While the long-term ramifications of the Brexit have yet to be truly unveiled, the short-term effects could provide a chance for Manchester United to land a player from Real Madrid.
According to the Metro, Britain’s exit from the European Union gives Real Madrid too many non-EU first-team players on the 25-man roster due to the presence of Gareth Bale (from Wales). The limit is three, which prior to the Brexit would have included Danilo (Brazil), James Rodriguez (Colombia) and Casemiro (Brazil).
As a result, Los Blancos will need to request an exemption from league officials to retain the four stars.
Should the exemption request be denied though, Manchester United – who have been linked by the Metro with a move for Rodriguez – could be in a position to pounce on one of the excess superstars.
Per the source, Danilo is considered the odd-man out, but manager Zinedine Zidane could be tempted to cash in on Rodriguez.
Danilo was acquired from Porto last season in a €31.5 million move. Rodriguez joined the year before in a transfer from AS Monaco.
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