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Irish Youngster Makes Guardian's List Of Most Exciting Prospects In Premier League

Irish Youngster Makes Guardian's List Of Most Exciting Prospects In Premier League

For the last few years, The Guardian has annually compiled the teenagers they believe to be the most exciting in English and European football. They have been unafraid to revisit their predictions in subsequent years, and while they have been wrong on plenty of occasions, their powers of prediction are better than those of, say, Pele, who listed El-Hadji Diouf among the world's best footballers in 2004.

Today they have given their tip for the most promising teenager at each Premier League club, and there is one Irishman on the list: Shane Flynn of Leicester City.

Flynn joined Leicester last year from Joseph's Boys/Bray, and while he came through as a left-winger, Leicester's youth squads have used him as a forward on occasion and The Guardian claim that the club expect him to be comfortable across any of the forward positions in a 4-3-3.

Flynn focused on soccer having previously excelled at Gaelic football, winning county, provincial and All-Ireland titles with St Benildus College.

He has featured in friendly games with the Irish under-16 squad, and turns 17 later this week.

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There has traditionally been very little Irish influence at Leicester, but hopefully that will change in the not too distant future.

The full Guardian list can be read here.

See Also: Bayern Midfielder Out Of Irish Squad As He Considers Switching Allegiance

Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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