FA proposes more overseas signings if English players are rewarded | Football

The Football Association has floated an innovative plan that would allow Premier League and lower-league clubs to sign more overseas players in exchange for providing greater time on the pitch for English talent.

Since Brexit, all signings from abroad are subject to the FA’s Governing Body Endorsement (GBE), which means players get a visa only if they have played at the highest level or are expected to make a significant contribution to the game.

Under the FA’s proposals Premier League and Championship clubs would be able to sign four overseas players without a GBE, as long as the club…

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