There’s nothing that sparks the excitement levels quite like ‘the next big thing’. The prospect of securing one of Europe’s best young talents is enough to raise the levels of hope for the future.

The waves of talent in Germany and Spain especially seem never ending, while scattered throughout Europe are many young players who are determined to become the very best of their generation. The Premier League needs to continue to elevate it’s status as the best in the world by adding the stars of the future, and even though none are likely to reach the heights set by Lionel Messi, there’s no doubt that many of these players can be game-changers on the field and in helping to reshape the future of the English game.

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James Rodriguez Porto midfielder