It was a summer of change at Swansea City, with integral first-team players in Andre Ayew, Connor Roberts, and Jamal Lowe heading for pastures new, whilst Freddie Woodman and Marc Guehi returning to their parent clubs.
Swansea also saw Steve Cooper depart in the summer, who has since gone on to take the Nottingham Forest job.
Cooper, who was close to taking The Swans up in consecutive seasons, has earned somewhat of a reputation in progressing and developing young players, with his experience in South Wales, and within the England youth set up enhancing that image.
However, with Cooper gone, it opened the door up for Russell Martin. The 35-year-old, who is in the infancy of his managerial career has a clear philosophy when it comes to how he sets his teams up, and he is also not afraid to select youngsters in his squad.
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Here, we take a look at two bright prospects who are currently at Swansea and assess where they are in their development.
Progressing through the ranks at Derby County, Swansea secured the services of the highly-rated winger at the start of February this year.
Playing 21 games in the Championship last season, Whittaker was handed a few appearances in a Derby shirt, before featuring in 10 of Swansea’s last 11 games.
So far this season, Whittaker has played 42 minutes of Championship football, but his form in the Carabao Cup suggests that he is nearing more regular football in the second-tier, with three goals in three.
Primarily operating on the right wing, the 20-year-old can operate anywhere across the frontline, possessing the technical ability and pace to relentlessly cause opposing defences problems.
As the season progresses, he is likely to see more and more game time, or perhaps a loan spell at the top end of League One could also benefit him.
Also at 20 years old, Daniel Williams is a player who could enjoy an excellent career, showing promising signs from Swansea’s academy and within the Welsh youth set up.
Williams made his professional debut for The Swans in August of this year during a 3-0 victory over Reading, before netting his first goal just two weeks later.
Being an extremely competent player in possession, and having the composure and vision to unlock defences, Williams has been handed the nickname “Daniesta” by his teammates, drawing comparisons with Barcelona legend.
Swansea do have strong options in the middle of the park, and they have done some excellent business, bringing in the likes of Flynn Downes, Oliver Ntcham, and Liam Walsh.
However, if he keeps progressing at the rate he is at the moment, then he will certainly earn himself a chance in the Championship.