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Watford midfielder Guedioura has message for English football

Watford midfielder Adlene Guedioura believes the huge influx of foreign players into English football is spoiling the future of the national team.


Due to overpriced values of English players, more and more clubs are buying foreign talent, and Guedioura believes this is hampering the progress of English youth players.

"The percentage of English players in the Premier League is 33 or 35 per cent, I think, and it would be nice to have more. But something has to change," he claimed to The Express.

"When you compare U21 players here with those in France, Spain or Italy reserves there don't play in a league against other reserve teams. They play against older players from first teams and that makes them better.

"Here now they are always playing against U21 players and it is a huge gap for them to go into the PL. If they played against older players who are more experienced they would be ready for the battle. At the moment they are not."

Vyom Chaudhary
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