How leaving the EU could alter player recruitment

24/06/2016  4 Comments  [Jump to last]
Britan's exit from the European Union will have important ramifications for the ability of clubs to cherry pick young talent from the Continent, as well as increase the need for work permits for other players not already established in their international teams.

Of Everton's current team, Gerard Deulofeu and Joel Robles would likely not have qualified for work authorisation had Britain not been in the EU and, as a financial expert tells Sky Sports, the likes of Romelu Lukaku would unlikely have been allowed to come to the Premier League at the age of 16 without significant allowances by the Department of Employment.

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Anto Byrne
1 Posted 24/06/2016 at 20:04:59
Good. Too many foreign players taking the place of homegrown talent.
Liu Weixian
2 Posted 25/06/2016 at 08:54:33
Brexit affects our league competitors as well. We have a good youth academy so we should do well compared to clubs which do not invest in youth development.
Thomas Surgenor
3 Posted 25/06/2016 at 09:35:07
I suspect we will see the rise of long lost grandmothers again. Much in the way Veron got reunited with his long lost Italian grandmother back in the late 90s allowing him to move to Seria A.
Terry Murphy
5 Posted 27/06/2016 at 03:26:35
This will surely be to the relative benefit of those clubs with an established high-quality youth academy – like Everton.

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