Since 2000, Lionel Messi has proudly worn the FC Barcelona jersey. And his adventure with the Catalan club is not over yet. Especially since the Premier League may soon be inaccessible to him.
Pulga has no fond memories of his recent trips to England. After a complicated match at Manchester United, where he suffered a bloody nose following a shock with Smalling, Messi had then suffered a terrible disillusionment on the lawn of Liverpool (0-4), in the latest edition of the Champions League. Meetings that were ultimately his last on English soil? It is possible. Sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax evasion by the Spanish courts, the Argentine superstar can move freely in the EU thanks to his Spanish-Argentine passport. But if the UK validates Brexit by January 31, 2020, Messi could be banned from staying in England. Anyway, this is what Andrew Osbourne explains.
"If you are not an EU citizen and a conviction or prison sentence, even a suspended sentence, is imposed on you, you will not be allowed to come to the UK. After Brexit, therefore, Messi may no longer be able to enter. in the UK because he wants to be treated as a third-country national., confesses to law firm Lewis Silkin at The Sun. A new regulatory point that may well upset the teams in the Champions League, though nothing has been done yet with this Brexit and that some stars, such as Messi, can still use the Home Office exemption. . Meanwhile, the Ballon & # 39 winner is not ready to be transferred to a Premier League club. The consequences of Brexit on the Champions League, it can therefore be concrete and even very quickly dependent on Monday's draw.