BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Limit foreign footballers say MPs

“A group of MPs has called on football clubs to cut the number of foreign players in the English game.

They want the government and football authorities to discourage clubs from recruiting so many overseas players. ”

The problem here though is that the English leagues have over priced the players. You can buy someone with a proven record for a top flight European club at the same price as an unproven English striker from a second (or third) tier English club.

I still think that having a minimum number of British players would be good for the national game of the home nations, but it’s just not going to happen unless the EU make exceptional allowances for football.