Report: CSL set to limit number of foreign players

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The Chinese Super League has made a quick name for itself over the past year with the division’s lucrative spending habits, however, that could all be coming to an end.

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According to various reports in China, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) is prepared to limit the number of foreign-based players on each club’s roster ahead of the new season.

It is being suggested that teams will be allowed to hold five non-Chinese players on an active roster, however, each club will only be sanctioned to play three of those players on any given matchday.

Additionally, the proposed changes would also dictate that each team have two under-23 Chinese players in their matchday roster, with one of those players appearing in every match.

With the CFA’s allegedly intervention into the transfer structure of the league, teams will have to approach the market very differently moving forward. Oscar and Carlos Tevez are just two big names that have migrated to the CSL over recent weeks after completing massive deals to join the growing league.