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Tottenham: How UEFA rules may dictate transfer business this summer

mawspurs

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Tottenham face a conundrum over UEFA’s squad rules in Europe next season after releasing Japhet Tanganga and Ryan Sessegnon at the end of their contracts. Spurs will return to a revamped Europa League after finishing fifth in the Premier League this season.


Source: Evening Standard
 

Bluto Blutarsky

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I am not sure - but I think this article gets all kinds of things wrong - but I don't know if UEFA has changed their rules recently.

First: "UEFA rules state clubs must include four ‘club-trained’ players – who were on their books for three seasons between the ages of 15 and 21 – in their 25-man European squads."

I am not aware that UEFA changed this to "must"

Second: "If Spurs cannot meet the criteria for locally-trained players, they would have to promote an under-21 player to their European ‘A-list’, which would potentially mean leaving out a senior overseas star."

This is not true - even based on Kilpatrick's own logic - promoting a U21 player to the A-list would still qualify for the HG-club trained portion, and have no impact on the 17 non-HG rules.
 

spurs9

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I am not sure - but I think this article gets all kinds of things wrong - but I don't know if UEFA has changed their rules recently.

First: "UEFA rules state clubs must include four ‘club-trained’ players – who were on their books for three seasons between the ages of 15 and 21 – in their 25-man European squads."

I am not aware that UEFA changed this to "must"

Second: "If Spurs cannot meet the criteria for locally-trained players, they would have to promote an under-21 player to their European ‘A-list’, which would potentially mean leaving out a senior overseas star."

This is not true - even based on Kilpatrick's own logic - promoting a U21 player to the A-list would still qualify for the HG-club trained portion, and have no impact on the 17 non-HG rules.
Correct, that is really poor form Dan Kilpatrick, these rules have been in place a number of years now, there is no excuse for getting them wrong.

Taken directly from UEFA's rules for this upcoming season.

"If a club has fewer than eight locally trained players on its List A, the maximum number of players that can be registered on this list is reduced accordingly."

 

Viking78

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Interesting link to Andreas Pereira today, who i believe is home grown.
He's certainly a talented player, although perhaps concentration and workrate can drift during a game.
Imagine he's a few down the list as a backup option but it sounds like he and Fulham are open to a transfer.
 

Locotoro

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Interesting link to Andreas Pereira today, who i believe is home grown.
He's certainly a talented player, although perhaps concentration and workrate can drift during a game.
Imagine he's a few down the list as a backup option but it sounds like he and Fulham are open to a transfer.
Just started for Brazil (second string) against Mexico in a 3-2 win.
 
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