Powell, Gotze, Rodriguez and 10 of the BEST young players to watch in 2013
There must have been easier gigs in 2011 than filling the boots of goal crazy Colombian Radamel Falcao at Porto, but this was the challenge presented to his young compatriot James Rodriguez. Since Falcao's departure and rise to La Liga stardom, Rodriguez has matured into a prolific goalscorer in his own right, bagging 21 goals in 51 matches. And, with Porto going strong on all fronts this season, Chelsea and Man United may have to wait until the summer to scrap it out for his coveted signaturephoto 1 of 10
Ahead of 2013, we have picked out 10 very talented young players, whom we believe will have people gushing over them next year. Click the arrow on the right of the image to see our selection of lads, aged 21 and under, likely to land themselves a multi-million transfer, grab the headlines with some scintillating performances or do something spectacular on the international front.
Which players are you looking to see more of next year?