The Football Association announced that Premier League clubs will be barred from signing overseas under-18 players under new post-Brexit transfer rule.
The number of overseas U21 player a club is allowed to sign will be limited to 3 in the January transfer window and 6 per season moving forward.
The FA announced the news via a statement which read: “The FA , the Premier League and EFL have come together to agree a plan for entry requirements for overseas players post-Brexit.
The FA had kept fairly quiet regarding the effect of Brexit on football until now
“Football’s Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) proposal was submitted to the Government last month by the Football Association , as the governing body for football, and has now been approved by The Home Office.
“The criteria will provide the framework for Premier League and EFL clubs to sign overseas players when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) after 31 December 2020.
“Post-Brexit, clubs will not be able to sign players freely from the EU. Players from EU countries who want to play in the Premier League or EFL will be required to gain a GBE, like all other overseas players without the right to work in UK.
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