UEFA announced on Friday afternoon that clubs competing in the Women’s Champions League in August will be allowed to register up to six new players for their squads. Arsenal, Paris Saint Germain, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Lyon, Wolfsburg and Glasgow City will all complete this season’s competition in a one-week tournament in Spain at the end of August.
The @UEFA Executive Committee has decided allow each club to register 6 new players for the quarter-finals onward.
All 6 players may have been fielded for another club in a previous round, but only a maximum of 3 can have played for another quarter-finalist. pic.twitter.com/AJ5SidEa2H
— #UWCL (@UWCL) July 10, 2020
Initially, UEFA insisted players bought this summer would not be able to play, leaving many of the competing clubs short of players. Arsenal have seen five leave this summer, with four coming in so far. UEFA’s u-turn means that Steph Catley, Lydia Williams, Noelle Maritz and Malin Gut will all be able to play for the Gunners.
Arsenal face Paris Saint Germain in San Sebastian on August 22nd in the quarter-final, should they win they will face the winners of Bayern Munich v Lyon on August 26th with the final on August 30th.
Rough list of players who can now represent their new clubs in the UWCL next month. New signigs plus players who weren't previously registered.
Shout if I've missed anyone… pic.twitter.com/DE5WNbC2Ay
— Rich Laverty (@RichJLaverty) July 10, 2020