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Chelsea defender Franco Di Santo has moved to Wigan on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. The 21-year old Argentine spent last season on loan with Blackburn Rovers and featured in 22 league matches. Now Di Santo will join Wigan just days after their massive upset of Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. The move is permanent, not a loan deal, presumably to either open up space for additional signings at Chelsea in January or more likely to bring up a young, homegrown player, to meet the new FA standards.

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  1. Just looked up the new ‘home grown’ rule and it confused the hell out of me. I think it’s good that they have at least 8 ‘home grown’ players, the way they define it is really odd. What if you’re from England but aren’t good enough to sign with anyone until age 20 (unlikely)? Sounds like you wouldn’t count towards that number. Also, the cap of 25 players sounds like it might hurt player development as some of the bigger clubs use players who dont see a lot of first team action play in the lesser tournaments (or does this not apply here?) I know most teams never reach 25 players deep in the EPL or Champs league, so this may have very little impact on anything besides getting youth players through the system…which i know is what its aimed at.

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