The transfer market is going to be changed after the English FA confirmed new limitations on signing EU players after Brexit.
This agreement between
, thePremier League
will be valid until the UK leaves the European Union on December 31.
The details of this agreement state that the Premier League clubs cannot sign players who are under age from the European Union.
Work permits are required for people over 18 and coaches.
will operate a points-based system, where points are scored for senior and talented young players based on:
• Senior and youth international appearances
• Quality of the selling club, based on the league they are in, league position, and progression in continental competition
• Club appearances, based on domestic league and continental competition minutes
“Players accumulating the requisite amount of points will earn a GBE automatically, while players just below the threshold may be considered for a GBE by an Exceptions Panel.
“The system meets the joint objectives of the Premier League, EFL and the FA allowing access to the best players and future talent for clubs, as well as safeguarding England teams, by ensuring opportunities for homegrown players.
“In the Premier League, the number of overseas U21 players a club can sign will be limited to three in the January transfer window and six per season moving forwards. This enables the recruitment of the best players from around the world to train and play together with homegrown talent. Under FIFA’s rules, the UK’s exit from the EU will also mean that clubs will not be able to sign players from overseas until they are 18.
“The leading football bodies have also agreed to work together to continue to improve the player pathway system.
“The agreement is in accordance with the Government’s required criteria and will come into effect when the UK leaves the European Union, in the new year. It will be implemented in the January 2021 transfer window and reviewed in full ahead of the summer 2021 transfer window.”