As the British government greatly eased the standards for work permits (work permits) for foreign players, the way for Korean Europeans and Korean players playing in the domestic league to enter England was wide open.
The English Football Association (FA) said on the 14th (local time),메이저사이트 “The Home Office has approved the new GBE (Governing Body Endorsement) criteria for international player visas valid from the opening day of the June transfer window (June 14). While the main points-based system remains mostly intact, the FA has designed a new solution that provides additional access (transfers) to outstanding ‘talent’ abroad that falls outside the current GBE criteria. We have designed progressive solutions to create new models that can do this.”
The FA said, “With this change, clubs in the English leagues can sign multiple players who do not currently meet the point requirement. 3rd division) and League 2 (4th division) teams can have up to two players. This solution is to support both the development of England’s national players and the club’s recruitment of foreign players.” He said that the number of players recruited from overseas could be increased in the future.
In the meantime, it was evaluated that it was difficult to obtain a British work permit even for national team players. Existing work permits are based on the original team (Korea Football Association FIFA ranking) and the level of the affiliated league (the affiliated team’s final ranking in the previous season) and the player’s playing experience in the affiliated team (player’s league game playing time ratio, player’s playing time in intercontinental competitions). ) It was necessary to obtain a certain score in the judging criteria of national team participation history (intercontinental competition performance, intercontinental competition participation time). As a representative of a country within the top 50 of the FIFA rankings, he had to play at a certain level or higher. The FIFA rankings 1-10 are over 30%, 11-20 are over 45%, 21-30 are over 60%, and 31-50 are over 75%.
Park Ji-seong, ‘Haebeoji’, the current technical director of Jeonbuk, was eliminated in the first screening when he joined Manchester United in 2005. This is because the EPL work permit issuance requirement, ‘75% participation in A matches (national competitions) in the last two years’ was not observed. At the time, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson attended the British Immigration Commission in person and secured the signing while guaranteeing the club level.
As such, it was not easy to advance to the Premier League unless you were a ‘fixed national team player who plays as a starting player in the big league’. Teams at the bottom of the EPL had a hard time sourcing prospects and cost-effective players due to Brexit. Promising players from Europe, Asia, South America and Africa headed to rival leagues such as Italy, France and Spain.
The new GBE standard is expected to lower the barrier to entry into the Premier League or Championship. From England’s point of view, Korean prospects who play in the K-League, a periphery, are also worthy of trying to advance to England. It is presumed that these new work permit standards have played a role in the confirmation of Kim Ji-soo, who plays in Seongnam for the semifinals of the U-20 World Cup, joining the Premier League club Brentford (Sports Chosun Exclusive Report on June 15). Kim Ji-soo has no national team career, and his league appearances this season are only one.
It is likely that active national team players such as Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk), who announced that they will re-enter Europe this summer, will go directly to England without going through neighboring leagues.