Huddersfield Town's best young players are set to be picked off by their Premier League neighbours.
Terriers chairman Dean Hoyle has decided to make the bold move and the club informed the boys and their families last week.
The Yorkshire club have decided to downgrade their academy from category two status to category four.
They will keep Under-23 and Under-18 squads and look to reinvest the £500,000 saved in running costs.
With huge focus on teams up and down the country looking to produce home grown talent, the timing of the decision will raise a few eyebrows.
The Terriers will not be entitled to any compensation fee if any released players join other clubs.
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