Josh Brownhill, 18, was formerly on the books of Manchester United but didn't make the grade at Old Trafford, with the attacking midfielder released in the summer of 2012. It was Preston North End who took a chance on the former Warrington Town youngster - and their faith has been repaid.
Having been a cut above in the reserves and youth setup, Brownhill was brought into the Preston first team by manager Simon Grayson for his debut away at Gillingham, and he responded by scoring in his first start with a goal that handed the Lilywhites a 2-1 win.
Since then, a whole host of Premier League clubs have been linked with the teenager, who has been dubbed as 'the next Aaron Ramsey' for his eye for goal, with Manchester United strongly linked with a move to bring him back to Old Trafford during the David Moyes era.
Yet now it's Arsenal and Liverpool, as well as Southampton, who have been tipped to make a move for Brownhill, who is contracted at Deepdale until the summer of 2016. Arsene Wenger will no doubt see shades of Ramsey in Brownhill's game, whilst the young midfielder scored against Liverpool in pre-season in an impressive display in front of Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.
However, it's also been revealed that a number of Championship clubs also want to sign Brownhill. Bournemouth, Brighton, Huddersfield, Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers have all been credited with an interest, with all four willing to offer first-team football in a bid to fend off Premier League sides who will see him as a project player - much like Ramsey was when he joined Arsenal from Cardiff City in 2008.