The breakout Premier League star to watch at your club this season
West Brom (Adil Nabi)
Tony Pulis isn’t exactly renowned for bringing through youth players, but with Nabi he might have no choice. An exciting, pacey young striker who has regularly scored for the Baggies’ U21 side and was named the club’s young player of the season for 2014/15, Nabi says he wants to follow in the footsteps of Saido Berahino and become a first-team regular. It’s difficult to see him starting much this season, but he could be an ideal supersub.
If Nabi proves a success, West Brom also have his young brother waiting in the wings - 17-year-old Samir is a promising midfielder in the academy.
West Ham (Martin Samuelsen)
A highly-rated deep-lying Norwegian forward who came through Manchester City’s academy, Samuelsen’s contract expired at the end of last season and he took the brave decision to move down south and join West Ham, where he believes he’s more likely to receive first-team opportunities.
“I like to get physical and I like the direct way of playing so in that way the English style of play suits me. I really like watching Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, of course, but my main role model is Michael Laudrup,” he said upon signing a two-year contract with the Upton Park outfit.
Having impressed in pre-season, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him in West Ham’s matchday squad this season - and he could be the perfect player to symbolise the club’s transformation in the post-Allardyce era.