By Nathan Salt For Mailonline
Published: 18:35 GMT, 1 December 2020 | Updated: 18:43 GMT, 1 December 2020
The Football Association, Premier League and EFL have reached an agreement on a plan for player eligibility post-Brexit.
Sportsmail revealed last month that an agreement in principle had been reached on access to overseas talent for the January transfer window and the three bodies were awaiting Home Office sign-off.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
That confirmation arrived on Tuesday and in a joint-statement the FA, Premier League and EFL stated that clubs will no longer be able to sign players from the European Union freely.
Players from European Union countries will need to earn 15 points in a new eligibility ruling for transfers once Great Britain completes Brexit and leaves the EU at the start of next year
Players from EU countries will be required to gain a Governing Body Endorsement (GBE), which will work as a points-based system in place for non-EU players currently.
Players will need 15 points to come to the UK. When talks began, the Premier League had wanted that to be nine points while the FA, keen to increase the number of homegrown players, pushed for 18.
There are three criteria for senior and youth players which earns points for their application.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