not football reasons e.g. maybe the parent(s) moves jobs / positions to enhance his/her career.
2. If the boy is an EU/EEA citizen then he can sign as a Scholar aged 16, not before.
3. If the boy is not an EU/EEA citizen then the earliest he can sign is aged 18 and even then it is dependent upon eligibility for a Work Permit.
Our scouts attend international youth tournaments around the world. In this way we see players that may be of a suitable standard to join our Academy.