Last transfer news Rangers deal for Jacobs hits stumbling block amid lawyer reveal breaking sport news
Premierleague-News.com - The Rangers hierarchy could face major hurdles in registering the signing of record-breaking youngster Francis Jacobs from Orange County
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! 1268173655">The Rangers legal team could face major hurdles in registering the signing of record-breaking youngster Francis Jacobs. That is according to sports lawyer Andrew Visnovsky, who suggested new Brexit laws could mean the deal being delayed by potentially two-and-a-half years. At the very least, the capture of Jacobs, 15, from second-tier US side Orange County is set to be postponed by four months until the summer window. The Athletic reported on Monday that Rangers have secured an agreement to sign the midfielder, who turns 16 in March. Jacobs has a UK passport but the transfer might not be completely straight forward due to new Brexit regulations. Writing on his personal Twitter account on Monday, Visnovsky said: “Jacobs won’t be able to transfer his registration to Scotland until the next transfer window after he turns 16 (so, the summer 2021 window), if not 18 (the summer 2023 window) at the earliest. (The EU transfer exemptions for minors no longer applies to the UK). Subscribe to Football Insider TV now “It was never an explicit exception in the RSTP (Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players) for players 16-18 who have citizenship in the destination country to be able to move, but pre-brexit FIFA allowed for 16-year-olds with EU/UK passports to move to Europe/the UK in recognition of the EU’s rights to work and reside.
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. (The EU transfer exemptions for minors no longer applies to the UK). https://t.co/1LB1LGpFvg
— Andrew Visnovsky (@AndrewVisnovsky) February 22, 2021
“I don’t know if FIFA would recognize that for the UK post-brexit, given they didn’t expressly address it in the changes to the RSTP. It’s extremely new territory.
“If having nationality of the destination country doesn’t automatically give you an exemption, the player and Rangers could apply to FIFA for a “limited minor exemption” to try to make it happen. Barring registration of a national could be a violation of UK law. Who knows!
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