Premier League clubs fight for EU talent because Brexit means that teams will NOT be able to sign children under the age of 18 next year … with Manchester City and Tottenham accelerating interest in Red Bull Salzburg starlet
- Sportsmail reported Wednesday how Brexit will influence English academies
- Clubs may not sign foreign players under the age of 18 next year
- Teams are planning to increase their interest in a number of young players
- Red Bull Salzburg prodigy Luka Reischl is one of the players who is being followed
The transfer rules of English football after the Brexit force Premier League clubs this summer to fast movements for the best teenagers in Europe.
Sportsmail reported Wednesday how Brexit will influence the way English club academies work, particularly in the area of recruitment, and it is already starting to develop.
From January 1 next year, when clubs fall under FIFA rules and not EU law, they are not allowed to sign foreign players under the age of 18.
Luka Reischl (left) has a stunning record of 63 strikes in only 41 academy games in his career
As a result, clubs are planning to increase their interest in some of the continent’s best young players this summer. Red Bull Salzburg prodigy Luka Reischl is one of the players followed by a number of top clubs, including Tottenham and Manchester City.
The 16-year-old attacker is considered one of the most promising young people in Europe and is attracting a lot of interest.
Premier League games usually scout a young player for at least one season before deciding if they want to pursue their interest, but due to the upcoming rule change, Spurs and City are among the teams that need to make a faster decision over Reischl, who has scored 63 goals in 41 academy performances in Austria.
The post-Brexit transfer rules mean that English clubs interested in the Austrian Under-16 international must try to sign the teenager during the coming summer window or run the risk of missing the striker.
English clubs can of course return for Reischl, which could be available for just £ 2 million when he turns 18, but they realize that the striker can be much more expensive to sign at that stage.
Premier League clubs are bracing themselves for changes in current quota schemes