Transfer market depression could benefit talent monetisers, say Danish club renowned for their academy

10 June 2020

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Photo: PA Images Danish FC Nordsjaelland, who last season boasted of the youngest squad in Europe, say an increased demand could push up prices for their budding players.

The market for cheap, young talent could become even more competitive as clubs hesitate to spend big sums on marquee transfers.

Danish FC Nordsjaelland, who last season boasted of the youngest squad in Europe, say an increased demand could push up prices for their budding players.

Their just-published financial report reveal yet another successful year of monetising young talent.

Despite an expectation of an overall drop in value on the transfer market, there will always be a demand for skilled young players.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Most major European leagues will soon have returned to play, but the coronavirus pandemic is all but certain to cause long-lasting financial damage to the football industry. 

According to consultancy KPMG, the crisis could wipe off almost €10 billion of the value of European players, while research organisation CIES in March said player values had already fallen by 28 per cent in the top five leagues. 

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