Top Six: Promising youngsters on the move

Ollie Irish

11th, July 2008

The best transfer talent straight outta nappies
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1. John Bostock
Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan is doing his nut after a transfer tribunal said young midfielder Bostock could move to Spurs for £700,000. The 16-year-old midfielder has been chased by the likes of Barcelona and Chelsea since he was 14 and is tipped to be one of the best players of his generation.
2. Aaron Spear
Spear has been dubbed the new Wayne Rooney, and while Newcastle’s £20 million bid for the actual Wayne Rooney failed in 2004 they have got their hands on the new one! The Magpies beat Arsenal to secure the 15-year-old Plymouth Argyle striker’s services.
3. Aaron Ramsey
Arsene Wenger has splashed out £5 million to take the young Welsh midfielder to the Emirates Stadium. Wenger had to fight Man Yoo all the way for the 17-year-old’s signature, which probably says a lot about his ability. Ramsey has taken over the number 16 shirt vacated by

4. Vincent Lucas Weijl
Dutch forward Weijl has just joined Liverpool from AZ Alkmaar on a three-year deal. At 17, he is not expected to dislodge Fernando Torres from the first-team just yet, but he is one to watch for the future.
5. Paul-Jose Mpoku
Another battle of the wunderkind as Spurs beat Manchester United to the signing of this 16-year-old Belgian striker. Don’t expect Premier League playing time for him just yet though – the former Standard Liege player has been told he will be a member of Spurs’ under 17 set-up for now.
6. Samir Nasri
Might seem a bit of an obvious one given that he is a household name compared to some of the others on this list, but Nasri has only just turned 21 and is undoubtedly one of the most promising youngsters on the move this summer. Arsenal have finally got their man for an undisclosed fee.

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