The Premier League has witnessed a lot of footballers under the age of 20 this season and they have produced impressive performances for their respective clubs. Teenage footballers like Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Billy Gilmour and Reece James (Chelsea) and many more have shone for their clubs this season.
Premier League managers are beginning to put a lot of faith in youth despite their inexperience and these young footballers have rewarded their managers with their performances on the pitch.
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Let’s examine the best three performers amongst the teenage footballers this season:
The Nigerian-born England junior international winger has been one of the best players at Arsenal. He was good at the start of the season before his performances became even better with the appointment of Mikel Arteta as the Gunners boss in December 2019. He has contributed four goals and eight assists in all competitions this season. Bukayo Saka has also been a versatile player as he has played as a winger and as a fullback.
The young Manchester United came through the ranks at Old Trafford before making his debut last season. The English attacker has benefited from the exit of Romelu Lukaku who signed for Inter Milan last summer for a fee said to be around £74m. Mason Greenwood is one of two Premier League teenagers to score at least 10 goals in all competitions this season.
Few would have expected Gabriel Martinelli to hit the ground running for Arsenal following his £6m move from Brazilian club Ituano at the start of this season. He shone in the cup competitions at the start of the season before being handed the chance to impress in the Premier League around the wintertime and the Brazilian youngster didn’t pass up the opportunity. He produced his best moment of the season when he scored one of the best Premier League goals of the season during the 2-2 draw at Chelsea in January.