QPR chief executive Lee Hoos thinks it won’t be so much about Europeans allowed into Britain if it votes to leave the European Union on Thursday - but how much they will cost in the future.
A Britain out of the Euro could see players from abroad costing more than previously, he says.
And whether the likes of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid would be allowed to play in Spain as easily as the frontierless state of things now is also up for debate.
“It could make it more difficult for freedom of workers, and it would really depend on his the rest of Europe reacted to a British exit,” the Rangers man added.
“How would that affect work permits? What’s the replacement for the EU if we’re out? It could really be a mess.
“I could see us allowing players in, we just don’t adhere to this, this and this.”
Brits like Bale, and David Beckham before him, might also find the Premier League the only horizon, according to Hoos.
“It would be about the country you’re going to rather than the one you leave,” Hoos said. “Economically, how would that affect the exchange rate mechanisms?
“The contract you get offered might not look as good as it might have been.”
Top players expect to be paid Netto. In other words, what they actually pocket rather than tax yet to be removed, and a Britain out of the exchange would see clubs having to pay over the odds for Europeans.
The Rs chief executive added: “Everyone expects to be paid Netto. Economically, it may not be as favourable for British clubs as it used to be.”