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Due to the many facets of the Footstock experience and with the recent volatility of new players and contest frenzy, perhaps the youth prospects have been a little forgotten. Many FPL players might be overlooking the youth prospects entirely as they focus on the likely starting 11 players for their Footstock portfolios. However on the platform you have the cards for the career of the player and with the future release of European competitions and other leagues there is the added potential for youth players to be an option even if they move away from their current clubs.
Many Premier League clubs often loan out their top talent for a season or two to gain experience, thereby making the cards on Footstock inactive (unless they're loaned to another Premier league club), meaning some users tend to offload their cards. Although we don't have accurate card counts per player, it's fair to assume quite a few youth players will have been swapped for tournament credit or other cards.
Although there are many cheap youth options currently on the platform, there are clear cases where youth players have held their premium on Footstock (the likes of Harvey Elliot and Curtis Jones): they have been above £3 for a significant amount of time as they already have broken into the first team squads. Additionally the Carabao Cup has meant that Footstock users have been able to use these youth prospects already in contests and more of that is expected in the New Year when the FA Cup gets underway in early January 2021.
Footstock Youth Value
I want to focus on players I see as significant value propositions for future contests and capital appreciation:
Troy Parrott is currently out on loan to Millwall (similar to Harry Kane!) which is why he is currently listed as inactive on Footstock. He has scored 31 goals in 42 games for Tottenham Hotspur in all competitions since the 2017/18 season, as well as bagging six assists.
Pedro is currently playing for Watford, and so is listed as inactive on Footstock due to relegation. He's grabbed eight goals and one assist in 38 appearances in all competitions since 2019. He's currently averaging 2.3 dribble attempts per game in the Championship, which is an important element of the Footstock scoring matrix.
Stewart has scored 18 goals and created five assists in 23 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions since the 2017/18 season. He also scored 56 goals for the Liverpool Under 16 side in a single season! He signed a new contract in July 2020, so looks committed to the clubs evolution going forward.
Footstock Youth Premium
I have also looked at the premium youth talent and picked a few options to be considered:
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