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Homegrown rule in EPL

Started on 18 July 2012 by Nickbonista
Latest Reply on 18 July 2012 by mwichmann
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Does the 4 from club, 8 from nation home grown rule in the Premier League end at any point? Cause I'm in 2017, my squad is a decent age, but soon I'll have to rely on regens and I mainly have foreign ones. I could buy english regens but they're not as good as Brazil or Argentina and only a few of mine are classed as HG
I dont think the home grown rule does end but if you get these foreign regens when they are 16-17 and you keep them in your club they should be eligable to be classed as home grown after 3 years
It's "trained in", not "born in" to be homegrown.

You'll have a moderately hard time getting South Americans in on transfer under the age of 18, though, which is what you'd need for those to eventually qualify as home-grown (at club). Getting work permits is tricky, and for Argentina, they can't leave until they're 18.

Anyway, the EPL rule is not 4/8 of UEFA that you cite, it's just the 8 part: 8 players who have been registered for a total of 36 months or three entire seasons with any club in the FA (or, I believe, FA of Wales) before the end of the season during which the player turns 21.

What FM doesn't get right, yet (that I've seen anyway) is for the UEFA homegrown rules to reflect that time spent out on loan deducts from the time grown at club (or so it's been explained to me in the case of Ryan Bertrand who doesn't count as home-grown for Chelsea for this loan reason... none of the wording I see in the rules themselves seems to make this explicit).

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