From Bellingham to Wharton: 10 rising EFL stars to look out for in 2024

28 December 2023 10:01
We select players aged 21 or under with a bright future, including a Birmingham midfielder tipped to go ‘to the top’ Perhaps the most obvious name on this list, Jude’s younger brother left Birmingham in the summer and instantly assumed an instrumental role in Sunderland’s attack. He wears his first name on the back of his No 7 shirt, born from his desire to craft his own burgeoning reputation. He has been reunited with sporting director Kristjaan Speakman and the coaches Mike Dodds and Stuart English, all of whom were influential in his development at Birmingham. The rangy attacking midfielder, who has also starred as a striker, has made a big splash but debate over his best position continues. “I enjoy playing as a box-to-box midfielder the most,” Bellingham said recently. He made his England Under-19s debut in September. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian