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Chelsea chairman Buck: Youth system will provide future stars

tribalfootball.com - April 10, 2008

With Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup final, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has told fans more homegrown youngsters will begin coming through the first team.

In his 'Star on a Stool' Q&A with fans, Buck revealed: "We have invested ten of millions of pounds in a new training ground and in the Academy and the Reserves. You all know that we have Frank Arnesen on board, who spends virtually all of his time with scouts around the world looking for the best young players.

"It makes perfect economic sense because if you can bring up one or two players every year or every two years from the Academy into your reserves or your first team, then think about the enormous amount of money that you have saved in transfer fees. So it is not only the right thing to do but it makes perfect business sense also.

"It is a long-term project, it has only been going for a couple of years, but we will have the best Academy coaches, we will have the best Academy buildings and I think we will have the best Academy players who hopefully we will see in the first team in the years ahead."

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