- Dec 17, 2012
If I was a Dutchy academy player I certainly wouldn't leave for the Premier League. Will end up missing out on so many minutes that they could get if they stayed home. And if you've broken through at Ajax or PSV you'll be on big clubs radar's anyway in a few years.For example, Donyell Malen left us at 16 for Chelsea. then returned back to PSV and broke through as a Dutch international last season. Dilrosun left us at 16 for City and broke through as Dutch international at Hertha last season. Redan for Chelsea. Hoogewerf recently for you guys. Those were all pretty close to top talents at the time of their departure (dilrosun less so maybe than the others), but you can't really hold that against our academy. imo TFM would have been a great centreback nowadays if he hadn't left us as well.