Excellent background on the finances of a top English Club here Finance of Manchester City
What are the implications for player development and grassroots football ?.... with clubs such as Manchester City - who this year will have involved over 200,000 youngsters in Greater Manchester in grassroots football activities such as school visits, holiday courses,outreach for disadvantged kids etc.For example over 50,000 children attended free holiday courses. Manchester City in the Community
City aren't the only club doing this sort of work in England but they are probably the only one doinig it on this scale with the enormous financial backing of their owners !