Gareth Bale’s return to Real Madrid this summer has caused problems for the club as they now have to choose between Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo and Eder Militao due to a recent rule change regarding non-European Union players.
Of under the restrictions of the Spanish Football Federation, only three players from outside the European Union are allowed to be entered in each team.
Since Great Britain left the EU after the transition period until December 31, 2020, the Spanish Football Association has reached an agreement with the clubs allowing British players to retain their European status until the end of last season.
However, according to Spanish newspaper AS, with those decisions now lifted, British players such as Bale at Real Madrid and Kieran Trippier at Atletico have now caused significant squad registration problems for the Madrid giants since they occupied officially a place outside the EU. .
Some South American players are exempt from these regulations because there is a rule that they can acquire Spanish citizenship after living in the country for at least two years, allowing Real’s Casemiro and Atletico’s Luis Suarez and Angel Correa to be registered as an EU team. member.
Real Madrid players Vinicius, Rodrygo and Militao are still waiting for their candidacy to be accepted by the federation.
Real have other non-European players such as Takefusa Kubo and Reinier, but this will be resolved by sacking the players on loan and therefore excluding them from the squad.
Although Rodrygo, who joined Los Blancos for € 45m in 2019, could be sent to the reserve side of Real who play in Spain’s third division, which would mean he would only be allowed to play. in the Champions League.
For Atletico, as Manchester United’s interest in Trippier continued throughout the summer, reports suggest the club are waiting for this to be resolved before making decisions on squad roster .