Every club has them. The players who promise so much when plying their trade in the youth team, but then, just when both the club and supporters alike are planning the selling and buying of merchandise adorned with the player’s name and image, it turns out he’s just not up to scratch.
For every superstar that club’s produce, there tenfold who fail to make it to the top. So here are my top ten whizzkids who failed to live up to their early promise.
Click on Freddie Adu below to unveil the list and feel free to add any glaring omissions in the comments below: