Manchester City’s transfer plans will be affected drastically by a major post-Brexit rule change.
The new rules which would be put in place post-Brexit will restrict the number of overseas U-21 signings in January to 3. Only 6 signings will be allowed per season.
The Football Association, Premier League, EFL have agreed a framework with the Home Office for EU players to move to English football on a points basis decided by a Governing Body Endorsement panel.
The statement by the Football Association says:
“The FA, the Premier League and EFL have come together to agree a plan for entry requirements for overseas players post Brexit.
“Football’s Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) proposal was submitted to the Government last month by the FA, as the governing body for football, and has now been approved by The Home Office.
“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 the UK.”
The new rules will make it difficult for any club in England to acquire players from the European Union in a Brexit world.
These rules would also make it difficult for City to continue their youth oriented footballing system.
Manchester City are very active in youth scouting networks. The City Football Group(CFG) are committed to acquiring some of the best talents in the world.
From now on, Every signing outside of UK will also be required to obtain a GBE, without which they will not be given permission to play in England.
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