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3 Hot Premier League Prospects You Haven't Heard of

We kick off this series of profiling the best young talents in top clubs around Europe and the world with the Premier League .


The Premier League is arguably the most well marketed league in the world and as such, garners the most eyeballs over the globe.


It also hosts some of the best players in the world and, by extension, some of the best young talents as well.


For instance, not many outside the Manchester United, Arsenal or Chelsea bubbles knew of Mason Greenwood, Gabriel Martinelli or Reece James before this season began but all that's changed now.


Greenwood is being touted as the future of Manchester United, Martinelli is receiving rave Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons and Reece James has taken to the Premier League like he's been playing there for years.


In the years to come, more youngsters will be in similar situations. This piece is an attempt to gets a heads up on those players.


Here are a few unheard of gems playing for Premier League clubs - that you will hear of in the future.

3. Hannibal Mejbri

Manchester United's  17-year-old youngster Hannibal Mejbri is a player who has earned rave reviews from teammates and coaching staff alike.


After joining from Monaco in a  £9.3 million deal at the beginning of the season, the French centre midfielder has been likened to countryman Paul Pogba for his ridiculous skill on the ball.


Recently, an article emerged on the Athletic about the player 'taking the p*ss' out of his teammates - even ones who are older than him.


He has already played for United's U23 and it is said that Solskjaer has also included him in first team training sessions.


Mejbri has 6 assists and 1 goal in 14 U18 and U23 appearances for the club this season - an impressive stat considering his position.

2. Folarin Balogun

If ace marksman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says you're 'fire', chances are that you have what it takes to make it as a professional footballer.


Those at Arsenal certainly feel 18-year-old Folarin Balogun does.


Like Aubameyang, who the young striker has admitted he tries to take his game after, Balogun likes to play off the shoulder of the last defender.


He can shoot with both feet, has impresive control and composure inside the box and has pace to burn on the occasions he is played in from deep.


The young Englishman has 13 appearances in Premier League 2 this season and has scored 7 goals, assisting 4 times as well.


That's 11 goal involvements in 13 appearances. Promising numbers for a promising talent.

1. Faustino Anjorin

Chelsea's  18-year-old attacking midfielder who has self admittedly modeled his game on manager's Frank Lampard's, has a bright future in Stamford Bridge especially if the Englishman stays on at the helm.


Lampard's commitment to utilize the youth at the club has shone through this season, with the likes of Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori and Reece James establishing themselves in the first team set up after taking their chances.


Anjorin doesn't seem to be too far back in the pecking order after receiving his first senior cap for the club in a Carabao Cup encounter against Grimbsy Town in September.


He is a roving attacking midfielder who gets into terrific goalscoring positions, reflected by his numbers of 6 assists and 11 goals in 22 appearances this season.