Class of 2019

Mot-clef : Class of 2019

Class of 2019: Ademola Lookman

Ademola Lookman was a little-known winger playing on scuffed Sunday League pitches in Wandsworth in 2014. At 16, his career seemed to have already hit the fated ceiling, lulled at the plateau outside of one of the country’s prodigious academies.

Class of 2019: Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Within the space of two weeks last year, everything changed for Aaron Wan-Bissaka. On February 25 he made his Crystal Palace first-team debut in front of 25,000-plus fans at Selhurst Park against Tottenham. On March 5, he faced Manchester United. On March 10, Chelsea.

Class of 2019: Rob Holding

It seems an obvious statement, but Rob Holding’s casual tone belies a young man both taking in the vast and eye wateringly swift step-up he’s made professionally and also a person at total ease with the process?
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