Premier League rejects FA plans for quota on foreign players post-Brexit

first_imgThe Premier League has rejected the Football Association’s plans to reduce the number of foreign players in the English top-flight after Brexit.It has been reported that the FA are pushing for a quota of 13 non-homegrown players per Premier League club even if Brexit doesn’t happen. MONEY BEST OF ADVICE 3 Kyle Walker, John Stones and Raheem Sterling with the Premier League trophy FA chief executive Martin Glenn has reportedly suggested a quote on foreign players The Premier League statement read: “We currently operate rules that limit the number of non-homegrown players clubs can have in senior squads, while also working with clubs to operate a world-leading player development system which delivers for England teams at every level.“This was demonstrated by the many Premier League club academy and senior players whom FA coaches moulded so well into Under-17 and Under-20 FIFA World Cup winners and men’s FIFA 2018 World Cup semi-finalists.“We approach this matter in the interests of British football as a whole and have held positive discussions with the EFL and the Scottish Professional Football League, who both agree that Brexit should not be used to weaken playing squads in British football, nor to harm clubs’ ability to sign international players. REVEALED no dice 3 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade The FA want to strengthen Gareth Southgate’s England side Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img But the English Football League and the Scottish Professional Football League are in agreement that Brexit should not be used “to weaken playing squads in British football, nor to harm clubs’ ability to sign international players”.The plan aims to maintain the Premier League’s current quality while offering more opportunities for homegrown talent, considering England-qualified starters are down to 30 per cent at a time when Gareth Southgate’s national team are on the rise.However, in a statement published on Wednesday evening, the Premier League said: “There is no evidence that stronger quotas than exist now would have a positive impact on national teams.”The FA, Premier League and EFL are involved in continuing dialogue after being tasked by government to formulate a collective view on policy. Latest Football News It is understood that the FA’s proposal over restricting the number of non-homegrown players was met by some initial resistance from top-flight clubs when it was brought up by chief executive Martin Glenn during last week’s Premier League shareholders’ meeting in London.Wednesday’s statement from the Premier League stressed a consensus for the status quo. Currently non-European players require Governing Body Endorsement, meaning a number of African, Asian and South American talents have failed to get work permits.The current Brexit no-deal solution would see GBE applied for European players as well. The system is run by the FA with Home Office approval and research shows 65 per cent of the Premier League’s current European players would not have made it through GBE. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow RANKED 3 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “The three league bodies also recognise that the development pathway for young British players needs to be further enhanced and are committed to finding ways of achieving this across all professional clubs.”The “global interest in the Premier League” and the “wider positive impact on the UK” of its continued success was also highlighted.“Our competition is watched in 189 countries, 700,000 visitors to the UK per season attend a match, clubs employ 12,000 full-time staff and Premier League football generates £3.3bn per season in taxes,” the Premier League statement added.“We have a positive working relationship with The FA and will continue to have constructive discussions with them, and other stakeholders.”last_img read more