There may be no hope for home-grown talent in Europe

ENGLISH PREMIER clubs spend a lot of money on academies, but very few players emerge from these youth structures to play in the first teams of the top clubs. It’s a worrying situation that does not bode well for the development of the national team in England. But it is not just the historic home of the game that is suffering from a dearth of genuine talent, the problem is replicated across the major leagues of European football. There are many theories why there is a ceiling on player development: short-termism on the part of managers and club owners; the … Continue reading There may be no hope for home-grown talent in Europe