Those rules are as follows: a player who has played at least 50 percent of international matches in the two years prior to the transfer will receive a work permit. Anyone who does not meet this requirement must obtain at least 24 points according to the new point system.
Eredivisie is a maximum of 5 points
There is already a difficult obstacle to overcome: the Dutch Eredivisie (both male and female) is classified in the so-called Band 2, in which a maximum of 5 points can be added. Band 1, for comparison, includes the Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, La Liga and Serie A.
So it won’t be easy for a talented young player from the Netherlands to move to England and win a dream transfer. At the same time, it also means that there is a good chance that good players will stay in the Netherlands. The KNVB says in response that it is still studying the rules and does not want to say too much about it.
What happens if a contract expires?
Playing in the Championship, the second tier of men’s football in England, presents similar problems. Salaries are good, which is why a change is popular. The following also applies here: existing contracts are honored, but what if the contract expires? For a contract extension or a new contract with another club, the player in question must suddenly comply with the new and more stringent requirements of the point system.
Take former PSV player Florian Jozefzoon. He will play at Rotherham this season through a rental agreement. The club still does not know what will happen next. “If we are happy with him and we want to offer him a contract, it would be a problem. But, to be honest, we have not analyzed it yet.”
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