This morning the world got the news of the British people voting for Brexit. 51.9 % against 48.1 % voted for England to leave the EU. But what will the EU referendum mean for the Premier League?
At the moment it wont change anything, but in a couple of years there could be a lot of problems for Premier League clubs buying foreign players. Currently it is very easy for a club in the Premier League to buy a EU resident, but in a couple of years it can be very difficult for non EU players to get a workpermit in the UK and thereby not be allowed to work in the country (Play football)
A reserach has showed that currently 108 players in the Premier League, would NOT have been able to sign with a Premier League club, if Great Britain wasn't a part of the EU when they signed their contract. Some of those har big names, infact the most expensive teenager in football history, Anthony Martial whould not have been able to leave Monaco for Manchester United, if the UK wasn't a part of EU.
Other big names is French superstar Dimitri Payet and not to forget, N'Golo Kante, who certainly has been one of the biggest reasons why Leicester City ended up winning the Premier League. All these players could not have been part of the Premier League, if the UK wasn't a part of EU.
So. What does this mean in the future. They players obviously doesn't need to leave their clubs and travel back home. The players in the UK now can stay there, but in the future the demands of getting a work permit in the UK will be much harder.
The rules for non EU residents to get a work-permit in England.
* A player from a top 10 nation on FIFA's world ranking must have played at least 30 % of international caps in the last 2 years.
* A player from a top 11-20 on FIFA's world ranking must have played at least 45 % of the international caps in the last 2 years.
* A player from a top 21-30 nation on FIFA's world ranking must have played at least 60 % of international caps in the last 2 years.
* A player from a top 31-50 nation on FIFA's world ranking most have played at least 75 % of international caps in the last two years.
Neither of Dimitri Payet, Anothony Martial or N'Golo Kante had played 30 % of international matches for France in the last two years, and they could not have signed with any club in the UK, if England wasn't part of the EU before.
It whould have been hardest for Manchester United, because 18 of their goals this season came from players who couldn't have got a work-permit in the UK.
All 20 Premier League clubs was for REMAIN - What is your opinion on this topic?