Bale adds a problem

Bale adds a problem

The Real Madrid has encountered a added problem in order to plan the template. Bale occupies a non-community place this season. It does so by virtue of interpretation agreement (You can read it in full at this link) to which the Federation with the union AFE and LaLiga. It was an agreement signed in extremis, Announced December 31, 2020, when Brexit became effective and elite athletes participating in professional competitions were left in a kind of limbo, at the expense of reaching a most comprehensive agreement between own European Union and the United Kingdom. In that agreement that was reached between Federation, League and AFE it was allowed that they will not occupy a place of non-community members affected footballers (in reality they are only Bale Y Trippier the British what they play in LaLiga) during the second part of last season (2020-21). But, yes they will already in the 2021-22 season.

East newspaper could confirm the validity of said agreement, which implies that Bale and Trippier they already occupy a place of extra-community for the Federation and LaLiga. AFE, however, he did another interpretation of the text: “New contracts or modifications such as renewal, would occupy a non-community position …”. It follows that those who already they were booked from before, What Bale and Trippier, they wouldn’t. Either way, the affected clubs already count on those players will occupy non-community square Although, yes, they aspire to a new agreement that allows them to participate in LaLiga without that condition, understanding that both were signed before Brexit came into force.

That signed agreement between Federation, LaLiga and AFE had to be elevated to the Higher Sports Council, which could extend the moratorium until the end of the contracts of the affected players with their clubs (and who had been registered before Brexit). In this sense, CSD sources assured AS that there has been no such extension of the transitional period (half of last season) so that the British players have community status until their current contracts expire, but they are open, provided that the legal framework allows it, to study it if there is consensus between the three parties that signed the previous agreement (Liga, RFEF and AFE). Atlético and Real Madrid still have that option open …

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The particular case of Bale and Madrid.

In the case of Madrid, that Bale take place of extra-community is a problem. The rule says that there can only be three on staff (and that all three can act simultaneously in the field). Besides Bale, who charges 15 million euros net per year and that, according to his surroundings to this newspaper, he will wear “safe” white this season, there are three players important no european passport. They are Vinicius, Rodrygo and Militao. If the norm does not change, to register Bale in LaLiga, one of them will not be able to play the championship. There are two others non-europeansHow are the Japanese Kubo and the brazilian Reinier, who will be loaned safely and do not enter the equation.

Of the three Brazilians affected is Vinicius is the one closest to obtaining dual citizenship (the Spanish, in addition to the Brazilian), with which I would stop occupying a foreigner position, but they assure from their environment that the administrative problems caused by the pandemic have delayed the procedures and that his situation will hardly be resolved in the coming months. Spanish law says that to start the process you must have been working continuously in the country for at least two years.

The Madrid you have the option of look for alternatives in the event that, indeed, Bale ends up occupying a non-community position and the procedure to obtain the dual nationality of Vinicius is lengthened. There is a feasible one, and that is to register Rodrygo (less used than Vinicius and Militao) with Castilla. In this way, Ancelotti could have it on hand so that play the Cup and the Super Cup (neither of these two competitions is professional) and also the Champions. The European competition does not contemplate this maximum quota of three non-EU citizens, but rather imposes other restrictions such as that a certain number of players who have left the quarry or are nationals must be registered for each team. In this option, that Rodrygo was registered with Castilla, he could not play the league championship until Vinicius obtained dual nationality and leave that square free.

Extract from RFEF circular 50 after Brexit

The Royal Spanish Football Federation wishes to inform about the interpretive agreement reached with AFE and LaLiga in relation to the situation of footballers with nationality of the United Kingdom as a result of the departure of said State from the European Union as of January 1, 2019. 2021 and taking into account the absence of a specific agreement adopted in the framework of Brexit for the regulation of the situation of professional athletes for this purpose.

In this sense, it is reported that the agreement reached with AFE and LaLiga deals with the following points:

1. Footballers with nationality of the United Kingdom who are registered as of January 1, 2021 will be considered for the purposes of registration, maximum allowed quotas and possibility of alignment, as non-EU.

two. On a temporary basis, the community status with which the 2020-2021 season began will be maintained for all those footballers with United Kingdom nationality who, as of December 31, 2020, have signed a contract and issued a valid license with an affiliated club to professional categories, for the purposes of the maximum number of registrations allowed and the possibility of line-up in matches of these categories, until the end of the 2020-2021 season. This transience will also be applicable to footballers registered in dependent teams or in teams of affiliated clubs of the previous ones.

3. Finally, it is agreed to raise the agreement reached between the three institutions to the Higher Sports Council in order for this body to show its compliance with the adjustment to the current national legislation and applicable to that effect and, in order that, in its In this case, it can extend its effects until the current expiration date of the contracts of the affected players, but without the possibility of extension due to extensions or extensions of these.


December 31, 2020