According to The Daily Record, Brexit regulations could scupper Glasgow Rangers’ move for Juan Alegria.
Alegria deal potentially in danger
A move for the 18-year-old appears to be very close, with Alegria himself saying that an agreement between his current club FC Honka and the Ibrox outfit is being finalised.
However, Alegria is not a full international and therefore is unlikely to be eligible for a work permit until the new regulations are finalised. At the moment, there is no timeline as to when that will be confirmed.
Sign of the future
Alegria has four goals in ten games so far this term in Finland. It would be a crying shame if the Gers were to miss out on a promising young talent because of such a ruling.
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In the long-term, though, this is likely to just be a sign of the future. The new Brexit regulations means that work permits will be harder for players to obtain when they sign for British clubs, which is doubly hard for the likes of Rangers. They will be unable to attract top international performers anyway due to the prestige of the league, and now they could well miss out on these bargain signings. It remains to be seen whether the deal for Alegria does go through.
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