With the many football academies in the Premier League producing more talent than even before or just by clubs just snapping up the next foreign star at a very young age, it is not every time that these players make a Jack Wilshere style progression into the first team and instead they have to survive with a lack of football. They are usually sent out on-loan to get some valuable experience, something they are not always able to get at their parent club.
At the end of this season with first team chances limited to a few rare Carling Cup appearances, they know that either another loan spell in on the cards or they can secure a move away where they can start their fledgling career.
An example is England U21 international, Jack Cork, who was at Chelsea for the whole of his youth development. He has finally left Chelsea to join Championship new boys Southampton but not before he had spent his young career on loan at six different league clubs in order to aid his development as he tried to become a member of the first-team at Chelsea. However he realised it was eventually time to leave and these selections are players in a similar position to Cork and should look at moving on to help continue their progression.
There are players who have very little chance of breaking into the first team but will still be sent out on loan so that the club can secure the best price for them at the end of the season. Once a youngster reaches the age of 20/21 and they still have not made it into the senior team, it may be time for them to test themselves at a new club.
So here is a list of top ten players who should look at flying the nest in the near future so they can continue their career development…