The six best young defenders that could head to the Premier League this summer.
Though there has been plenty of goals at this World Cup, the standard of defending has been equally as high. Wether it has been a stout centre-back, or a flying full-back, the defenders at this year’s tournament have added to the excitement of the whole show in spades. Naturally, several of them have already been linked with Premier League moves this summer, and we have brought you the six best young stoppers that could head to the English top flight in the coming weeks.
Joel Veltman – Ajax/Netherlands to Arsenal or Tottenham
The young Ajax star made it into Louis Van Gaal’s squad for the finals following his first full season with the Dutch champions, and his performances in the Eredivise have caught the attentions of the Premier League giants.
Despite only getting off the bench late in the 5-1 demolition of Spain in the first round, he is still being closely watched by the north London rivals, who both need more defensive cover for the upcoming season.