Kara deal hits work permit snag

kara-mbodj-lionsAccording to the Sun on Sunday, West Ham’s bid for Senegalese centre half Kara Mbodj has hit a work permit snag. The tabloid claims that although the Hammers are prepared to pay Genk £4m for the defender,  the 25 year old can not get a work permit until August.

FA rules mean only players from the top 50 ranked nations are eligible for a work permit. Although Senegal are currently rated 36th in the world by FIFA but outside the top 50 using the FA’s two year average. That will change in a couple of months but West Ham may look elsewhere.





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11 comments on “Kara deal hits work permit snag

  1. These things get more complicated even if they’re true. How did we get Diafra and Cheik then,were they born in Europe?

  2. Maybe last summer Senegal were rated in the top 50 of this amazing FA two year average so it was easier.Perhaps they dropped out of it after we signed them.But i know nothing so am probably blowing it out of my derriere 😉

  3. You will find the answer you need on Pg23 of ‘How To Get A Work Permit For A Senegalese Footballer’ Quickdraw.I hope you find this helpful 😀

    • Haha thanks Ty,I’ll give it a look when I’ve finished reading ‘The BFS book of tactics’ I say book it’s more a small pamphlet really lol

  4. Sign him now loan him back to them until August then swap him with Nolan and Genk get it the great man for his last season and we get extra help from August,

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