Premier League so that he can gain enough self-confidence to finally be able to play as a starter at a professional level.

Callum Hudson-Odoi

  • Age: 19

  • Team: Chelsea

Hudson-Odoi is another fine example of England’s next generation of footballers who have already started to take over the Premier League and other top-four leagues in Europe, with Sancho playing for


and other players such as Dan Crowley and Jonathan Panzo. Once again, Chelsea have managed to introduce another one of Premier League youngest players of the year by bringing Hudson-Odoi to their senior squad.

The English winger might have a long road ahead of himself, as he has bagged a total of 9 goals and 11 assists in 66 games. Although that is quite an impressive figure for a 19-year-old, Chelsea fans and current


manager Frank Lampard are surely counting on their youngster to deliver much more than his current performance.

Of course there is no need to worry as Hudson-Odoi is still one of Premier League youngest players of the year, and has got many years left to improve his game and performance to one day becoming the first choice winger both at his club and his national team.

Phil Foden

  • Age: 20

  • Team: Manchester City

There might be a number of younger players before

Philip Foden

with a few months of age difference, but none have been as integral as the England-born midfielder. Although he was not a fixed first team started before, he clearly seems to be getting a lot more game time this season.

Foden’s future is looking brighter than ever as even Guardiola praised the youngster for his talents and performances, even claiming that Foden is actually the “most talented player” he has ever seen while comparing him to Messi. Many players have been compared with Messi or


by the media throughout the years, claiming that such players were to be the next Messi or Ronaldo, but almost all of them have turned out to be flops.

The Englishman, however, seems to have present a rather different case, as his manager, who has also managed

Lionel Messi

, has claimed that he is more talented than the Argentinian. Foden has already got 78 appearances under his belt, as he has scored 19 goals and has made 15 assists in the process, which is quite extraordinary for a midfielder of his age.

While he is one of the premier league youngest players of the year, fans are demanding to see even more of him on the field as their expectations of the 20-year-old are growing constantly. We will have to wait and see how the young talent deals with this sort of pressure and what he is planning on doing with his career.

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