The EPL will try to conduct reforms because of Brexit

The EPL will try to conduct reforms because of Brexit

The Telegraph reports that the English Premier League management will try to secure the tournament because of the upcoming withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. The tournament representatives reckon that the process will negatively reflect  on the EPL because of increase in the number of own footballers and the limit to purchase foreign players.

The tournament representatives are seeking a clear answer to the questions that will reveal: the purchase details for foreign players, namely the transfer amount and class of players; necessity to increase the number of own footballers. For now, a first team of the EPL clubs is required to include 8 own footballers out of 25 players; definition of the term “club own footballer”. What kind of players will be regarded as such, as the footballers who have spent three years in the academy until they turned 21 are considered as such; the cancellation of the limit to sign foreign players, which will make clubs competitive in the battle for young footballers.

Looking at the terms, the league management wants to discuss it is clear that the attempt to achieve permission to buy all players, who have reached the age of 18 is the priority. Politicians will try to take advantage of Brexit to increase the number of the English footballers in the EPL that will affect the competition of the English clubs with opponents in the Champions League and the Europa League and also reduce the level of the game.

This summer the transfer record was set by London Chelsea, which purchased Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for 80 million euros. The Spaniard also became the most expensive goalkeeper, having overtaken the transfer of Allison Becker to Liverpool for 62,5 million euros.