Is it a British quota or an English quota? And if it isn't an English quota why not if the object is to produce more players for the national team. I genuinely don't know. Or does the quota just mean players who have been through academy set ups here irrespective of nationality, such as Quina. I am ready to be enlightened by anyone's wisdom.
And if it's British (or English of course) Declan Rice won't count will he ?
I recall that every time the issue of ‘the quota’ was raised in the past, James Collins name was mentioned, so I assumed that it was British.
But it appears that I read that wrong.
All 20 Clubs must include eight Home Grown players out of a squad of 25 for that Premier League season.
A Home Grown player will be defined as one who, irrespective of his nationality
or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales
for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21).
Any youngster over the age of 19, we buy from a foreign club will never be eligible as home grown because he will not be able to fulfill the 3 years with the club, or English club, until his 21st .
They are now looking to change the rule, that the player needs to spend 36 months up to the age of 18. They are also looking at having 2 or 3 club trained players meaning only youngsters who have spent their entire youth training at the club are eligible, eg Noble