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Leicester City to launch Chinese youth training plan

By Chen Yaping 18 May 2016

According to a Xinhua report, Leicester City, the newly crowned English Premier League champions, are planning to train Chinese youngsters at their academy.

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, the club's vice chairman, revealed that they had launched a youth training project two years ago but up to now no Chinese youngsters have been involved.

Under this project, Leicester will bring 15 or 16 Chinese players to England for a two-year training programme. The youngsters have to be 16 years old and after two years they can choose to stay or return to China.

"We will send scouting team to China to bring the boys to Leicester," he said, "They will stay here for two and a half years to study English and football."

"Some boys from Thailand are already there under that kind of project. If the project happens in China, I am sure we can find 11 players from one billion people. In 10 years, there will be more than 100 players to play in Leicester." he added.

Source: Xinhua & sportskeeda

Proofread by Sean O Diobhilin.

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