Premiership salary cap set to rise

Date published: September 15 2014

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According to reports in the English press, Premiership clubs will be allowed to recruit an additional marquee player next season.

According to reports in the English press, Premiership clubs will be allowed to recruit an additional marquee player ahead of the 2015-16 season.

The Times reports that in addition to the Premiership clubs have already agreed in principle to raising the ceiling of the salary cap, each club will now be allwed to sign an extra marquee player, whose wages fall outside the salary cap, although that play must be recruited for outside of England.

The additional marquee player does not necessarily have to be a 'foreigner' though, meaning the like of the Armitage brothers will be prime targets.

Clubs are set to have a an additional £500,000 available in the salary cap as it rises to £5.5m next term, marking a £1m increase in 24 months.

The move is aimed as strengthening English club's buying power in the post-World Cup rush for high-profile players.

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