Manchester City reportedly made over 150 million from the sales of academy players. Hence, the Premier League giants avoided problems with Financial Fair Play (FFP).
The sales also helped them sign the likes of Kovacic, Gvardiol and others this summer. They also have inserted sale on clauses and buy back clauses in the deal.
MANCHESTER CITY EARNING BIG MONEY FROM SALES
According to reports, Manchester City earned over 150 million from the sales of their academy players. The Premier League giants managed to sell the likes of Romeo Lavia, Cole Palmer and others during the last three transfer windows. Hence, the sales of these academy players also helped them balance the Financial Fair Play problems.
This also helps Manchester City spend big money on their new signings this summer. The club managed to sign Jeremy Doku, Josko Gvardiol, Mateo Kovacic and Matheus Nunes. Therefore, it is clear that the club is focusing on the present and not future. Pep Guardiola wants to build a team that helps them win trophies for the next 4 to 5 years.
THE ACADEMY BOYS LEAVING THE CLUB ALSO BENEFIT FROM REGULAR GAME TIME
Manchester City former academy players now get regular game time. This has also earned them big moves. Romeo Lavia completed a move to Chelsea from Southampton this summer. He joined now relegated Southampton last summer. The Premier League giants also benefit from the future sales. They also have a future option in the deal.
According to reports, Manchester City have a huge sell-on clause and buy-back clauses in the deal. However, the deal of Cole Palmer to Chelsea does not have a buy-back clause. Although , the deal includes significant sell-on clause. This is also because the current Premier League champions let them leave for a significant lower fee upfront.
Manchester City academy have produced gems over the last few seasons. Whereas, the likes of Rico Lewis and Phil Foden have succeeded with the club. They have also signed contract extensions to secure their future with their boyhood club.
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