Top 7 transfer wonderkids that will light up the Premier League 2017/18

The close of this year’s summer transfer window saw Premier League clubs spending a staggering £1.7 Billion. And whilst neutral football fans will recognise established names such as Lukaku (£70m), Oxlade-Chamberlain (£35m) and Kyle Walker (£50m), club fans will be excited to see more of their new, lesser known youth gems. FootballWonderKid highlights the top 7 youngsters that can make a real difference for their teams this season.

7. Dominic Solanke, 19, Liverpool, Striker

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Striker Solanke rose through the ranks at the Chelsea, winning and scoring twice in the FA Youth cup final in the 2014/15 season, and consistently bagging 20+ goals in the U23s. Liverpool signed him when the transfer window opened in July, with a view of fast tracking him to the first team. Solanke’s striking ability and knack of scoring crucial goals saw England win the U20 World Youth Cup this summer. Liverpool fans will certainly be hoping he can transfer that strike rate into the first team when called upon.

Transfer fee: £3m

Likelihood of becoming the next Harry Kane: 6/10

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Five rising stars from Arsenal’s Youth Academy

Arsene Wenger has been renowned for unearthing some of the best young talent in world football, from Patrick Vieira and Nicholas Anelka, to Cesc Fabregas and Hector Bellerin. Wenger pulled on his vast knowledge of the French league,  and loopholes in the youth academies across Europe to offer youth players a chance at playing first team football in the most exciting league in the world.

Nowadays, however, every single Premier League club (and arguably some Championship clubs) have local and international scouts scouring the grass routes and schools to find the next big talent. Here Football Wonderkid analyses the top 5 youth players that we expect to see in an Arsenal first team soon.

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