Australia's A-League continues to give young players a platform. But who are the new generation of talents worthy of a move from the A-League to Europe’s big leagues?
The A-League was the platform for Maty Ryan and Aaron Mooy to become Australia’s latest English Premier League flag bearers.
The Brighton keeper with Central Coast and Mooy a rough diamond who blossomed at first Wanderers then Melbourne City.
Likewise, Tom Rogic and Daniel Arzani at Celtic, Mat Leckie in the German Bundesliga, the Belgium's Danny Vukovic, and Aziz Behich and Trent Sainsbury in the Dutch Eredivisie were all given a professional platform to develop in the A-League.
Here are three for European talent scouts to track from this A-League season.
1: Sarpreet Singh (Wellington Phoenix)
Position: attacking midfielder
Like Mat Ryan, Singh was given his chance in the A-League at 18 years of age. That was last season. This season, the slightly built Kiwi attacking midfielder has been a revelation.
With Phoenix teammate, Steven Taylor - the experienced former Newcastle United and England defender - mentoring the 20-year-old, Singh is now a regular starter in a side that’s blowing away teams with its attacking prowess.
Floating between attack and midfield, the elegant Singh can score from range and has an eye-catching ability to burst forward and create mayhem.
With seven assists, he’s one behind the league’s top two assist Kings, and five goals, this has been Singh’s season.
And a cherry on the cake saw Singh in the Fifa 19 team of the week last month alongside Raheem Sterling.
Young player of the year in the A-League seems a shoo-in for Singh.
What’s more, Singh is now certain to play regularly in the All Whites alongside Chris Wood, but will we see him join the Burnley striker and Kiwi skipper Winston Reid (West Ham) in the EPL one day?
Perhaps, but we believe Singh would be ideal in the Spanish or Dutch leagues before his talents would be developed enough for a move to England.