Richard Masters believes Brazilian players resolution could be reached soon
Leeds United could benefit after Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters has reassured the clubs of reaching a resolution.
According to The Times, Brazil’s FA invoked a FIFA rule stopping eight of their players, including Raphinha, from playing in the Premier League for a period estimated to be in the range of five and 10 days.
However, per The Daily Mail’s Mike Keegan, Masters believes a resolution could be reached before this weekend’s matches.
Via his personal Twitter account, he wrote, “Chief exec Richard Masters has written to PL clubs today to say a resolution could be reached over the 11 banned non-travelling players before this weekend’s games.
“Means likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, City, United and Leeds may all benefit.”
In Keegan’s Daily Mail article, he claims that a resolution is expected by Thursday morning at the very latest, which is good news for Leeds.
Since moving to Elland Road last summer, Raphinha has been one of the Whites’ best players and Marcelo Bielsa would be fuming if he misses out on his services for one of the toughest games of the season against Liverpool.
Given how the Reds play, Leeds would be looking to hit them on the counter, and would rely a great deal on the Brazilian’s skills and movement in the final third.
He’s also one who takes the goal scoring burden off of Patrick Bamford’s shoulders and we’re hoping that FIFA makes the correct decision in this case.
The players must not be punished for no fault of their own and it’s not just the Premier League clubs that will be suffering from this as other leagues have also written to FIFA demanding answers.
All eyes will be on social media to see what Masters says as we’re expecting him to at least release a statement if not a final announcement by the end of the day.
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