Everton defender Distin expects Premier League clubs to continue raiding France for talent

Everton defender Sylvain Distin expects more Premier League clubs to raid France for new talent. The centre-back expects many more French stars to cross the Channel in the near future.

Everton defender Sylvain Distin expects more Premier League clubs to raid France for new talent.

The centre-back expects many more French stars to cross the Channel in the near future.

He told France Football: “French players are cheap compared to their English counterparts. Any English player on the fringes of the national team will cost £10m, even if he has not yet proved himself.

“That’s the same Newcastle paid for four French players in January — guys developed to a high standard back home.

“But some French players have come to England, only to crash and burn inside a year or two.

“It is difficult to get a move to an English club, harder to make a name for yourself and even more difficult to stay there.”

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