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I don't understand the work permit process.I always thought that if you were an overseas person , to get a work permit you needed to have a job in England,or anywhere.Why are footballers different?
According to the parliament.uk website, the following applies to non-European nationals:
" Sportspeople applying for work permits should be people who are internationally established at the highest level, and whose employment will make a significant contribution to that particular sport in Great Britain at the highest level".
So getting a few games under his belt for Angola will be pretty useful.
Interestingly Arsenal were accused of bending the above rules by getting smaller clubs in Europe to take on African players, get their work permits sorted after a while based on number of appearances, and then to ship them onto Arsenal - allegedly!!
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Not that I want to stick up for Arsene "I think English players are crap" Wenger, why is this against the rules ?. Isn't it what we are doing with Brugge, and now sporting and panathanikos it seems. Or are we both breaking them ?.
Queiroz is our answer to the Wenger "cheap African players via France" strategy. It's starting to look like the Portuguese empire has just as much to offer as the French, or the Spanish.