15 Manchester City Academy Prospects Who Never Stepped Up

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15 Manchester City Academy Prospects Who Never Stepped Up
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Before Sheikh Mansour's takeover of Manchester City in 2008, the club were well-known for their ability to produce homegrown talent through their excellent academy setup.

The conveyor belt has halted in recent years after the first team raised their standards and made it increasingly difficult for players to make the grade, something the club are hoping will change with the launch of the Etihad Campus this summer.

The campus is an 80-acre site that will be home to every single player on the club's books, from the very youngest right through to the first team, with state-of-the-art medical, training and educational facilities that will be the envy of many clubs.

Some City youth products, such as Micah Richards and Shaun Wright-Phillips, had great City careers. However, some never really fulfilled their promise. Here, we gather together a list of 15 academy graduates who failed to be successful at City.

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