Concerns emerge about too many foreign players in Serie A

There are concerns at FIGC about the presence of too many foreign players in Serie A.

La Stampa have reported about this today, claiming that FIGC president Gabriele Gravina is concerned by the number of foreign players in the Italian top flight. They have witnessed the underlying trends recently, as only 31 percent of players who can be called up to the Italian national team played in the first game week of Serie A.

FIGC are looking to reserve this so-called ‘disastarous’ trend and one solution could be that the number of players eligible to play for Italy per team can be increased to 12. This would increase the number of Italian players per team and bring the percentage to over 50, which will help Roberto Mancini in increasing a selection pool.

The current rule states that the number of Italian players per squad of 25 have to be eight (maximum of four not being from the youth team) and this could now soon change.



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