- Jun 1, 2008
My immediate comment to that would be - I don't think the clubs deliberately try to sign poor foreign players Well maybe Newcastle but ...
That's the current system for foreigners, no? But I think it cuts us off from young players who are superstars that we want to scout early. Clubs should fight the FA for that, it puts us at a disadvantage for European talents, and it will cost us a shitload of money to get them now once they have "proven" their value. And then, we will start losing competition due to a lack of quality.From reading the article it insinuates that international football contributions will be taken into consideration somehow?
But we all knew that would happen when they decided Brexit means Brexit. They talked about keeping the EPL safe... it turns out, the EPL would not be safe. I just dislike those things.Some manager will be thrilled by this. It means he'll get his Grealish and his Sancho + he won't look silly on spending 80m on a CB with zero pace.
Seriously this is going to cripple EPL football badly. It's already silly that EPL clubs can barely sign young SA players. If they extend it to European players as well then they can slowly start kissing their chances of winning the CL good bye.
To be honest, the only question for us is: how do we keep getting the Amad Diallo in the future?So a couple of big takeaways:
1. The FA want to increase the number of non-EU players by 500%
2. The FA want to stop the Chelsea model of buy-and-loan cheap imports (the Premier League want this strategy to remain possible)
Those teams you mention normally purchase players that are or close to the finished article anyway or get the best young players from their respective countries.Actually it would benefit the likes of Bayern, Real, Barcelona and Juventus who can snap that talent on the cheap as the selling club can never sell him into the EPL. Thus while Chelsea, Manchester United and co would be throwing silly money on Longstaff these clubs will be able to sign the likes of Camavinga and Aouar on the cheap.
If international appearances count then these players would simply not qualify. I get that the UK hates the EU. However they could slightly raise the bar for EU young players while significantly lower those for SA/Asian/African players. Thus making it easier for clubs to sign young players from there. Competition is a good thing. The EPL had benefited greatly from it.Those teams you mention normally purchase players that are or close to the finished article anyway or get the best young players from their respective countries.
What does that have to do with anything?Aouar costs as much as Longstaff was rated last year.
If its down to international appearances then I very much doubt it. Also what's wrong in signing Under 18s who can add quality to the side? We did so with Pogba, TFM, Chong and Rossi. Competition is a good thing even at youth level. Local kids would be able to grow up and work with some of the best young talents in the world which is a good thing. Youth academy also depends heavily on spotting and producing top youth talent. Sure some won't make it but those who don't make it with the club can be sold for a profit thus keeping the youth academy going from a financial perspective which in turn allow clubs to invest big money in their academy. United had lost the opportunity to sign Essien as a kid because of xenophobic WP rules. How could that possibly be translated into a good thing?What does that have to do with anything?
The actual point you were trying to make is wrong. Premier League clubs will have as much chance of signing those two players as they have now. Like Cherki they chose to develop in a smaller league because it’s better for their development. The big issue will be signing under 18s with no first team experience. Those rarely translate into first team players of worth to us. It will affect City and Chelsea mostly as they bring these players in to play football manager with them and increase their bottom line.
The positives are that it would increase the likelihood of those players staying in their home league and economically benefitting the clubs that put the most years into devolving them. It could also benefit smaller European leagues economically too. The current EU rules actually benefit the bigger European clubs and have played a part in closing off the top table of European football because smaller clubs struggle to hold on to their talent. You call it xenophobic buts it’s purely capitalist in effect with significant negatives for competition.If its down to international appearances then I very much doubt it. Also what's wrong in signing Under 18s who can add quality to the side? We did so with Pogba and Rossi. Competition is a good thing even at youth level. Youth academy depends on producing top youth talent. Even if they don't make it with the club they can be sold for a profit thus keeping the youth academy going from a financial perspective. United had lost the opportunity to sign Essien as a kid because of xenophobic WP rules. How could that possibly be translated into a good thing?
Players need three things to make it ie talent, attitude and the right coaches/infrastructure around him. Remove one of that and he'll probably won't make it. Kids playing in smaller European Leagues need to leave the country to develop. I know the people who coached Pieta when young Bojinov stepped in and that's the advice they gave him from day 1. Pieta simply lacked the infrastructure, the facilities and the quality coaches needed to develop a boy to the levels he deserved to be playing in. Later on he thanked the club for sending him to Lecce which kickstarted a fantastic career for him.The positives are that it would increase the likelihood of those players staying in their home league and economically benefitting the clubs that put the most years into devolving them. It could also benefit smaller European leagues economically too. The current EU rules actually benefit the bigger European clubs and have played a part in closing off the top table of European football because smaller clubs struggle to hold on to their talent. You call it xenophobic buts it’s purely capitalist in effect with significant negatives for competition.
There will be ways round it I‘d imagine, like arranging jobs for the parents of really talented players. It will mostly stop the stockpiling of young foreign players by clubs like City and Chelsea.
Indeed. The FA trying to wrest back power after the horse has bolted, won 14 consecutive grand nationals and then spent 10 years shagging in a field.Do you really think the PL would accept this? The FA can propose whatever they want, their competition has become largely irrelevant. The PL won’t kill the gift that keeps on giving by not siphoning talent from all over Europe as they see fit.
Obviously there would be exceptional players who would be allowed to get a permit. Seems the pc squad are out in force here, trying to make a race issue. There’s already numerous rules and regulations that clubs get around regardless. A special talent will still get into the premier league, it’s always been that way, but now they’re just making it an equal playing field for EU and none EU players, as it won’t be restricting their rights Under EU laws.No wonder United signed Pellistri and prioritized a few other youth players this summer. No chance of unearthing hidden gems after this.
I think long term this will result in clubs in other parts of Europe ending up with some really good talents without having to deal with competition from the Premier League.
I'm not sure Clarke has really understood what the trend has been since Brexit. Its seen immigration stay roughly the same overall but with less from European countries and far more from countries around the world. I expect this trend to continue in 2021 onwards too, delighting both the Brexiteers who voted for racist reasons and the remainers who have caricatured all Brexiteers as knuckle dragging racists."As with every other sector in the UK, Brexit means it will be more difficult to recruit internationally. The Government has been clear that they expect all sectors to follow these principles and football will not be afforded an exemption."
Time to revisit this topic?
I’ve read that this coming summer window will be the last chance to easily sign young EU players
The governing body sees Brexit as an opportunity to promote young English talent, with clubs potentially unable to sign players under the age of 18 from EU countries once the transition period ends.