He's very talented but central midfield is tough for a very young player to go straight into. Fabregas is the only teenager I can remember coming in at premier league level in central midfield and really thriving. Even Scholes with all his talents played as more of a 10 before playing in central midfield. Can anyone name any others? I think it's usually early 20s before they're really ready. From a physical and tactical stand point because there's just so much going on in the middle.