England technical chief Sir Trevor Brooking insists the Premier League's new quotas system will not benefit local talent.
The top 20 sides in the country last month voted to introduce regulations designed to give more chances to local talent.
However, Brooking believes the move will only encourage big teams to stockpile more FOREIGN youngsters.
The rules say clubs must have eight home-grown players in their 25-man squads from next season.
But a player is classed as home-grown if he has been in the country for three years or more before turning 21.
Brooking, the FA's director of football development, told The Sun: "A lot of the overseas youngsters will have been over here for three years anyway because clubs sign them at 16 and 17.
"So home-grown won't just be English players, as it may seem.
"I can actually see it encouraging clubs to bring in foreigners earlier so they become home-grown. In those cases, it means the home-grown side of things becomes meaningless in the grand scheme of things.
"It doesn't actually mean that there are more English youngsters in matchday squads."