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10 teenagers with the talent to impress in the Premier League


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Hi All,

Saw this article on the Mail online today and thought I'd post it for you all.

I've added SM ratings

From Dos Santos and Ngog to Vela and Sears - 10 teenagers with the talent to impress in the Premier League

GIOVANI DOS SANTOS (TOTTENHAM) (87) Hugely talented and versatile Mexican forward whose signing from Barcelona represents something of a coup for Spurs. The 19-year-old - who is half-Brazilian - impressed at times for Barca last season but left in search of a more regular first-team place.

THEO WALCOTT (ARSENAL) (88) Still only 19, Walcott has not developed as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger would have hoped but the quick and skilful forward could well feature more regularly since Alexander Hleb's departure to Barcelona.

CARLOS VELA (ARSENAL) (87) Not a name familiar to many people in England, this young Mexican striker was 'parked' in Spain until recently due to work permit issues. However, he is back and ready to fight for a place in north London and is likely to be eased into the side this season.

EMILIANO INSUA (LIVERPOOL) (76) Argentinian left back who leads a crop of exciting youngsters recruited under Rafael Benitez. Has already made the occasional first-team appearance and is on the standby list for his country's Olympic squad.

FRANCO DI SANTO (CHELSEA) (85) Gangly Argentinian striker scored on his debut against Guangzhou Pharmaceutical recently having managed seven goals in eight reserve matches last season. Joined earlier this year from Chilean outfit Audax Italiano.

FREDDIE SEARS (WEST HAM) (75) The striker shot to prominence with a debut winner against Blackburn in March, becoming an instant local hero. A genuine talent, who appeared for England's Under-19s in this summer's European Championships, Sears could be a regular starter for United by the end of the season.

JACK COLLISON (WEST HAM) (74) Tall midfielder who made his senior Wales debut earlier this year to cap a rapid rise. After two appearances for the Hammers, he will be keen to kick on under Alan Curbishley and encouraged by the examples shown by the likes of Sears, Mark Noble and Anton Ferdinand.

DANIEL STURRIDGE (MANCHESTER CITY) (77) The England Under-19 striker is among several teenage stars in the City ranks alongside Ched Evans and Felipe Caicedo. Sturridge, whose uncles are former players Dean and Simon, took his few chances last season by scoring against Sheffield United and Derby.

DAVID NGOG (LIVERPOOL) (82) Highly-rated teenage striker recently bought from Paris St Germain. Ngog, who is the cousin of former Rangers and Newcastle defender Jean-Alain Boumsong, struggled in an under-performing Paris St Germain team last season but his pace could be well suited to the wealth of midfield talent the Reds possess.

GARETH BALE (TOTTENHAM) (86) Immensely talented Welsh left-back who did well for Spurs until a serious foot injury in December curtailed his early progress. However, he now faces competition for his place from Brazil international Gilberto.

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