As we continue our series on the wonderkids who never quite lived up to the hype, we look at five more players who, for whatever reason, didn’t establish themselves in the Premier League.
This list has more than a few starlets who arrived from abroad. It isn’t easy adapting to a new league and a new country at the best of times, and it’s likely to be even harder for a teenager.
It’s hardly the ideal climate to develop your game when you also have other challenges to deal with, especially when other homegrown stars are able to concentrate purely on their performances.
Press the next page as we go through our list of starlets who didn’t meet expectations in the top flight of English football.