Nottingham Forest are masters of their trade when it comes to producing homegrown talent.

The Reds now have a category one academy and the conveyor belt of talent is showing no sign of slowing any time soon.

Forest have made a small fortune when it comes to transfer fees recouped from their talented youngsters.

The work done by Gary Brazil shouldn’t be underestimated. As a result, it’s not worth thinking about where Forest would be without his tireless work.

The Reds produce some of the top talents in the country.

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Now, some statistics have emerged that showcase Forest above some top European clubs when it comes to funds raised from selling academy players.

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory Weekly Post has released a new set of figures.

They look at clubs whose academies have generated the most income from the transfer of academy graduates.

Forest are in 46th place worldwide and sit ahead of Bayern Munich and are one place below Manchester United, Porto, Lazio and Tottenham.

The Reds have made 39 million euros from those transfers; with AS Monaco sitting top of the pile.

The Ligue 1 outfit have been heavily skewed with the sale of Kylian Mbappe to PSG which saw them rake in 246 million euros.

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The work done by Forest’s director of professional development has been unrivalled.

These statistics showcase exactly the lengths he’s gone to in order to make sure Forest have the best youngsters coming through.

Matty Cash was the most recent to leave. He joined Aston Villa for a fee that could rise to £16 million.

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The year before that Arvin Appiah left for £8 million, with Ben Brereton signed for Blackburn in a deal with £7 million.

Oliver Burke came sometime before that, with RB Leipzig parting with a staggering £13 million for his services.

The challenge for Brazil now is to keep the conveyor belt ticking and continue producing the very best youngsters at the football club.

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