Column: Brexit seems like a major headache for English clubs – but Spanish, French and Portuguese clubs could be hurt too
13 June 2021
The new immigration rules post-Brexit were designed to help young homegrown British talent prosper. But the new rules will create a real hurdle for numerous clubs.
With many deals now prohibited and transfers also being scuppered by post-Brexit restrictions, it remains to be seen whether this will effect the Premier League’s pre-eminence.
Due to the new immigration rules after Brexit English clubs could be forced to search for talent in South America. Moreover signing these players may be much more straightforward than it was in the past.
If there’s increased competition from Britain in recruiting top talents from countries like Brazil and Argentina, will clubs elsewhere in Europe be able to compete?
With football clubs struggling to come to terms with the financial implications of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the 2020/2021-season’s January transfer window went down as one of the most uneventful on record.
Take the Premier League, for instance, where many of the world’s wealthiest clubs play their football. Here, despite the vast riches on display, even these super-wealthy clubs aren’t immune to the economic issues brought about by the pandemic, as England’s top flight recorded its lowest ever number of deals in a transfer window.
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