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Hammers could face loan restrictions

Restrictions on the number of loan deals clubs can agree will come into force next season, the world football’s governing body FIFA has announced.

FIFA’s football stakeholders committee had endorsed new regulations which would limit the number of international loans permitted for players aged 22 and over.

From next season, the proposed limit would be eight international loans (in and out). This would then drop to six loans in and out from the 2022-23 season.

West Ham has previously relied on international loans both inbound and outbound and the Premier League clubs are likely to adopt the new regulations from next season.

The new regulations are intended to “ensure that (loans) have a valid sporting purpose for youth development”.

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The staging of domestic matches overseas is also set to be outlawed.

The committee also proposed the introduction of a one per cent levy on all transfer fees to support a fund to compensate clubs who develop players through their youth academies.

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3 comments on “Hammers could face loan restrictions

  1. Well it was bound to happen eventually . And the wage cap Needs addressing also . There is a far too big of a gap between big megga rich clubs and thier poorer opponents within the Worlds Leagues . At least FIFA are looking at the problem and well done . There are no easy answers and you have to begin somewhere . I would love to see the January transfer window abolished ;; but that’s just me !
    This is a very deep and heavily populated problem within world football .

  2. The rules should also make a fund for clubs through no fault of their own who are struggling to find the money to pay their players ie Bury and Bolton, albeit Bury’s mismanagement of funds

  3. Not before time, either.

    About time those whose whole model is the loaning of players was investigated, too.

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