Football: Clubs

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 9th February 2018.

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Photo of Lord Pendry Lord Pendry Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made on the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on the transfer of soccer players between clubs in the UK and the EU.

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The Government recognises the contribution that international talent makes to UK sport. We are in continuing discussions with the Football Association, Premier League and English Football League to better understand the potential impacts and opportunities that our exit from the EU may bring for football, including in relation to changes to freedom of movement.

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