What Brexit means for Premier League and Championship clubs – The Athletic

This January transfer window is the first in which English sides have had to navigate new post-Brexit rules governing the recruitment and transfer of players and backroom staff, as explained here.

But what difference is this making on the ground? Which clubs have changed their plans in light of the new legislation, which sides does it benefit, who saw it coming a mile off and who has had to have the most dramatic re-think?

The Athletic’s writers in the Premier League and Championship bring you a club-by-club guide to how Brexit has affected the team you care about…

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Arsenal — James McNicholas

As a club with a South American technical director, it is inevitable that Arsenal will look to take advantage of the new work permit regulations for players outside the EU. After parting ways with the vast majority of their scouting department in the summer, it was telling that their two South American scouts, Jonathan…


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