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Brexit XI: Premier League stars who could have been refused transfers

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With the United Kingdom set to leave the European Union, there are fears over the future of the Premier League. 

England's elite division has well and truly established itself as the leading league in world football over the course of the past 20 years, but what happens now?

Well, the Independent have offered us an insight; the newspaper suggests that without the freedom of movement from the European project, there could now be complications with the work permit process. 

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Indeed, players from the EU may now find it extremely difficult to secure a move to the Premier League. 

As non-EU citizens know only too well, they have to play a specific number of matches for their national side in order to qualify for a move to English soil. 

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Premier League to change 

It's safe to say that Brexit could completely change the dynamic of the league over the coming years. 

Which players, then, would have struggled to move to England if Brexit had taken its toll sooner. Well, the same report from the Independent has put together quite the Premier League XI. 

Brexit Premier League XI 

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

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