Are there way to improve youth intake if you are a big club????
I play as Roma and I've won multiple Champions Leagues, countless Serie A and Italian Cups.
Have a world class side. Do a good job at bringing youth players from all over, train them and work them into my side. I've got the best youth/training facilities you can have and extensive recruitment.
But for some reason I feel like I've seen my youth intake get steadily worse throughout the years. I'm not sure what else I can do. It's forcing me to have to continually buy youngsters from abroad which is obviously more expensive. I would buy some of those players regardless but have a steady youth intake would help offset some of the spending abroad.
Is there there anything else I can do to improve this? It just doesn't seem to make sense.
It depends a lot on luck. However, I do notice that clubs with worldwide reputation more likely produce -10PA youths. My Man Utd produced one every season. Just push your reputation to the max and you'll get one eventually.
just luck, i am blackpool, my youth facilites are rubbish, i get 1-3 star players. yet united etc get lots of great players.
but they do turn up in odd places (i got a premier league standard newgen... from ballymena
Always remember the player i got through my Vauxhall Motors academy a couple of months back, was instantly the best midfielder at my club then 2 matches into his career Reading bought him for 70k, my chairman accepted the bid as it was "too good to turn down". He ended up being a world class player who eventually got a £23m move to Chelsea and represented England more than 60times
It seems totally random to me though, whenever i'm a big club with great facilities i never seem to get an awesome player.
I have had six or more potential first-team-squad youngsters come up in my Roma team in the first two seasons. Maybe I was just lucky but Roma should have an excellent youth setup from the start, so since you are one of the best clubs in the world now, a 2,5 star potential player is a good or even leading Serie A player. You can't expect better players than that coming up every year.