Sending youngsters on exchanges in other countries seems a fine idea.
A world away from stealing other countries' kids for our clubs.
I guess that could be a moral conundrum Stu, those of us of a certain age will acknowledge this as an issue.
However, one mans exploitation of talent is anothers' giving the best talent the greatest stage to execute and display their athletic gifts - hence the number of Plastic-Brits welcomed by the British Olympic team I guess.
It is as it as and will increase.
I remember once reading an interview article of Harry Rednapp when he was questioned about why he signed so many players of African origin and he said he found their desire to succeed equal to his immediate contemporaries in post-war London.
"When you and your family have truly been hungry you make sure you work harder to exploit those talents you have that take you away from that place".
Whether we as older codgers like it or not the smarter operators now will follow the money. Luckily perhaps, we'll enjoy priviledged memories of a different ethos?