Revealed: How much money have London clubs made from their academies?
Since 2010, Homegrown Investments have calculated how much money Premier League clubs have made from their academy.
AS Roma’s British forward Tammy Abraham celebrates after Roma’s French midfielder Jordan Veretout (unseen) scored (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP) (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images)
So much football talent has come out of London in recent years.
Tyrick Mitchell, Ademola Lookman, Eddie Nketiah, Callum-Hudson Odoi are some youngsters from the capital and are tipped as the next generation to join established players such as Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and Bukayo Saka.
Selling youngsters developed in youth academies, and then looking elsewhere is how some clubs survive and operate.
Ajax are a prime example of this.
The Dutch giants developed and then sold the likes of Frenkie De Jong (Barcelona), Matthijs De Ligt (Juventus), Donny Van De Beek (Manchester United) and Justin Kluivert (As Roma) for a combined value of £187.5 million.
Those four were all signed for free as kids.
In the Premier League, it’s unheard of for a club to consistently churn out talent after talent from their youth academy and sell them for big money.
Over the years, youngsters have started to leave England in search of first team minutes.
Players such as Noni Madueke (PSV) and Jadon Sancho (Ex Borussia Dortmund) have left the UK to establish themselves at good European clubs.
In recent years, teams have stepped up and have given their youngsters the chance to impress.
Chelsea’s infamous transfer ban from a couple of seasons ago essentially forced them to play their youngsters, when it’s fair to say they wouldn’t have under normal circumstances.
Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham, both fresh off of Championship loans, were both pivotal to Chelsea getting Champions League qualification.
So, what academy from London has made the most money from youth academy players since 2010?
Will it be Crystal Palace after selling Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £50m, or is it someone else?
Since 2010, the west London club are just £200,000 off of making £93 million from selling youth academy players.
Valentino Livramento went to Southampton and Lewis Bate was also sold.
All of the money Chelsea made since 2010 was actually made this summer.
The money could exceed £100 million as Tino Anjorin’s loan move to Lokomotiv Moscow could be made permanent.
The top 5 for London clubs is:
1) Chelsea - £92,828,400
2) Arsenal - £74,347,000
3) Crystal Palace - £63,700,200
4) Fulham - £37,926,000
5) Tottenham - £35,543,800