I was in a book shop on my lunch break today and was taking a look at the latest copy of 4-4-2 (English version). I found a book review of a novel by a young man called Martin Bengtsson.
Apparently, the young man who wrote the novel was Swedish National team Captain (youth team) and left Sweden at the age of 17 to join Inter's Youth team. After spending a period of approximately 9 months in Italy he attempted to commit suicide by slashing his wrists.
Apparently, Inter sent him back to Sweden to "rest" and he never returned to playing football. The novel documents the pressures put on young players, discusses the use of soft drugs which are apparently widespread at youth team level and mentions young men calling on prostitutes. If only the novel was available in English.