Over the past 12 months dozens of youngsters have come through and made their Premier League debuts and gone on to make a real impact in the greatest league in the world. The likes of Kyle Walker, Martin Kelly, Daniel Sturridge and Steven Caulker are just a few names that spring to mind as having a terrific 12 months breaking into first team squads.
2012 is set to top that with a promising group of youngsters starting to make a name for themselves in and around the youth system that has put them on the edge of a first team call up. With Euro 2012 on the horizon it may be too soon for any of these teenagers to make the plane, but with a new England manager set to take over after Ukraine and Poland an impressive six months from now on could impress the new boss.
Every club loves seeing one of their youth players coming into the first team and making an impression. More often than not they seem to put in more effort than the established stars and always get the crowd on their side. Here is a look at the top ten youngsters looking to 2012 as their breakthrough year.
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