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5 England U20 World Cup winners who could light up next season’s Premier League

Date Posted,June 10, 2017

England are champions of the world!

For the first time since 1966, an England team has won a World Cup. Paul Simpson’s Under-20 side lifted the trophy in South Korea, after a dramatic 1-0 victory against Venezuela in the final.

During the campaign, several of the team’s star players stood out, showing great maturity as well as quality.

But which members of the triumphant squad are likely to get a chance to shine in next season’s Premier League?

We take a look at the five new world champions who could become Premier League stars in 2016/17…

Dominic Solanke (Liverpool)

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The 19 year-old striker had a fine tournament, winning the Golden Ball for best player… but he was already making the headlines before he even got to South Korea.

He will join Liverpool this summer after a frustrating time with Chelsea, where he rarely got a look in, making only one appearance for The Blues. Solanke did have a decent spell out on loan with Dutch side Vitesse.

With a new-found confidence and a new lease of life at Anfield, expect Jurgen Klopp to give him plenty of chances to impress – particularly if Daniel Sturridge leaves.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)

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Everton moved for the striker in August 2016 in a £1.5m deal from Sheffield United.

Calvert-Lewin made his debut against Arsenal and scored his first Toffees goal against Hull in March.

With Lukaku seemingly on his way out of Everton – and Ronald Koeman never shy of throwing youngsters in at the deep end – his mature performances in South Korea could see him get a few more starts next season.

Freddie Woodman (Newcastle)

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The real hero of the final after his brilliant penalty save, Woodman started his career at Crystal Palace before joining Newcastle’s academy.

He has had loan spells at Hartlepool, Crawley and Kilmarnock and was named on Newcastle’s bench on multiple occasions in 2014-15.

Unlikely to get be first choice between the sticks at St James Park any time soon, but he can’t be too far behind Karl Darlow now.

Josh Onomah (Tottenham)

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The towering midfielder has already played a good number of games for Spurs, and progressed at White Hart Lane under Mauricio Pochettino.

Pochettino’s track record of giving youngsters a chance suggests he might get a few more opportunities in 2016/17.

Ademola Lookman (Everton)

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Everton beat off competition from a host of clubs to land the youngster from Charlton.

He enjoyed a dream debut with a goal against Manchester City but was used sparingly by Ronald Koeman towards the end of last season.

After his impressive tournament, the 19 year-old will be hoping for more next season.

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