City’s investment in youth has been really impressive. With Pep Guardiola on the way, we are likely to see players like Brahim Diaz etc come through even more. They have definitely set themselves up well.
The recent dominance of the Chelsea youth sides is definitely something the club should look at. Conte did play Paul Pogba quite a lot but one can’t really say he’s a coach who is constantly willing to give youth a chance. Maybe that changes at Chelsea. If he doesn’t then the next manager in line should really be charged with doing that. Chelsea probably the only big club yet to have youth come through the ranks in recent seasons.
Seems like a good prospect. Always interesting to read about up and coming talent. Cue the FM manager players who’ve not yet come across Dembele, including yours truly, scouring the game for him.
It is a balancing act, as you don’t want to thrust a young talent into the spotlight too soon. As the author said though it’s very simple. The only way young payers get better is with playing time. That’s why you see so many good young talents coming out of Spain, France, Germany and, sometimes, Italy and not so much in England. Too many stars. You know one thing most, and I’m pretty sure, all those leagues have in common? A quota on foreign players. It’s not a fun idea for the Premier League brand but it might be something that has to be seriously considered as the current approaches aren’t working.
Zach Fagan spent 12 years with Arsenal but the glitter of the Premier League proved an illusion experienced by many youngsters, some picked up at the age of four, in a flawed system
Really great piece here. Can only imagine the hundreds of youngsters who don’t make it to the pinnacle of the game. Glad to see former Arsenal youngster Benik Afobe getting his chances in the end.
Definitely a good academy. Good piece here
Definitely lots of young talent in this Monaco side, and very drastic turnaround from what we all thought was going to happen. Interested to see how they fare this season.