Which Post-Brexit Premier League signings need work permits via points-based system

Premier League teams will need to use a points-based system to make transfers after Brexit is completed.

The transition period will end this year, with new rules for businesses and citizens in the UK coming into force from January 1 2021.

And this will have an impact on the players that top teams can bring into the country from the EU.

Any signings brought in will need a work permit that is allocated on a points-based system.

This will put limits on the numbers of players between 18 and 21 years old that the top-flight sides can sign.

While there will be no under-18s allowed, which is how players such as Paul Pogba and Cesc Fabregas were signed for Manchester United and Arsenal.

The Premier League have agreed a post-Brexit transfer system with Boris Johnson’s government
(Image: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto)

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The permit will be called a Governing Body Endorsement (GBE), a system proposed by the FA, Premier League and EFL that was approved by the Home Office.

Points will be allocated to players looking to enter the UK based on:

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 competition minutes

Any player arriving from outside the UK, such as Kai Havertz to Chelsea, will need a work permit allocated on a points-based system
(Image: 2020 Chelsea FC)

Players accumulating the requisite amount of points will earn a GBE automatically, while players just below the threshold may be considered for a GBE by an Exceptions Panel.

Mark Bullingham, The FA’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Despite having different starting perspectives on how Brexit should impact football, this is another example of how the football authorities can work effectively together for the greater good of the game.

“We have a…


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