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The 10 Current Premier League Players Who The Streets Will Never Forget In Years To Come

The 10 Current Premier League Players Who The Streets Will Never Forget In Years To Come

James Ward-Prowse and Allan Saint-Maximin feature in SPORTbible's 'Streets will never forget" list for the future.

By now you should be familiar with the term, "the streets will never forget". It can be adapted to a whole range of things but in football, it's developed into the go-to phrase for reminiscing.

When it comes to the Premier League, we're talking about Martin O'Neill's Aston Villa, Harry Redknapp's Portsmouth, Michu's insane debut season for Swansea or Dimitri Payet doing wondrous things for West Ham.

Basically, when we talking about a player who shall not be forgotten by "the streets" (not the Mike Skinner project) - it's someone who evokes utter nostalgia when their name is mentioned.

But in the next decade, who will be fondly remembered for the sheer joy and entertainment they brought for football fans?

Here we've tried to pick out ten players who we think fit the "the streets will never forget" profile perfectly.

James Ward-Prowse

We start with a big one. The Southampton captain may well go down as the greatest free-kick taker in Premier League after banging in worldies left, right and centre since making his top-flight debut as a 17-year-old away at Manchester City in 2012.

From a range of angles and distances, Ward-Prowse's set-piece abilities are simply stunning and Pep Guardiola has named him as the best in world football from dead-ball situations.

On 14 free-kicks in the Premier League, only David Beckham - with 18 - has scored more than Ward-Prowse, whose compilations we will be watching for years to come.

Streets never forget rating: 9

Manuel Lanzini

West Ham's capture of Payet in 2015 was the one that caught the eye but the addition of Lanzini on a loan deal from

Al Jazira went under the radar a little at first.

But the Argentine playmaker soon excited fans with his flair and invention and has been in East London ever since. The former River Plate man has scored his fair share of memorable worldies and will go down as a very tidy player.

Streets will never forget rating: 8

Ruben Neves

There's the argument that Neves might end up being too good to be considered for this category but for now he qualifies. The former Porto manager was a surprise £15 million signing for Wolves back in 2017 and was a revelation from the off in the Championship.

A classy player who seemingly only scored worldies, he's one of the top central midfield players in the Premier League.

Streets will never forget rating: 8

Allan Saint-Maximin

If there's a current player who personifies exactly what "the streets will never forget" is all about, then it's the man who struts about with a Gucci or Louis Vuitton headband on - even if it results in a fine.

Saint-Maximin's numbers at Newcastle aren't exactly much to shout about but he's unbelievably skilful and one of the most exciting players in the Premier League.

You just can't beat the unnecessary step-overs and chops. Saint-Maximin is must-watch because you simply don't know what on earth he's about to do next.

Streets will never forget rating: 10

Tomas Soucek

Standing at 6ft 4, the Czech Republic international has basically become David Moyes' new Marouane Fellaini at West Ham thanks to his aerial dominance.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Soucek scored 10 Premier League goals in 2020/21 - the majority of which were headers. He is pretty much unstoppable when the ball is floated into him from crosses or set pieces and is such a useful weapon for the Hammers.

An absolute warrior, his exploits will not be getting forgotten in the future.

Streets will never forget rating: 8

Danny Ings

Released by Southampton for being too small, Ings went on to score 22 goals in 38 games for the Saints in 2019/20 after returning to St Mary's.

Rotten luck with knee injuries stunted his progress at Liverpool but the England international will go down as one of the very best finishers in this era of Premier League football.

Streets will never forget rating: 6

Michail Antonio

The third and final West Ham player on the list. Antonio has come from the echelons of Non-League and faced rejection after rejection before making going on to become West Ham's top scorer in the Premier League.

The Jamaica international has played pretty much every position on the pitch in his career but has now established himself as West Ham's focal point and No.9.

His creative dance celebrations have helped make him one of the league's most interesting personalities.

Streets will never forget rating: 7

Emi Martinez

The only goalkeeper on the list. Martinez was at Arsenal for ten seasons but his only in his final campaign that he managed to break into the team after an injury to Bernd Leno in the delayed 2019/20 season due to COVID.

He performed superbly. and was instrumental in the FA Cup win - and gave an emotional interview afterwards.

At Aston Villa, Martinez kept 15 clean sheet in his first season and nailed down the number one Argentina national team spot.

He's also proved to be a huge shithouse when it comes to penalties and getting inside players' heads - something Bruno Fernandes can attest to.

Streets will never forget rating: 8

Pascal Gross

Gross was something of an unknown quantity when he signed for Brighton from Ingolstadt in 2017. The Seagulls paid £3 million for his services and it's been a wonderful bit of business.

A tremendously gifted playmaker, the German scored seven goals and provided assists in his first season for Brighton and won the club's Player of the Year award.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Last term he played a key role in Brighton's highest-ever league finish and his creative qualities should be remembered.

Streets will never forget rating: 7

Dan Burn

There aren't any other 6ft 6 giants in the Premier League with only three fingers on one hand and so Burn, 30, is the definition of unique.

His height makes it easy to assume he's a lump of a centre-back when he is in fact a very intelligent defender and one who is comfortable with the ball at his feet.

After playing in lower leagues, he excelled at Brighton and now finds himself at boyhood club Newcastle following a January move.

Streets will never forget rating: 7

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Topics: Premier League