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Who will come of age?

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Every season, new stars appear to illuminate the football galaxy. Often, these prodigious talents emerge from nowhere to make their mark, while just as often they cast aside a 'promising' tag to fulfil their long-held potential.

Last season, for example, we witnessed the emergence of Rafael at Manchester United, Lille's Eden Hazard and Neymar of Santos, while Gerard Pique, Naif Hazazi, Theo Walcott and Yoann Gourcouff all came of age to make a major impression for both club and country. What we want to know is: who will be next?

That's why we are asking you, the users, to stick your necks on the line by predicting who will emerge during season 2009/10. Whether it's an unfamiliar youngster coming through your club's youth ranks or a better-known 'wonderkid' ready to realise his potential, we want to hear your forecasts.

So, it's over to you:Who will come of age this season? Simply click 'Add your comment' to make your opinion known, remembering to keep your posts clean, respectful, on-topic and in English.

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