Official: FIGC rule British players are now equivalent to EU – what it means for Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

Some big news has come from the head offices of Italian football this morning regarding the non-EU slots and who is deemed to need one.

The FIGC has this morning decided that players with Swiss and British citizenship are equivalent to EU citizens in all respects, and these provisions will apply with reference to the 2023-24 season too, meaning they are effective immediately.

What does this mean for Milan? Ruben Loftus-Cheek arrived from Chelsea and only has an English passport so he took one of two non-EU slots, with the other to be taken by Samuel Chukwueze.

However, given that he is now equivalent to an EU player in the composition of squad lists, it means Milan now get that non-EU slot back to use on a player without a European passport.

It also means that Noah Okafor does not count as a non-EU player too. However, the FIGC regulation stated before that that players with Swiss citizenship are equivalent to EU players in all respects, because they are part of the Schengen agreement and the European Economic Agreement.

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    1. Kamada wants too much money, apparently – £5m per season, plus a £5m signing bonus for the agent. Which explains why no-one wants to sign him!

      1. But he is a 20m player for free, whether he is a good fit for us and the impact his salary will have in the dressing room are more relevant considerations

    1. Porto want 30M for Taremi and Kamada seems to be out of the plans of the club so unless a new non EU player appears we won’t be using the slot right now

  1. Well that’s great news for players from the UK too! I wish the rest of us got this sort of deal.

    It doesn’t mean we have to use it right away, we could save it in case it’s useful in January. I’m a little disappointed that Leeds have signed Ampadu now, he could have been a good option to have.

  2. Yes someone to advice Furlani and Cardinal to bring GUGA GOMES from Fluminense to assist Calabria instead of Singo thaugh Singo is good too.

  3. Good to read this . Now ACM have more option on striker with non EU like balogun,taremi,jonathan david etc . But thats if ACM can sell rebic + origi + CDK first 🤣🤣🤣

  4. So… Kamada? I think we should get him. Good player, good for a lot of reasons. But I understand if his position is not the most urgent to fill.

    1. He is an average player, his stats isn’t anything impressive, we need a better player than him, he would be another CDK

  5. Italy and those piss poor decision making. Kinda like the whole Juve points deduction farce. Took them so long to make a final decision. Here its just plain stupid, as if no o e thought about this issue before. Also, What happens to the clubs who had to give up other players to get the ” non EU ” players that are now not in the criteria. Smh 🤦‍♂️

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