Middlesbrough boss Southgate: We must halt the foreign invasion of the Premiership

He said: “Foreign signings are a fact of life because this is a global league.

“English lads are no longer just fighting with lads from Ireland, Scotland or Wales like it was historically.

“Now you can bring in the best talent from around the world, so it’s a tough challenge for young players from this country. But they’ve got to make sure they embrace that challenge.”