FIGC Helps Serie A Teams with Call on British Players

British players are no longer extra-EU and therefore don’t count against the two-unit seasonal quota. The Italian Olympic Committee quickly rubber-stamped the request of the Football Association considering the commercial cooperation between Europe and the United Kingdom, Calcio e Finanza reports.

The modification will be valid immediately and impact the ongoing transfer market window. The only newcomer that falls into such a category is Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who joined Milan. The Rossoneri had to make a decision about whom to use their second slot for, ultimately landing on Samuel Chukwueze, but they’ll have another one as a result of the decision.

Lazio also stand to benefit as they have lined up the acquisitions of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Artem Zakharyan. Having already onboarded Taty Castellanos, who’s Argentine, they wouldn’t have been able to sign both without the rule change.

British players are now equivalent to Swiss ones, which had long been granted an exception even though Switzerland isn’t part of the European Union. The limitation had come into effect following the completion of the Brexit in 2020.

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