The FA and Premier League are set for a clash over how many homegrown players they force clubs to field in a post-Brexit world.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: A detailed view of the Premier League logo is seen on an umbrella prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: A detailed view of the Premier League logo is seen on an umbrella prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The FA want to see the number of home-grown players in each matchday squad increased from eight to 13 while the Premier League are, unsurprisingly, against that idea.

The Premier League believe that while clubs in the lower echelons of the division are chock full of British players, they have no interest in producing players for that end of the table, according to a report in the Daily Mail on Saturday.

Daily Mail, 26 October 2019

They feel that players at that level are unlikely to win caps for England and, as such, will not do much to improve the league.

For what it’s worth, I’ve been saying for at least 18 months that I don’t think Brexit will actually happen and I’m still not seeing anything to change my mind on that.