These ten Football League players could be lighting up the top flight in England in the future!
The Football League is often overlooked by Premier League sides during transfer windows.
It’s not too often that you see a top Premier League side decide to buy a top player from the league below or the league below that, instead preferring to go and buy a player from abroad instead.
However, it doesn’t mean there is a shortage of talent at Football League level, with several players all lighting up the Championship, League 1 and League 2.
A number of these players could potentially make it in the Premier League if given the chance.
Everton have already signed promising youngster Ademola Lookman from Charlton, while West Ham have also tabled bids for Brentford’s Scott Hogan and with so many teams actually looking to recruit from the lower leagues for once, we have decided to do a Top 10 Football league players who could move up to the Premier League article.
In this list will be players who are either interesting Premier League sides at the moment or have shown they talent to make it if given the chance or both. The players are also a mixture of ages from promising youngsters to older, proven stars.
Here we go…
- James Bree
Current Club – Barnsley
Age – 19
Yes, there’s been heavy interest from a number of Premier League sides. Man City, Man United and Arsenal have all been considering moves for him.
Could he cut it in the Premier League?
He has certainly shown signs that he could do well at the top level. He’s only young but he has shown flashes of brilliance for Barnsley in the Championship this season and he is already drawing comparisons to John Stones at Man City (despite playing at right-back and not centre-back) due to his talent levels.
He is capable of playing the ball out from the back with ease and helping start attacks that way and he is capable of running at defenders himself and floating crosses into the box for his teammates to feed off. A threat in attack and useful in defence, he could be one to watch for the future.
Unfortunately, we might not get to see him in the Premier League too soon. Despite interest from the likes of Arsenal and Man United, it is actually Aston Villa who are leading the race to sign him. They’re set to make a bid and if they do sign him, he’ll still be plying his trade in the Championship for the time being (unless Villa go up at the end of the season that is!)