Premier League Clubs To Reduce Foreign Players Due To Brexit

With England officially out of the EU and while most of the UK celebrated Brexit, Premier League Clubs have been left pondering about how to deal with the aftermath.

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With England officially out of the EU and while most of the UK celebrated Brexit, Premier League Clubs have been left pondering about how to deal with the aftermath.
With England officially out of the EU and while most of the UK celebrated Brexit, Premier League Clubs have been left pondering about how to deal with the aftermath. Picture Courtesy Of Goal.com

With England officially out of the EU and while most of the UK celebrated Brexit, Premier League Clubs have been left pondering about how to deal with the aftermath.

The Football Association (FA) may finally get their way thanks to Brexit. The FA has for years been calling for the increase of local players in the  League club starting line up putting forward that teams have no more than 12 foreign players dropping from the current limit of 17.

The impact of Brexit will also be felt in the transfer market as it will now mean that nationals from EU countries such as Germany and France may now have to go through the same vigorous paperwork as non-Eu-Nationals to obtain a work permit to play in the Premier League.

The FA believes that by increasing the number of local talent in the  League, this exposure to top-flight football will help strengthen the national team. A theory greatly debated and rejected by the Premier League.

With England out of the EU, top flight clubs will be unable to recruit any foreign-based new talents into their youth academies as FIFA does not permit the transfer of minors between 16-18 years of age, across territories.

In 2016 , the BBC did a snap survey and found that 332 of foreign-based footballers playing in the Premier League and Scottish league at that time would not have qualified for work permits if England was not part of the EU at the time.

The effects of Brexit on the Premier League are still yet to be seen and will depend on what agreements are made between the UK and the rest of the EU in terms of trade and immigration policies.

All 20 clubs were originally in protest against Brexit as they knew quite well the negative impact it would have on the Premier League going into the future.

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