Albion know where they stand in terms of signing players from the EU as Brexit kicks in.

Clubs will not be able to sign players freely from the EU from the end of 2020.

The new rules kick in for the January transfer window and will then be reviewed.

European players will need to secure a Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) before coming to the Prem.

That puts them in line with non-EU players such as Percy Tau, the South African who has yet to secure permission to play in this country.

It is not clear whether the thresh-hold, applying to all nations equally, will now enable Tau to come to England.

The GBE will be operated under a points-based system.

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Points will be based on senior and youth international appearances, quality of the selling club and appearances made in league and continental competition In the Premier League, the number of overseas under-21 players a club can sign will be limited to three in the January transfer window and six per season moving forwards.

Clubs will not be able to sign players from overseas until they are 18.