Former Man Utd skipper Neville wants more Englishmen in Premier League

England assistant Gary Neville is hoping the Premier League can become the home to more English players in the future.
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England assistant Gary Neville is hoping the Premier League can become the home to more English players in the future.

The English domestic league has just 26% of players eligible for the England national team competing, as opposed to the German Bundesliga’s 48% of Germans, and former Manchester United captain Neville feels that statistic is a burden for the Three Lions.

“We have 26 per cent of English players in the Premier League and we have to change that,” Neville said.

“Not just because of the English national team, but because it’s right for the Premier League. If you said let’s a have a 50/50 split, then that’s right. 26 per cent is a nonsense!

“We don’t want to be predictable. You see Andros Townsend, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge. I believe we have talent – and there is more coming through.”

 
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