Sir Bobby Charlton, Jimmy Greaves, Wayne Rooney, Alan Shearer, Gary Lineker and Michael Owen – just some of the greatest English forward of all-time.

Clubs are constantly on the hunt for the next English superstar forward who could follow in the footsteps of some of the Three Lions greats mentioned above.

Players such as Harry Kane are already starting to follow a similar path and reach the highest heights of the English game.

Sam Bettany picks out a few young English strikers who could go on to achieve great things if they realise their huge potential…

Marcus Rashford

Rashford loves a debut and boasts a fine record of scoring in his first appearance for Manchester United in the Premier League, for the England senior team, the under-21s, in the League Cup and Champions League.

Aside from the European Super Cup and FA Community Shield, Rashford has scored in all 12 other competitions he’s appeared in since 2014, and already has two goals in his first five games this season.

Achieving so much success for Manchester United and England since February 2016 has placed Rashford among the most valuable and exciting prospects in world football.

Dominic Solanke

At just a tribunal cost, Liverpool captured Dominic Solanke this summer – one of the biggest talents among the Chelsea youth talents who often end up being shipped out season after season and don’t get a chance in the first team.

Solanke’s move to the Merseyside club sees him working with Jurgen Klopp who is renowned for giving youth players their opportunity, with young Trent Alexander-Arnold the latest to secure starts in the first team.

Having spent time on loan at Dutch side Vitesse while contracted with Chelsea, the 20-year-old managed seven goals in the league.

With three appearances off the bench in the league, Solanke will be hoping to grasp opportunities to break into the Liverpool side and score the first of many Premier League goals.

Tammy Abraham

A player that Chelsea does still have ahold of is Tammy Abraham, who’s spectacular goal-scoring record at Bristol City last season earned him a loan move to Premier League outfit Swansea City this season.

Abraham managed an incredible 26 goals for Bristol City in the English second tier, helping to make a statement of intent as one of the top young strikers in the country.

With great height, strength, pace and finishing ability, the 19-year-old has all the assets of a modern-day striker.

He has made a solid start to life a Swansea, having got his debut goal for the club at strugglers Crystal Palace.

He will be hoping to continue to achieve at the top level this season with his new team-mates since his unknown future at Chelsea regarding regular first-team football is likely to make an impact on his potential once his loan at Swansea City ends.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

The Sheffield born and bred striker was only playing in the fourth tier at the end of 2015, but a move to The Toffees from Sheffield United in summer 2016 has elevated the 20-year-old’s career to new heights.

Having come through the ranks for The Blades, the 6ft 2in youngster made his first-team debut at the end of the 2014/15 season in League One aged 18 and has gone on to score the winning goal in the England U20 World Cup Final this past summer.

It was only two seasons ago he was playing for Northampton Town in League Two on a successful short loan, managing eight goals in 30 appearances in all competitions.

Calvert-Lewin is now a key part of filing the huge void left by the departure of Romelu Lukaku from Everton and has looked lively during his ten appearances in the Premier League and Europa League, netting once and assisting twice.

Is there anyone missing from this list? Who will reach their high potential? Let me know in the comments below…

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