Brahim Diaz looks set to be the latest highly rated Manchester City youngster to leave the club as he gets close to a move to Real Madrid. A clause in the deal is likely to stop any future move back to Manchester.
Premier League teams playing youngsters has long been a cause for discussion but more and more regularly players seem to be backing themselves and leaving England at a young age to move abroad.
Jadon Sancho's decision to leave Manchester City is obviously the most high profile move. In a side that includes Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva the young English winger decided to move.
His transfer to Borussia Dortmund has seen him flourish, becoming a first team regular in the Bundesliga and Champions League and earn a call up and first caps for the England national team.
That move could easily see other youngsters be inspired to move, with Callum Hudson-Odoi the latest to be linked with a move away as he's unhappy at Chelsea.
However before any deal for the winger is done City are likely to lose another of their youngsters with Brahim Diaz heading for a £15.5 million to Real Madrid.
According to the Daily Mail the fee may rise to £20 million but more importantly is the sell on clause. City would be entitled to 15% of any fee if he's sold, and that rises to 40% for any other Manchester based club.
Diaz has featured several times. Image: PA Images
Take that second bit how you will but there isn't exactly an abundance of 'Manchester based clubs' around the place unless Salford City decide to make a surprise bid.
Pep Guardiola has spoken about wanting to keep Diaz and it's clear that the Premier League champions want to make sure Real have no incentive to sell to their bitter rivals.
Sancho playing for the young Manchester City side. Image: PA Images
The teenager left Spain for Manchester five years ago when he moved from Malaga and has played 14 times for City.
He is set to be a first teamer when he goes to the Bernabeu and will reportedly earn £60,000 a week on a six year deal.
It'll be interesting to see in the next couple of years just how many more young players move on.