Tuesday July 5 2011
Serie A rule change for non-EU buys

The FIGC has given the all-clear for Serie A clubs to sign two new non-EU players per season rather than one.

The limit had been put in place last summer after Italy's dismal showing in the 2010 World Cup.

It was meant to encourage clubs to focus on homegrown talent rather than import players from outside the European Union.

The clubs had been pushing to have the rules changed back to their pre-2010 status and this has now happened.

The change takes immediate effect, so sides can operate on the transfer market by snapping up an extra non-EU player.

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