Player value survey deems Spurs to be best talent factory in world football

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According to a new player valuation survey conducted by PokerStars Sports, Tottenham Hotspur are the best club in the world at ‘producing and developing world-class footballers’

The survey looked at the monetary value of how much a player’s worth has increased after they have been brought into a club, including those who have come through the academy ranks.

The report reveals that Spurs add £32m onto a player’s valuation on average once they have come into the squad.

Tottenham’s performance in the survey has been boosted by the likes of Son Heung-min and Dele Alli, who are valued very highly despite being brought to the club for relatively small transfer fees.

It is said that although Barcelona’s academy, La Masia is considered one of the best academies in world football, the Catalan club’s score is brought down by the fact that they have made some poor investments in recent years by buying the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann for big amounts.

RB Leipzig are judged to be the second-best club in world football at developing players, with the German club just £1.5m below Spurs.

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There is no doubt that our figure is being skewed by two or three superstars that we bought for a pittance and who are now worth a fortune. On the whole, the club’s recruitment policy has been a little hit and miss, with some big money singings like Davinson Sanchez and Giovani Lo Celso, not quite having the expected impact.

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