As Manchester City and Chelsea snap up young stars, do ‘home grown’ rules really help blood English talent?
One of England’s brightest young stars Patrick Roberts signed for Manchester City for around £8million this week after the former Fulham graduate made a superb start to his career in the Championship last season, catching the eye not just of Premier League scouts, but allegedly of PSG as well.
Such a young talent moving to one of the nation’s biggest clubs should be cause for celebration for England fans, who every year or so, seem to cite yet another bright young spark to be the next big thing and brand new hope for English football. After all, if Manchester City deem him good enough to spend £8million on him after just 19 league appearances then this kid must really be quality – fantastic! Bring on Russia 2018!
But as we all know, price...
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