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Podcast: Milan Youth Sector Dreams


Up until recently, there wasn’t a lot of information on Milan’s Youth Sector readily available. But with the focus changing to youth because of FFP, one person took it upon himself to help people keep up with our Milan Youth teams. So for this very special youth focused podcast, I was able to catch up with him on some of the aspects of Milan’s Youth Sector.

Milan past, present, and future

This special edition podcast features Francesco Battaglia, a long-time fan of Milan’s Youth Sector, who can often be found at Centro Sportiva Vismara. He is the genius behind @MilanNext on Twitter and the Milan Next Facebook page, which offer the most complete coverage of Milan’s Youth sector online. We chat about:

• In the News: new youth coaches, technical director, and Galli’s announcement about Cristante and Petagna

• Youth Sector History: reinvesting in the youth, FFP, and more

• Why the Youth Sector? Francesco’s background with the Milan Youth Sector

• The Life of a Youth Player: the training and match commitments

• What are the odds?  How likely it is a youth player to become a professional

• Dreams: Francesco shares his dreams for the Youth Sector

Thanks so much to Francesco for braving a new language and sharing his knowledge with us! And thanks for all of his work and commitment to Milan Next so the rest of us can keep up with the triumphs of our youngest Milan players. Follow him @bennybatta on Twitter, and follow the @MilanNext account on Twitter, too! Check out the Milan Next Facebook page and keep up with all of the players and coaches.