When you're 17, have just a handful of appearances under your belt but own a reputed list of suitors including both Manchester clubs, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, you must have something about you.
When you throw in the fact that the iconically masterful Barcelona - possibly the finest club side of the last 30 years - own a dossier on Hughes' performances, you know that this boy can play a bit. At the very least he can obviously control a football and pass to his own teammates, something mystifyingly beyond the alleged best of England's recent crop of midfielders.
Unfortunately I was unable to take my usual residence on Saturday at Ashton Gate so missed the opportunity to run my eye over this shining star. Thankfully, Hughes' namesake, Will Jones from the brilliant website To the Left of Ross, was in attendance and returns to The Exiled Robin with this take on English football's new wunderkind:
"Will Hughes arrived at Ashton Gate on Saturday propelled by a gale of publicity. An England Under-21 international as a 17-year-old in the Championship, and apparently on the January to-buy list of half a dozen Premier League sides, it was hard not to look out for him during the game – a task made easier by his impressive shock of white-blond hair.
Thanks very much to Will Jones for his time and descriptive words on Will Hughes.