Years ago every football fan would welcome all the top foreign talent into the UK as those players were technically superior to a lot of the players that were playing here.
From 1973 to 1993 the Players Player of the Year was British. Since then the award has been shared 22 times between a British Player and a foreign player.
The Football Writers Player of the Year award since 1994/95 stands at 14 to 7 in favour of foreign players.
When you look at the foreign winners, they have all been world class and would have and can for those still playing grace any team in the world.
Now the Premiership and the Championship and to some extent lower leagues are awash with foreign footballers who not only are no better than the English talent but are inferior.
This is mainly due to clever football agents and stupid football managers who think every African, Brazilian, etc. has to be a great player.
For example if you were to put Fernandinho or Fernando of Manchester City into the likes of Watford, West Bromwich or Sunderland for example, would those teams improve significantly?
I don’t think they would and the question is have those teams not got those type of players in their own Academies?
Managers and more importantly owners need to wake up and realise the ridiculous amounts of money they are spending on foreign players is buying them average overrated players. Invest that money in your own Academies and produce your own top class footballers.