EXCLUSIVE: Premier League clubs discuss rule change that would allow players under 21 to go out on loan AFTER transfer window closes
- Premier League clubs discuss possible changes to loan transfers
- Players under 21 could be loaned out after transfer window closes
- FIFA removed emergency loan window ahead of 2016-17 campaign
Premier League clubs have discussed transfer window reforms that would allow players under the age of 21 to leave on loan after the deadline.
Ahead of the 2016-17 season, FIFA removed the emergency loan window that allowed players to temporarily leave their clubs, even if the transfer deadline had passed, in order to protect the sporting integrity of the game.
But the restrictions have hampered the chances of young senior football players, and Sportsmail can reveal proposals for adapting the rules to allow them to leave on loan outside the summer and winter mercatos have been imagined.
A rule change has been proposed among the 20 Premier League clubs that would allow players under the age of 21 to go out on loan after the transfer window closes
A rule reversal could be beneficial for emerging players who would not normally make their parent club’s first team.
The potential regulatory change was discussed on a Premier League conference call last week. Most top clubs are believed to be in favor of the move.
If the green light is given, the reform would help teams who have their hands tied when it comes to loaning young people to ensure senior action.
Most top clubs are believed to be in favor of changing loan rules
Likewise, the move should be welcomed by young players who have seen their careers stifled by the decision to abandon the emergency loan window.
In December, Premier League director of football Richard Garlick hinted at the possibility of new transfer rules, saying: “We will be looking to restructure the loan system to allow more young players to come out on loan or to be loaned earlier in their development. ‘
In a new impetus with high-level prospects, the academies are expected to reopen in March.
Some age groups were forced to drop training after the third lockdown, but on last week’s Zoom call it was decided that academies could operate normally from the end of the month.
Premier League football director Richard Garlick hinted in December that new rules regarding loan moves could be introduced and that a loan modification is seen as popular