Will Brexit Change the Premier League as We Know It?
As Brexit looms on the horizon, Premier League fans are bracing for impact. Will the competition we all know and love be changed forever?
With the UK still on track to complete its withdrawal from the European Union at the end of March next year, it’s becoming increasingly imperative for us to start thinking about how Brexit can potentially impact the English Premier League. If you’re among those who consider the English top flight’s fixtures the highlights of the European football scene, after all, you’ve likely already gotten wind of negotiations currently in the works that may result in some very drastic changes in both the rosters and signing strategies of our favorite EPL squads before too long. While the changes won’t necessarily result in less exciting football matches, they could lead to you backing entirely different clubs to score points.
Of course, it goes without saying that the UK leaving the EU will have a great many implications beyond the more far-reaching ones related to politics and international trade. As far as the EPL is concerned, however, the most worrying highlights of the changes are those that relate to how work permits are going to be handled once the divorce is official. Right now, clubs are allowed to freely sign any players they want from other countries in the European Economic Area, and it’s only when they start looking outside EEA that things become significantly more difficult. In the event that the UK government fails to reach an agreement with the ...
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