Everton and Chelsea youngsters named among top 40 best prospects in the world

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The Guardian have named Everton's Ryan Ledson and Chelsea's Dominic Solanke in their top 40 youngsters in the world.

Everton's Ryan Ledson and Chelsea's Dominic Solanke have been named in the top 40 youngsters in the world by The Guardian.

The two English prospects are believed to be two of the brightest talents in their age-groups across the world, and two stars who will be key for their club and country in the future.

Everton's Ledson has signed a professional contract after being tipped for greatness throughout the age-groups.

Ledson has already captained England at youth-levels and he is expected to make his first-team breakthrough in the near future.

A midfielder who is technically adept, there is hope that the 17-year-old can follow in the footsteps of the likes of Wayne Rooney, Jack Rodwell and Ross Barkley and break into the starting line-up soon.

Solanke, meanwhile, was part of Chelsea's first-team tour of Europe this summer, and he represented the senior side during that time in a number of friendlies.

He did has chances of becoming a regular at Stamford Bridge no harm, either, and manager Jose Mourinho has already said that he will blame himself if Solanke doesn't become an England international in the future.

Chelsea is a famously tough place for youngsters to break through at, but there is genuine hope that Solanke will have the ability to do so. 

Elsewhere on the Guardian's list were the likes of Romanian international Christian Manea and Porto's Ruben Navas.

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