The likes of Alex Davey and Daniel Akindayini both had bright starts at AFC Wimbledon upon their arrival thanks to trial spells at the club. Now they find themselves both leaving the club, just like three others at a similar age.
Five Wimbledon Youngsters Sold Off
signed for Wimbledon in the summer of 2015 after England Trial Day took place and Wimbledon recruited several youngsters, eyeing up a potential stay for certain players.
Akindayini was one of them and he made nineteen appearances in all competitions, returning eight goals and one assist. The season later, he spent the entirety on loan at Conference National side Forest Green Rovers, mainly as a winger.
His form at FGR has now led him to a £70,000 move to League One side Rotherham United, with Wimbledon picking up 25% of any fee Rotherham receive for him in the future - a very tidy piece of business on Beasant's part.
was Dave Beasant's third signing as AFC Wimbledon manager, joining just three hours after the arrival of David October, and two days after the first signing of Ian Vicars.
The striker had a lesser-successful spell at Wimbledon, bagging just one goal in the eleven appearances handed to him before spending the remainder of the season on loan to Gateshead - bagging 18 goals in 28 appearances for the Conference National side.
He spent the next two corresponding seasons on loan at Tranmere Rovers, scoring 37 goals in 74 appearances over two seasons and guiding The Rovers
to Conference National promotion and now start the season in League Two.
However, Taylor-Crossdale does not sign for Tranmere permanently, despite becoming a fan favourite at Prenton Park. Instead, Birmingham City have swooped in for the 21-year-old - purchasing the striker for £75,000.
The next transfer commanded the biggest transfer fee out of the five players, as Manchester City graduate George Glendon
agreed a £210,000 move to Sheffield United in the Championship.
Like Taylor-Crossdale, Glendon spent two consecutive seasons on loan at Tranmere Rovers. Glendon made 62 appearances for The Rovers
over the two seasons he spent there and also helped Tranmere to promotion last season.
However, Glendon only managed one first-team appearance for AFC Wimbledon in his whole time under contract there. He wasn't given the chance to help Wimbledon more - not that they needed it at that point!
The 22-year-old agrees a three-year deal at Bramall Lane, signing for £210,000.
was another who had a very bright start to his career at Kingsmeadow, earning 24 appearances in his first season at the club after arriving following his release from Chelsea.
He aided a push to promotion from League Two, but his second season under contract at Kingsmeadow was unpleasant as he was placed in the development team after the arrivals of Mathieu Baudry and Shaun Hutchinson from Leyton Orient and Fulham respectively.
He was loaned out in the summer of 2016 to fellow fan-owned club Ebbsfleet in Conference National. Despite a successful season at Stonebridge Road, Davey would have much preferred to stay at Kingsmeadow in League One. He made 26 appearances for Ebbsfleet last season, scoring two goals, assisting three and winning two Man of the Match awards.
After realising his days were numbered at New Plough Lane, Davey's agent offered his client to clubs around England, and the centre-back linked up with Daniel Akindayini at Rotherham for a fee of £145,000.
This is a transfer for a player AFC Wimbledon fans didn't even know they owned, as Danny Whitehall
made no appearances for the club in his time under contract at Wimbledon.
His initial £5000 deal which brought him from Evo-Stik Division One North side Prescot Cables, it involved the clause that activated an immediate loan back to Prescot until the end of the season. He did well on his return to Prescot, scoring 19 goals in 35 appearances.
His return to his parent club Wimbledon was very short-lived, with Ebbsfleet coming in with another loan offer for the striker. The striker joined Ebbsfleet for a season-long loan and he appeared 39 times for the Conference National side, scoring 13 goals.
On his return to Wimbledon, it was once again, a very, very short-lived stay as Bristol Rovers gave him a season-long stay on loan at the club in the Conference National again. In this spell, he scored 14 goals in 34 games for The Gas
He now joins League Two side Exeter for an initial fee of £25,000. This fee could potentially rise up to £50,000 depending on clauses inside the transfer deal that brought the 21-year-old to St. James' Park.