Former Newcastle United fullback John Beresford wants the club to buy British.
Beresford feels the current team lacks a physical edge.
He told The Journal: â€œIâ€™d prefer them to go down a little bit more of a British route. When we signed five French guys in the January window, I didnâ€™t know any of them. Donâ€™t get me wrong, I think itâ€™s good to have a sprinkling of foreign players, but I think we have overloaded a bit too much.
â€œIâ€™m not the manager, heâ€™s got to decide. Alan Pardewâ€™s got to look at it and say â€˜this is the way Iâ€™m goingâ€™ and heâ€™s got a certain style he wants to play, which is fine.
â€œI think their blueprint is mainly English and British players and they do try to have home-grown in there too.
â€œI just think that helps in the Premier League if youâ€™ve got a spine of that, and I think thatâ€™s where we should be competing."