What are the characteristics we look for? And how are deals completed?
SCOUT, a fascinating new four-part documentary available to CITY+ subscribers, lifts the lid on the City Football Group’s approach to talent identification.
The first three editions of the series covered South America, Europe and North America, all of which are already available to watch.
Now, the final episode focuses on the Asian and Australian markets, dissecting the diverse challenges and extreme potential these areas possess in terms of talent development.
The necessity of similar playing styles and a footballing DNA has been a common theme throughout the SCOUT series, and the success story of Yokohama F Marinos in Japan, under the tutelage of Ange Postecoglou, is explored in greater detail.
However, the key role of the CFG network is demonstrated in Yokohama’s urgent search for a new centre-forward after a serious injury threatens to derail the Club's J-League title tilt.
CITY+ is our content subscription service, which is available on all our digital platforms - mancity.com, Man City app and Smart TV.
It contains a host of CityTV documentaries, as well as full match replays of our first team and women’s sides and selected EDS and Academy games.
A 30-day free trial is available, after which CITY+ is just £1.99GBP / month.
You can find out more and sign up, HERE.