Max Clayton (19, forward, Crewe)
60-second story: Born and bred in Crewe, Clayton soared through the Railwaymen's established youth system and made his debut as a baby-faced 16-year-old. He joins an impressive list to have graduated from Dario Gradi’s academy, which includes former England internationals Dean Ashton and Danny Murphy. Unsurprisingly, he's already been earmarked as a future Three Lions player himself.
Having already made nearly 100 appearances for Crewe and, being capped at international level for the Under-19s, it's been no surprise that the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal have come sniffing in the past. With his contract up in the summer and no news of a fresh one being signed anytime soon, the Cheshire club seem resigned to losing their prized asset.
Linked with: Fulham.
Did you know? Clayton made a hefty 20 appearances for England's U17s - although even that's some way short of Nathaniel Chalobah's record haul of 34.