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Premier League Clubs Could Suffer In Transfer Window As Result Of Brexit, Expert Warns

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 27 / 16

British football clubs "could find it more difficult to buy summer targets" after the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union, an expert has warned, according to Keogh & Ornstein of the BBC. Salford University professor of sports enterprise Simon Chadwick said that transfer fees an...

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