Clubs had three years to capitalise, but the summer showed only a partial desire
With the new Premier League season beginning in exactly one month, clubs are already traveling all over the world to play friendlies in preparation for the next season. Fans will be focused on the summer transfer window, but coaches will be hard at work with their teams on the practice fields. It’s an important moment for up-and-coming players to make their case for a spot on the first squad.
The transition from youth football to the Premier League is notoriously challenging, as the stakes are so high that playing inexperienced players might be seen as too risky. However, some will seize the opportunity when it presents itself. Trajectory forecasting for young football players is difficult.