The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are big fans of the Blues’ youth recruitment policy…
Whilst most Premier League clubs take a measured approach to signing young players, the Blues do it somewhat differently. Often signing young players in bulk, it is not uncommon for the Blues to have over 40 young players on loan at any one time – and the majority of those come from foreign imports.
Chelsea’s policy has often been to sign talented players when they’re young for a good price, and if they are not good enough to make it in the Chelsea first team – they are normally sold at a hefty profit.
It has turned out well in the past, with the Blues scouring the market for players like Patrick Bamford, Kevin De Bruyne and Oriol Romeu and selling each individual on for a hefty profit several years later.
Given their success, it seems unlikely that Chelsea will change their tune in that way – and it might be time to start looking outside of the box. With a host of American youngsters making waves across Europe and beyond – it might be time for Conte to look at some young American stars.
With that said, Antonio Conte definitely needs to be keeping tabs on these 2 American wonderkids…
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