As everybody and their mother knows by now, the English have voted in favor of leaving the European Union (Brexit), a vote that could have major consequences on the Premier League. Till now, players from EU countries were able to work freely, without prior work permit on English soil, but it will not be the case from now on because of UK’s vote to leave EU.
According to the current laws, even the European players will have to obtain a work permit to play for English clubs. And the conditions for obtaining the permit are quite drastic to say the least.
Maybe the laws get reformed in the future, but there’s no doubt that Premier League would have lacked some serious quality had Brexit come to effect last season.
The signings of players such as Kante, Martial, Virgil van Dijk, Gianelli Imbula, Kevin Wimmer etc would never have seen the light of the day.
Which takes us to our poll below! Choose the player you think whose quality would have been missed the most had he not been able to sign due to Brexit.
Buenos Aires based TyC Sports went backstage after Argentina’s 4-0 win over USA in the semi-final of the ongoing 2016 Copa America.
The purpose was to interview Lionel Messi but before that, the TV channel made the Barcelona star relive the crazy commentary during his brilliant free kick goal in the match.
Messi let out a cheeky smile when the announcer declared his love for football after watching the goal. Check out the reaction below!
On international duty with Sweden for the ongoing European Championships, Zlatan Ibrahimovic spoke about Roy Keane’s comments that he could have a Cantona-esque effect at Manchester United.
The PSG man, who has been heavily linked to front Jose Mourinho’s new look Man Utd next season spoke about the comparison during Sweden’s press conference before the Republic of Ireland game.
Check out Zlatan’s response below!
Zlatan said: “I take it as a compliment because if a player like Roy Keane speaks he knows what he’s talking about, he has been in the game.”
“For me, with Manchester, there is nothing to say. I feel happy for the moment.”
“What the future will be, you will know soon. But I enjoy football. Wherever I go I will be the same person and I will enjoy. Let’s see what happens.”
New Liverpool signing Loris Karius is turning on the heat in Miami!
The Reds goalkeeper, who seems to be spending his time in USA following his transfer from FSV Mainz 05, uploaded a video of himself topless, dunking basketballs while listening to Drake on his Instagram.
One for the ladies, check out the hoop skills from the new Liverpool goalkeeper below!
The Germany U21 international became Liverpool’s first signing of the summer after agreeing a long-term deal back in May.
Quite blatant and not exactly the classiest of moves from Moussa Sissoko, as the Frenchman’s recent social media activity reeks of desperation to leave Newcastle.
Sissoko took to his Twitter earlier today and retweeted an article about himself wanting to leave Newcastle United. The move on social media came after the midfielder’s exclusive interview with France based football transfers news website Foot Mercato.
Check out the screengrab of his Twitter activity below.
The France international, who joined the Magpies from Ligue 1 outfit Toulouse in 2013, opened up about his desire to leave the now-relegated Newcastle United during the upcoming transfer window.
Newcastle fans would have probably understood the midfielder’s desire to not play in the second tier i.e. Championship, as there are obvious disadvantages of getting relegated from the Premier League.
But Sissoko’s comments on joining Arsenal and labeling them as ‘beautiful’ is bound to be not taken lightly by the Geordies.
Marc Wilmots came up with a brilliant method to get the attention of Marouane Fellaini during Belgium’s 3-2 friendly win against Norway last night.
Extremely funny clip, watch it below!
Liverpool could be major attraction for a lot of quality players in the future if the following pie chart (seen below) is to be believed!
According to a poll on Germany’s sports magazine Kicker, a large number of Bundesliga players would prefer to play for Liverpool in the Premier League.
The Reds were preferred ahead of other English giants such as Arsenal and Manchester United.
In fact, Barcelona, Real Madrid & Bayern Munich were the only clubs to have garnered more interest ahead of Liverpool in the poll.
Check out the full results below!
First picture of Everton’s supposed third kit for 2016/17 has leaked online and it’s quite handful.
Fluorescent orange in colour, the kit is very reminiscent of the Dutch national jersey, just like their rumored to be next boss.
Check it out below!
Manchester United forward Anthony Martial came off he bench during France’s 3-0 win last night and absolutely terrorsied the Scottish defence to bits with his pace & footwork.
Check out the compilation of Martial’s skills & passes from the game below!
NUFC midfielder Gini Wijnaldum struck his 2nd goal in as many games as Netherlands took a 2-0 lead against Austria.
Watch it below!