Tony Adams critical of foreign imports

Adams critical of foreign imports
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Former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams believes that the number of foreign players in the Premier League is having a bad effect on the national team.

Former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams has claimed that the amount of spending on foreign players in the Premier League is having a negative effect on the national team.

It was recently revealed that 90% of players purchased during the summer transfer window came from outside of England.

"I used to think that top-class foreign talent would have a positive effect on our young English players, that they would improve rubbing shoulders with them," Adams told The Telegraph. "However, the reverse has become true. It has had an adverse effect. Buying up all this foreign talent is like buying the England team a ticket to oblivion."

Adams won 66 caps for the Three Lions before announcing his international retirement in 2000.

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