Brexit: English football ripe for politically-driven sponsorships

15 March 2019

Middlesbrough - Riverside Stadium
Photo: Getty Images According to professor Simon Chadwick his hometown of Middlesbrough is an example of a city which could prove strategically interesting both to China and Qatar.

English clubs will attract further interest – and capital - from foreign countries and political institutions after the Brexit vote.

A few clubs are located in strategically important places, which puts them on the radar of foreign countries.

Brexit might force some clubs to look for revenue elsewhere, and foreign partners should be interested

Henrik Lønne

Financial instability post-Brexit would exacerbate demands from players for stable, euro-denominated pay-packages, pressuring club executives into finding new revenue streams, according to one UK academic.

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