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Leicester City faces transfer embargo post-Premier League promotion.



Leicester City were placed under a registration ban by the EFL in March

Leicester City will be able to make summer transfer deals after being promoted to the Premier League.

According to the Daily Mail, the top division will not extend the Foxes’ registration suspension, which was imposed by the EFL.

The EFL imposed the punishment in March, following an alleged violation of the Premier League’s profit and sustainability guidelines (PSR).

If the Leicestershire club is found to have violated the league’s financial rules, it is expected to face a points deduction penalty the following season.

Leicester won promotion on Friday night when Leeds United lost 4-0 to QPR, securing their spot in the top two.

Leicester City’s transfer embargo

The Foxes’ transfer restriction might now be lifted as early as June 6 at the Premier League’s annual General Meeting, when the club will be welcomed back into the competition for the next season.

To avoid being punished with additional PSR violations, the club is anticipated to sell important players this summer before June 30th.

This could lead to the departure of Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall from the King Power Stadium, as selling academy graduates is a lucrative business for PSR.

The amount collected for the sale of academy players is deducted as pure profit, which would be substantial in helping to balance the books.

Other indigenous players, such as Hamza Choudhury, Ben Nelson, and Sammy Braybrooke, are also thought to be potentially sellable this summer.

Dewsbury-Hall is garnering interest from Brighton, Fulham, and Brentford, implying that a deal is possible despite Leicester’s elevation.

However, the club should be allowed to recruit new players, as the Premier League does not intend to impose any embargoes while they await a decision from an independent panel on their suspected PSR breaches.

Dewsbury-Hall has been a prominent player for Enzo Maresca’s team this season, with 12 goals and 14 assists in 43 games (all numbers from Fbref).

Leicester City’s title hopes

Leicester can win the Championship title this evening when they meet Preston North End at Deepdale.

A victory over Ryan Lowe’s side will put them out of reach of Ipswich Town, leaving them alone at the top of the league standings.

Maresca’s team will then face Blackburn Rovers on May 4, marking the club’s first chance to celebrate promotion in front of its home fans.

If they win the championship, they will have the opportunity to lift the trophy at the King Power Stadium.

A tricky summer ahead for Leicester

Even with promotion secured and favorable developments about their registration embargo, Leicester may still face a challenging summer.

If they must sell homegrown players to comply with PSR, they risk losing a major figure in Dewsbury-Hall.

His departure would be a major blow to Maresca’s team, particularly given the uncertainty surrounding Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, and Jannik Vestergaard, all of whom are out of contract.

However, this revelation suggests that a permanent deal for Abdul Fatawu is in the cards, as the club has a €17 (£14.5) million option to buy provision in the winger’s loan agreement.

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