World Football: La Masia and Other Top 10 Youth Academies in the World

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World Football: La Masia and Other Top 10 Youth Academies in the World
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Unlike in the early '80's, soccer is now a full fledged business and there has been a steady increase in transfer fees and wages—$35 million odd quid on a chap from New Castle being the icing on the cake! 

With demands so high, football clubs across the globe would focus on building players within their academies and nurture in born talent, unearth future strikers, and spurn players that would be loyal to the club and cost wise be relatively low.

Taking into account both young players brought through the academy, and “home-grown” players who may be signed from elsewhere and then developed by the club, I've put up a top ten that I think suits the bill. 

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