With pre-season rapidly approaching, there is a host of teenage talent with a golden chance to make an impression ahead of the Premier League season.
Liverpool fans will be eager to see new boy Sepp van den Berg in action and he’ll be among those under 18s desperate to make a breakthrough.
Callum Hudson-Odoi will shoulder plenty of responsibility at Chelsea, Oliver Skipp is expected to be a part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans and Southampton’s Kayne Ramsey is another to keep a close eye on.
Here, Sportsmail takes a look at 10 players aged 18 and under who could make a name for themselves.
Sepp van den Berg is one of a number of teenagers looking to make their mark this season
Mason Greenwood – Manchester United (striker)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is more than willing to give youth a chance and Greenwood has long been touted as a future star.
The striker played in three Premier League games last season and already has a taste of top flight action. Rather than swan off on holiday this summer, the two-footed 17-year-old has embarked on an individualised training programme, no doubt music to the ears of his manager.
Clearly there is a strong hunger to mirror his ability. He was top scorer at under 18 level at the age of 16 and continues to rapidly progress. If Romelu Lukaku heads off to Inter Milan, there could be plenty of opportunity for Greenwood at Old Trafford.
Mason Greenwood is regarded as one of the brightest academy talents at Manchester United
Sepp van den Berg – Liverpool (centre back)
The Dutchman is regarded as one for the future after Liverpool snapped him up from Zwolle and saw off competition from Bayern Munich.
But Jurgen Klopp has shown a willingness to throw young talent in should injuries or fixture congestion become a problem.
The pacey, confident defender could target Carabao Cup games for possible opportunities and no doubt he’d relish the chance to play alongside his hero and Dutch compatriot Virgil van Dijk should the chance arise.
Liverpool’s new signing Sepp van den Berg is a relatively unknown quantity to many fans
Adam Idah – Norwich (striker)
The Norwich hitman has consistently found the net at age group levels and scored a brace for the Republic of Ireland Under 21s on debut.
Teemu Pukki, the Championship’s top scorer last season, has a place in the first team nailed down but if Idah can force his way onto the bench he’ll be one to look out for.
At one point last season Idah scored ten goals in 15 games and he went on to win Academy Player of the Year, even signing a boot deal with adidas.
Norwich youngster Adam Idah has an eye for goal and could play a part for the Canaries
Callum Hudson-Odoi – Chelsea (winger)
The England international has made startling strides already and given the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, will have to shoulder a great deal more responsibility now.
He threatened a move to Bayern Munich last term if he wasn’t afforded more minutes but the 18-year-old will be granted his wish now.
With Frank Lampard’s appointment imminent, and a transfer ban imposed, there could be a youthful feel to the Blues this season and Hudson-Odoi will spearhead the charge.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is regarded as one of the brightest teenage talents in world football
Kayne Ramsay – Southampton (right back)
The Southampton defender was given a baptism of fire against Manchester City last season but came through with flying colours and has the admiration of Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Saints are renowned for producing quality youngsters and Ramsay looks like the next off the production line.
If he impresses during pre-season he’ll give Jan Valery a run for his money at right-back.
Kayne Ramsay (left) made his debut last season against Raheem Sterling and Co
Eric Garcia – Manchester City (centre back)
Any wonderkid would struggle to break into Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering side but Garcia has been in and around the City squad for a while now and has a great chance.
Still just 18, the Spanish centre back could have a real part to play next season, particularly if the champions fail to fill the void left by Vincent Kompany.
John Stones’ form has been patchy at best and Nicolas Otamendi seems to be sliding towards the exit so Garcia will sniff an opportunity.
Eric Garcia is still just 18-years-old but has been around the first team squad for some time
Lewis Gibson – Everton (centre back)
An Under 17 World Cup winner, Gibson left Newcastle for Everton last year and came on leaps and bounds in the last year.
He has great composure on the ball at centre back and won Premier League 2 player of the month for March.
The Toffees splashed out £6million to recruit Gibson and there has been talk of a loan move to continue his development. That said, he might be a useful option for Marco Silva to have snapping at the first teamer’s heels.
Lewis Gibson (right) has impressed for Everton since moving from Newcastle
Oliver Skipp – Tottenham (midfielder)
Mauricio Pochettino has been singing the praises of the midfielder for a while now and the Englishman made 12 appearances for Tottenham last season.
The manager has a brilliant record with young domestic talent and Skipp could well be the next beneficiary of his trust.
This will be Skipp’s second pre-season with the first team and he’ll be desperate to stake a claim, particularly with Tanguy Ndombele reportedly close to joining.
Oliver Skipp (right) played 12 times for Tottenham last season and will hope for more action
Lewis Richards – Wolves (centre back)
The defender won Wolves’ Academy player of the season and will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of other former recipient Morgan Gibbs-White.
Nuno Espirito Santo likes to promote from within and Richards has already turned out for the club’s Under-23 side.
He may not be likely to challenge the first team quite yet but has time on the ball and is regarded as one of the club’s hottest prospects in recent years.
Wolves youngster Lewis Richards won Academy Player of the Season for the club last term
Yannick Toure – Newcastle (forward)
Toure came to Newcastle from Young Boys in Switzerland with plenty of promise.
He scored 23 goals in 23 games for the academy side in his homeland and was scouted by the likes of Arsenal and Juventus before opting for Tyneside.
The forward struggled slightly with niggling injuries and a period of adaptation last season but may well go on to recapture his previous form and develop into a serious option for whoever takes over at St James’ Park.
Yannick Toure was scouted by a host of top clubs but chose Newcastle as his new home