Such is the giant black cloud that is Brexit; no industry in the United Kingdom hasn’t been affected by it in some way.
Britain’s impending departure from the European Union is causing problems across numerous sectors, and even the football transfer market is feeling the repercussions.
While Brexit is yet to happen, it’s already something players have to consider when it comes to making a move. And that’s precisely what stopped Loren Morón from moving to either Cardiff of West Brom this summer, at least according to claims from Spain.
The striker was linked with both clubs during the transfer window, and we even covered a report that said the Real Betis striker had turned down a move to the Bluebirds on deadline day, although no reason for that decision was given at the time.
Diario de Sevilla provide the answer today, saying the 25-year-old turned down the chance to swap Spain for the UK this summer as he didn’t want to ‘tempt fate’ when it came to Brexit.
Entirely what his concern over Brexit was isn’t explained, although given how far-ranging it is, it really could have been anything.
Like Brexit, it seems negotiations to sell the striker to either Cardiff or West Brom were not exactly smooth anyway, with Diario explaining that Betis had been ‘frustrated’ in their attempts to get between €9-10m from Cardiff for the striker.
Things have worked out pretty well for the striker regardless, with him currently the joint top goalscorer in La Liga and the new darling of Betis.
Cardiff and West Brom, meanwhile, are probably cursing their luck that Brexit stopped them signing a striker they both desperately need this season.