Power Ranking European Clubs By Sales Of Academy Players: Man United Lagging Behind Southampton

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We reveal which teams have been most successful at producing superb academy players…

Southampton’s ability to produce talented young footballers has been well known for many years. Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gareth Bale all began their careers on the South Coast, while more recently the likes of Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers have come off the production line.

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According to the Daily Express, Swansea City, Manchester United and Everton have also done well of late, and the English quartet all feature in the list below. They produced this top 20 using the CIES Football Observatory, who ranked European teams for the amount of money made from the sales of academy players since 2012.

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20) SC Freiburg (Germany)

Notable Players Produced: Olvier Baumann, Daniel Caligiuri, Johannes Flum, Matthias Ginter

Overall Value: £20.8m

19) Toulouse (France)

Notable Players Produced: Etienne Capoue, Daniel Congre, Cheikh M’Bengue, Moussa Sissoko

Overall Value: £22.2m

18) Valencia (Spain)

Notable Players Produced: Juan Bernat, Carles Gil, Pablo Hernandez, Michel Herrero

Overall Value: £23.2m

17) Atalanta (Italy)

Notable Players Produced: Giacomo Bonaventura, Simone Colombi, Andrea Consigli, Manolo Gabbiadini, J. Olausson

Overall Value: £23.6m

16) Everton (England)

Notable Players Produced: Victor Anichebe, Jack Rodwell, Shane Duffy

Overall Value: £23.9m

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