Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City's Homegrown Kids Ply Trade Away from Etihad

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City's Homegrown Kids Ply Trade Away from Etihad

Article excerpt

CITY are producing Premier League players, just not for their first team.

A study into homegrown players by the Press Association found that only two clubs - United and Spurs - gave more time to academy graduates than the Blues, whose alumni totted up 16,226 minutes on the pitch. However, almost all of those were played by players who have moved on from the Etihad.

Kelechi Iheanacho (526 minutes) was the only City youth product to feature in their first team in the Premier League under Pep Guardiola all season.

City graduate Ben Mee at Burnley played 3,016 minutes while Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel featured for 2,667 minutes.

Adam Clayton at Middlesbrough, another City youth player, played 2,806 minutes and Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan played 2,278. …

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