Brexit also has far-reaching consequences for the world of sport, especially football

These rules are as follows: A player who has played at least 50% of international matches in the two years prior to the transfer will receive a work permit. Anyone who does not meet this requirement must score at least 24 points under the new points system.

Eredivisie max 5 points

There is indeed an obstacle that is difficult to overcome: the Dutch Eredivisie (for men and women) is classified in the so-called band 2, where a maximum of 5 points can be obtained. Scope 1, for comparison, includes the English Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, La Liga and Serie A.

So it will not be easy as a talented young player from Holland to move to England and earn a dream transfer. At the same time, it also means that there is a good chance that the good players will remain in the Netherlands. KNVB says in its response that it is still studying the rules and does not want to talk too much about it.

What if the contract expires?

Playing in the tournament, England’s second tier of men’s football, poses similar problems. Salaries are good, which is why Switch is so popular. The following also applies here: Existing contracts are respected, but what if the contract expires? To extend the contract or a new contract with another club, the player in question must suddenly meet the new, more stringent requirements of the points system.

Take former PSV Eindhoven player Florian Josephzon. He plays this season by renting a building in Rotherham. The club does not yet know what will happen next. “If we were happy with him and wanted to offer him a contract, that would really be a problem. But frankly, we haven’t looked at it yet.”

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