With the World Cup just around the corner, a host of players from the Premier League will be representing their respective nations. Out of this, we look into three young players who could make a defining impact at the global tournament. World Cup betting tips expect these players to have a significant role in the upcoming 2018 tournament in Russia.
Leroy Sane – Germany:
The German has gone from strength-to-strength since his Premier League switch to Manchester City. Sane was more of a substitute during his first season with the Citizens last term but he is now the undisputed pick on the left side of the attack. The 22-year-old has notched 10 goals and 12 assists to earn the PFA Young Player of the Year accolade. He now has the chance to standout for Joachim Loew’s side, who are the defending champions. Sane has not scored in his 11 appearances for Die Mannschaft.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – England:
Ruben Loftus-Cheek was loaned out to Crystal Palace from Chelsea at the start of the campaign and he has since transformed into a key player for the Eagles. The Blues graduate was rewarded with a surprise call-up to the Three Lions squad back in November and the 22-year-old duly repaid his manager’s faith with a man of the match showing versus Germany. The midfielder has since sustained a lengthy knee problem but has shown glimpses of his old self since his injury comeback. He has contributed two goals and two assists to the club’s cause.
Alex Iwobi – Nigeria:
The 22-year-old was promoted from the Gunners’ academy back in 2015 and he has since been a regular fixture in Arsene Wenger’s side. Even though, he has the tendency to be inconsistent, the Nigerian has a keen eye for goal and passing contribution has often earned him praise at the Emirates. Iwobi has fared impressively in his early international career after four goals in just 15 caps for Nigeria – two of those came in a surprise friendly 4-2 win over Argentina last year. Aside from his wider role, Iwobi is also comfortable playing in the central midfield and number 10 positions. He could be key towards Nigeria’s progress from their World Cup group.