Every turn of the year marks a point where exciting prospects become fantastic additions to a senior squad. There was Mario Gotze arriving in Borussia Dortmund’s first team and helping them to their first of two league titles under Jurgen Klopp. Cristian Tello should be the next player to develop past just being a promising youngster from La Masia and into a star forward at Barcelona.
But a little closer to home, there are a number of youngsters who are waiting in the wings for their opportunity. It shouldn’t require rules to be imposed for clubs to look to their youngsters, but rather a desire to see something new and exciting. The Premier League has worked it’s way into a position where it holds some of the best names from around Europe and the world, and 2013 should be a year when we see another wave of outstanding talents make their mark on the English game.