The Football Association has threatened Premier League clubs that they are prepared to take action to prevent them signing non-international players from European Union countries.
They are looking for guarantees that homegrown players will be protected post-Brexit, and have said that they are prepared to support the widening of existing restrictions ion work permits.
The FA is required to submit its proposals to the UK government next week for how it intends to deal with transfers in January and have now used that opportunity to put more pressure on the Premier League.
The two bodies have been at odds for four years now as to the model of football in England post-Brexit. The Premier League would like the situation to continue as normal, as much as possible, but the FA, concerned with the development of the game in England, as well as the development of the national team, want to ensure that English players are not squeezed out by imports from abroad.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.