The Top TEN youngsters who ‘never got out of first base’
In an age where transfer market prices are inflated to levels not seen since the Weimar Republic, most clubs can forget about signing truly world class players in the peak of their careers. A far more feasible possibility is to develop your own stars through the academy system.
However, with such a plan comes undeserved hype and promises that can’t be fulfilled. How many times have rave reviews been handed out like 1920s Deutschmarks only to leave us disappointed when the subjects of such praise fade into to the oblivion of lower league football?
For every Wayne Rooney or Cesc Fabregas there are plenty of Quincy Owusu- Abeyies who disappeared in to the void of footballing anonymity. And I know what you’re thinking, ‘with so many unreasonably over-hyped, over-priced and under skilled stars to choose from how can you decide on ten?’ And you’d be right; but needs must, so here they are.
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