The 2014/15 Premier League season is fast approaching with squads beginning to take shape and being run through their paces as pre-season continues. There are always plenty of young guns to keep an eye on in this division and Easyodds.com’s football tipster Tom Powell has picked out his five ones to watch ahead of the new season…
#5 Max Clark
Best Bet: Hull To Finish Higher Than West Brom @ 4/5
Hull’s versatile youngster is yet to make a breakthrough into the first team at the KC Stadium but is expected to be in manager Steve Bruce’s plans this term having recently been handed a new two-year deal.
Clark favours left-back but is adaptable all along the backline and has already caught the eye for his country having been capped at England U16 and U17 and was also involved with England U18’s training camp earlier this year.
Of course there is plenty of competition in the Hull squad at the back especially with Andrew Robertson set to join from Dundee Utd but the fact Clark can fill a number of positions means he has every chance of edging his way into the Hull squad and perhaps starting eleven at some point during the campaign and should be a first team regular in the not too distant future.
#4 Harry Kane
Best Bet: Tottenham NOT To Finish In The Top 4 @ 1/4
Harry Kane has only recently turned 21 so is still very young especially when you consider he has racked up 66 professional appearances already in his career and has helped himself to 17 goals in that time.
Granted, the bulk of those appearances and goals have come in the lower leagues but he has racked up seven league appearances for Spurs and netted thrice last term. The appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as boss at White Hart Lane should aid Kane’s development as the Argentinian manager is no stranger to blooding youngsters as we saw at Southampton.
Kane has seen plenty of pitch time in pre-season and was amongst the scorers as Spurs saw off Chicago Fire and with a lack of competition up front for Tottenham, I expect Kane to get plenty of Premier League minutes in 2014/15 as well.
#3 Diego Poyet
Club: West Ham
Best Bet: West Ham Top Half Finish @ 13/5