David Brooks


7 Brilliant Academy Players Manchester City Let Go

Denis Suarez of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the La Liga match between Barcelona and SD Eibar at Camp Nou on September 19, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

Manchester City have had extraordinary success since being taken over by the City Football Group in 2008, and they have well-and-truly become the dominant force within the English game over these last two seasons under Pep Guardiola. One thing we’re yet to really see at the Etihad though, and the Citizens certainly aren’t alone in this in terms of the Premier League’s top clubs, is a tangible route from the youth team setup into the first team.