Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has claimed that the England national team would benefit from more players going abroad during their careers.
The Three Lions have not had a non-UK based player in a squad for a major tournament since David Beckham and Owen Hargreaves at the 2006 World Cup.
Guardiola cited Spain's international success with Premier League players, and told BBC Sport: "When they came back into the national team, they were stronger. They were better.
"They did very good things that helped Spanish football. Could that benefit the England team? I think that's true.
"I think it's a good experience to move to another country and see different realities to your own."
The 47-year-old also thinks the Premier League 2 competition, for Under-23 players, needs to be stronger.
"I think the Premier League is a wealthy league and maybe the English players prefer to stay," Guardiola added.
"For me, the most important thing is to make the second-team league stronger. Without that, it will be tough for the English national teams. That is my personal view."