‘Brexit has killed Premier League dream for young players’ – The Athletic

When Sebastian Kneissl started making waves at Eintracht Frankfurt as a 17-year-old, Ajax, Lazio, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid made advances. But the highly-rated striker never went to inspect any of those club’s training grounds. His mind was set on joining Chelsea, the only English side that had enquired about his services.

“I was fascinated by the Premier League, there was nothing else for me,” he tells The Athletic 20 years later. “Now, Brexit has killed that dream for young players. It’s a real shame.”

From next year, English clubs will no longer be able to sign foreign players until they are 18. The new rules (pushed for by the FA) also stipulate that Premier League clubs will only be allowed to sign six overseas under-21 players per season from 2021-22, with only three permitted in the upcoming January window.

FIFA is yet to finalise its new post-Brexit transfer rules concerning under-18s but some European teams…

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