Sheffield United legend Brian Deane says England stars should be playing abroad.
Deane feels the national team would benefit from such a development.
"If youâ€™re a player in England and you get the opportunity to go abroad, you should try it," Deane, who signed for Benfica for Â£1million in 1998 aged 30, told the Daily Mail.
"Unfortunately, because the English league pays so well, you donâ€™t really get many players trying their hand. I think that affects the national team. We donâ€™t have any players bringing anything different. Everybody plays here.
"Thereâ€™s a really small pool of players to choose from at the top clubs. It must be really hard for Roy Hodgson if heâ€™s picking players for his England squad and theyâ€™re not regulars in their team.
"Until we get more players playing abroad weâ€™ll always be pretty much one dimensional when we get to tournaments."
Deane is now coaching in Norway with Sarpsborg 08.