Ginola calls for homegrown talent

David Ginola has warned English clubs they need to concentrate on home-grown talent.

Echoing new Football Association chairman Greg Dyke's recent comments, the former France international has voiced his fears over the lack of young players emerging from academies.

Dyke singled out both Newcastle, who signed five Frenchmen in January, and Sunderland, whose summer intake of 14 new faces included just one Englishman, for particular criticism.

If a club wants to buy 10, 12, 15 French players, or Spanish, or German, that's up to the club. The only concern is that they do well for the club.

It's not only Newcastle - most of the teams in England should have more English players. I've said that for many, many years.

It doesn't seem to be any different. Every year, you see more and more foreign signings. Clubs should concentrate more on bringing young English talent to the top teams and improving their academies with better coaches.

– Former Newcastle and Spurs midfielder David Ginola.

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