Rogers receives work permit to join Leeds

Rogers receives work permit to join Leeds

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Rogers receives work permit to join Leeds



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Robbie Rogers' move to Leeds United has not yet been completed, but the move seems all but done after Rogers was approved for a work permit.

Not having played the required amount of games for the U.S. men's national team, Rogers qualified for a work permit on special dispensation. All that remains in his way from joining the club is more paperwork, as he now needs a visa and international clearance, though they seem formalities at this point.

Once that final paperwork is completed, Rogers will go directly into Leeds' first-team plans. He reportedly already agreed to an 18-month contract, with the club having an option at the end of it for an additional year.

The news of Rogers' work permit approval could bode well for fellow U.S. internationals Tim Ream and Edson Buddle. Both could soon be on the move to clubs in England, though they will likely need to go through the same process to receive work permits.

What do you think of this development? Ready to buy your Rogers Leeds jersey? Do you see Tim Ream and Edson Buddle getting work permits in the near future, too? 

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