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The 2021/22 campaign is expected to be filled with many great talking points, moments to savor and players emerging from nature.
Several stars have emerged from the EFL in recent years.
Jack Grealish started his rise to the top by excelling in the second tier and is now ready for a £ 100million transfer to Manchester City.
Meanwhile, Ollie Watkins, Kalvin Phillips and Arsenal’s £ 50million man Ben White, to name a few, are now household names that have had championship spells.
TalkSPORT resident EFL expert Adrian Clarke has picked three names to keep tabs on this season that he says will ply their trade in the Premier League in the not too distant future …
Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City)
“I’ll grab a little flyer here on Hull City Academy graduate Keane Lewis-Potter.
“Lots of solo goals, tap-ins, cool finishes. You look at the kids and think about what they look like in front of goal and in those moments that matter and Lewis-Potter was a top player.
“I also love the way he moves with the ball, Lewis-Potter is basically a left winger who scores goals and I think he’s on his way to becoming a star.”
Adam armstrong (Blackburn)
“I’m not at all surprised that Watford and Southampton have shown great interest in him this summer.
“He didn’t succeed at Newcastle as a kid, but last season he scored 43 percent of Blackburn’s league goals, scoring 28 times, which is very, very impressive.
“Two inside the six-yard box, two long-distance goals, the rest of them in this haven between the six-yard box and the 18-yard box – in that zone Adam Armstrong is lethal .
“He scored 16 times last season so I think he’s now a proven goalscorer in this second tier and a stint in the Premier League definitely invites Adam Armstrong.”
Tyrese Campbell (Stoke)
“He’s 21 and plays in those larger offensive roles. He was absolutely electric at the start of last season.
“He scored six and made five [goals] in 14 starts and without him I have to say Stoke looked a bit lost for the rest of the campaign.
“He’s fast, powerful and strong enough for defenders to bounce off him.
“He’s also a player with a bit of finesse, he’s going to face the players and beat them with something. He has that calm aura in front of goal and can conjure up a range of finishes.
“Here’s a stat for you: Emi Buendia was actually the only player with more assists every 90 minutes than Tyrese Campbell in the league last season.
“I think that tells you a story in itself. If Tyrese Campbell stays in shape I think Stoke City could benefit from a big comeback under Michael O’Neill this quarter.
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