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Jack Cork signs with Southampton, reflects upon Chelsea's youth system

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Jack Cork, a part of the Chelsea academy since he was nine, follows in the footsteps of several of our older youth squad members in departing the Blues. He has signed a four-year deal with newly-promoted Championship side Southampton after spending last season on loan at Burnley. He also delivered a little parting comment about Chelsea's youth system on his Twitter account (which was promptly deleted).

The alleged tweet: "Thanks for all the messages everyone. And thanks to all the support from burnley fans. More of a home club than Chelsea has ever been to me."

Ouch. Been here for thirteen years and that's his parting shot. Thirteen years and he never managed to make a senior appearance for the club. What does that say about the way our academy works?