The UK’s choice to leave the European Union could also have consequences for the Premier League, among other things. Now it may be difficult for players to obtain a work permit.
The FA has always had clear guidelines when granting work permits. In order for a player who does not come from an EU country to obtain a work permit, the player is currently required to have played a certain percentage of international matches for his or her country of origin in the past two years.
If the national team is among the top ten teams in the world, the player must have played at least 30 percent of the matches. For countries in positions 11 to 20, 45 percent applies, while countries 21 to 30 require 60 percent of matches.
The UK’s choice to leave the European Union now means these rules may apply to all players who do not hold a British passport.
– British clubs may have to buy big stars only from countries that occupy high positions in the world rankings. This results in increased wages and transfer fees when signing established players from EU countries.
– This also means that you could miss out on great talent, Babatunde Buraimo of the University of Liverpool tells the newspaper Telegraph Before voting.
There is no immediate change
Currently, according to The Telegraph, there are more than 100 players who do not meet the requirements. These include names such as N’Golo Kante, Dimitri Payet and Anthony Martial. None of these three were national team players when they moved to the Premier League last summer.
It has also previously been speculated that an exception could be made for footballers if the UK leaves the EU, and on Friday morning outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron offered a reassuring message, at least for the time being.
– For Britons living abroad as well as for EU citizens living in the UK, there will be no immediate changes, Cameron said.
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