The future is bright for these rising stars

Arsenal & Man Utd wonderkids feature in the 10 youngest Premier League ballers of 2023-24

The Premier League is jam-packed with rising ballers as wonderkids from Arsenal and Manchester United feature in the 10 youngest stars of 2023-24.

With clubs these days putting a huge emphasis on developing youngsters, it seems like a common occurrence for teenagers to be lining up in the top flight.

We’ve gone through the Premier League and have picked out the 10 youngest players to feature this season and have included their age when making their first appearance of the campaign.

10. Kobbie Mainoo (18 years, 7 months, 7 days)

Since making his full Premier League debut in November, Mainoo has been a mainstay in Erik ten Hag’s side. The youngster plays with composure beyond his years and is one of the most promising players United have developed in quite some time.

With the way he’s currently progressing, it surely won’t be long until we see the teenage sensation in the England squad.

Former United star Wes Brown has been impressed with the youngster’s progression as he recently compared Mainoo with five-time Champions League winner Clarence Seedorf.

“There is [a comparison], and it’s Clarence Seedorf for me!” former United man Brown told Instant Casino.

“If you ever get a chance to watch Clarence Seedorf – how he receives the ball, how he wants the ball and how he protects it – to me it’s very similar to the way Kobbie Mainoo plays.”

The last few months will have been a whirlwind for the youngster.

Manchester United's Kobbie Mainoo

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9. Luke Harris (18 years, 5 months, 29 days)

Following an injury to Tom Cairney, Harris was handed his chance against Manchester City earlier in the campaign. Fulham ended up losing 5-1, but the experience will have been useful for the attacking midfielder.

In January, the Fulham prospect joined Exeter City on loan for the remainder of the season to continue his development. He’s in fine form at the moment too with two goal contributions in his last couple of matches.

8. Jack Hinshelwood (18 years, 5 months, 19 days)

Brighton have an excellent reputation when it comes to developing youngsters and there’s reason to be excited when it comes to Hinshelwood.

The versatile 18-year-old has racked up 17 senior appearances this season and has scored three goals. Roberto De Zerbi has even dubbed him as the ‘new Pascal Gross’.

“I believe Pascal can play as a striker or winger, a centre back. Hinshelwood is the same. The only difference between them is their age,” De Zerbi explained via the club website.

“I think they are very close in terms of attitude and quality. Jack Hinshelwood can be the new Pascal Gross. I have given you the headline!”

7. David Ozoh (18 years, 5 months, 15 days)

Ozoh has been in the Crystal Palace academy since he was eight years old and it’s great to see him making an impact in the senior squad these days.

Upon making his debut last season, he became the youngest-ever player to feature for Crystal Palace in the Premier League. That’s what dreams are made of.

6. Deivid Washington (18 years, 4 months, 23 days)

Chelsea’s recruitment strategy has been built around signing young prospects from around the globe. While they’ve not had a great deal of success on the pitch, they do have some very talented youngsters on their books.

Washington is the youngest player to have featured for Chelsea in the Premier League this season as he made his senior debut at 18 years and four months old.

Like the bulk of Chelsea’s recent signings, it’s probably too early to judge Washington given his age and lack of minutes so far. Hopefully, we get to see more from him in the coming months.

Boehly has spent over £1billion pound on transfers over the past two seasons.

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5. Jayden Danns (18 years, 1 month, 05 days)

With Liverpool contending with a series of injuries, Jurgen Klopp has been forced to turn to the academy kids. On the whole, they’ve all done really well when given a chance.

Danns got his first chance against Luton Town in February and has made a handful of appearances since. The future certainly looks bright at Anfield.

4. Ben Doak (17 years, 9 months, 2 days)

The Scottish youngster has endured a frustrating campaign so far as he’s missed the bulk of the season through injury. He has managed a handful of Premier League minutes though and was just 17 years old when he featured against Chelsea on the first day of the season.

Fingers crossed he’s able to leave his injury troubles behind soon.

3. Lewis Miley (17 years, 6 months, 11 days)

With Sandro Tonali currently out of the picture, Miley has taken his chance to step up. The 17-year-old has racked up over 1200 minutes for Newcastle this season and looks like one of the top prospects in the league.

“His all-round performances have been so good and he’s created a couple of goals with a couple of really good passes in the final third,” Howe told Sky Sports after Miley scored against Fulham.

“He’s an incredible talent and he’s started his Newcastle career in a great way.”

2. Ryan One (17 years, 4 months, 2 days)

It’s been a miserable season for Sheffield United, but they can take some solace from the fact they’ve got some talented prospects in their ranks.

The Blades picked One up from Hamilton Academical in the summer and the striker was just 17 years and four months old when making his debut for the club. He’s certainly one to watch for the future.

1. Ethan Nwaneri (16 years, 10 months, 21 days)

Nwaneri is yet to turn 17 and yet he’s already got a reasonable amount of first-team experience under his belt. After featuring in Arsenal’s 6-0 hammering of West Ham, the midfielder became the youngest player to feature in the Premier League this season.

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for the 16-year-old.

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