The idiocy that is Brexit means the Premier League won’t have access to young talents like Cesc Fabregas, Gerard Pique and Eric Garcia. The English top-flight announced this week the measures they will put in place after the UK leaves the European Union, in 2021.
Lots of big sides around the continent can breathe a sigh of relief. Barca especially. Not longer ago than last summer did they lose Juan Larios and Marc Jurado to Man City and Man United respectively.
However now the English clubs will not be able to sign players from abroad who are under 18 years old.
“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,” said the FA in a statement.
They also cannot bring in more than six U21 players per season. They will have a maximum of three in each transfer window.