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New rules for transfers announced

Given that the Brexit transition period is about to come to an end, and from January 1st players from EU countries will no longer be able to come and live and work in England as they please, new transfer rules have been announced by the FA, the Premier League and the EFL.

From January, players will require a Governing Body Exemption (GBE), which is a point based system based on criteria including the number of senior and youth appearances they have made; the quality of the selling club (based on factors such as the league in which they play, their league position and progress in continental competitions like the Champions League and the Europa League); and club appearances.

In addition, each club will be limited to signing three U21 players in the January window (upcoming), and a total of six per season in general.

English clubs will no longer be allowed to sign oversea players under the age of 18.

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