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Brexit Could Lead To Aggressive EPL Spending, Former Barcelona Exec Predicts

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 29 / 16

Football finance expert Esteve Calzada said that the U.K.'s exit from the European Union could trigger an "aggressive summer of Premier League spending and increased transfer fees," according to Jefferson Lake of SKY SPORTS. The amount British clubs will pay to buy players from abroad "should i...

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