The Southampton fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are getting very excited about these two hidden gems in they’re youth academy.
Ever since the days of Matt Le Tissier, the Saints have had major success promoting from their youth academy.
The landlord was reminiscing about Alan Shearer in the early 90’s and even up to the current crop of James Ward-Prowse telling us how Southampton have produced, promoted and made more money from their youth academy than Real Madrid.
Through every manager cycle, the youth academy has stayed the same, strong and very well run.
The Saints have developed a reputation for bring quality British players up through the ranks with the likes of Gareth Bale, Calum Chambers, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all coming from the south coast.
And the fans from St. Mary’s here in the bar reckon next season will be no different, here are two gems hidden within the Saints’ academy walls…