Stats: European clubs with most number of home-grown players in the first team
Lets have a look at the clubs who have their home-grown players starring in their first team line-up.
Spanish side Athletico Bilbao have 16 home-grown players in their line-up with star striker Fernando Llorente being one of them. Barcelona have given a chance to 14 youngsters from their youth system.
The following table shows the top five English clubs with home-grown talent currently starring in their first-team squad.
Manchester United are on top after giving 9 players from their youth system a professional contract. Aston Villa, Tottenham and Newcastle are just behind United by one player.
Source: Daily Mail