Greg Dyke calls for reforms to 'chaotic' transfer system

FA chairman Greg Dyke drafts proposals to cut the number of non-EU players in England by around 50%.

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has called for reforms to the transfer system in English football to create more opportunities for homegrown talent.

The executive branded the current setup as "chaotic", and has drafted proposals to reduce the number of non-EU players plying their trade in England by around 50%.

"The present system is chaotic," he told BBC Sport. "There are mediocre players that come and take squad places - those could be filled by young English players.

He added: "I think what we hope will happen is roughly half the number of players that are now coming from outside the EU won't be able to get in here.

"It's not vast numbers. But if you think 30-a-year won't come, won't be in squads, it means places for English kids in the squads."

Dyke has sent his proposals to the Premier League, the Football League and the players' and managers' unions with a view to implementing them as soon as next season.

FA Chairman Greg Dyke during a media conference on September 4, 2013
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