Southampton Academy Have Biggest Gain in Europe
London – Southampton Academy diligently not only spawned many talented footballer, but the Saints are also the most profit from the sale of the former academy among European teams lately.
That the results of a study of a sport organization, the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), which carried out since 2012 in the five top European leagues such as English, Spanish, Italian, German, and French, as quoted by Soccernet. For age range, CIES take a range between 15 to 21 years.
In the top 10 highest income, there is Southampton in the top spot with a value of 90.2 million euros (USD 1.2 billion) after selling several academy players. Of the total, 40 percent come from Luke Shaw (35 million euros to Manchester United), Adam Lallana (30 million euros to Liverpool), and Calum Chambers (20 million euros to Arsenal).
Emerging Soton achievements since promotion to the Premier League in the 2012/2013 season makes many players ogled English clubs. Before the three names, Soton is often sell their academy graduates into the Premier League club and names such as Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has now been transformed to be a top player.
Even Bale’s status as the world’s most expensive player after Real Madrid bought it with a tag of 100 million euros in the summer of 2013 from Tottenham Hotspur.
Under the existing Soton Ligue 1, Lille, which gets around 76 million euros revenue with its largest sales is Eden Hazard (37 million euros to Chelsea) and Mathieu Debuchy (16 million euros to Arsenal).
Real Sociedad is in third position with $ 62.2 million euros. Antoine Griezmann (30 million euros to Atletico Madrid) and Asier Illarramendi (32.2 million euros to Real Madrid) so their highest sales.
In fourth position is Sevilla who received 51.5 million euros in the last three years after selling Luis Alberto, Jose Campana, Antonio Luna, Jesus Navas, and the last Alberto Moreno.
Borussia Dortmund in fifth place after selling several academy players including Mario Goetze (32 million euros to Bayern Munich) with revenues of 43.5 million euros.
Although often spend a lot of money to spend players, Madrid is also smart in the academy players sell at high prices. Names such as Jose Maria Callejon, Daniel Carvajal, Esteban Granero, Alvaro Morata and final accounts for the largest percentage of the total 43 million euros, which makes Los Blancos is in sixth position.
Barcelona seventh there are a total gain of 38.8 million euros from the sale of La Masia players to other clubs such as Thiago Alcantara, Jonathan Dos Santos, Andreu Fontas, Bojan Krkic, and Antonio Sanabria.
Completing the top 10 are Rennes (33.6 million euros), Montpellier (33.5 million euros), and St. Etienne (32.8 million euros), which made the French league so the league with the highest intake of about 292 million euros from the sale of players throughout the club’s academy.
In second place is La Liga with 276 million euros, and the Premier League with 227 million euros, 163 million euros Bundesliga, Serie A and the smallest with 114 million euros.
For Premier League club Southampton itself only in the standings 10, because after that at position 11 there Swansea City which gets about 31.6 million euros after selling Joe Allen and Ben Davies. Manchester United in 13th place with $ 28.7 million euros from the sale of Michael Keane, Robert Brady, Matt James, Joshua King, and Danny Welbeck (20 million euros to Arsenal).
Bayern in 12th place with $ 31.1 million for the academy players like Emre Can, Diego Contento, Earn Husic, and Toni Kroos. In the last position or 14th there Paris St-Germain with revenues of 25.2 million euros after selling Clement Chantome, Antoine Conte, Mamadou Sakho, and Ilan Boccara.
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