FIFA president plans to scrap January transfer window


Gianni Infantino has planned to bring about a total overhaul of the existing transfer policies and procedures in order to ensure more transparency and fairness.

According to french newspaper, L’Equipe, the Franco-Italian is hoping to scrap the winter transfer window and limit the summer transfer window to ensure it doesn’t overlap over the beginning of the season. This was according to the proposal pushed forward by English Premier League and Serie A sides complaining about the distraction of the extended window.

He’s also willing to limit the number of players a club can push out on loan with appalling example of clubs like Chelsea, Juventus and Udinese who stack up talent and loan them out in huge numbers.

A salary cap could be introduced also as the FIFA boss believes that players salary should be in tandem with club’s income for better competition.

“The situation is healthy as there is a lot of money but the way things are going is worrying,” Infantino was quoted by marca.

“We need to take action, we have to protect the values that have made football what it is.”

Commissions paid to agents and intermediaries can also be cut down.

An 11-point plan will be discussed by the committee on February 28.


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Shehu Idris Tẹjumọla​ is a final year student of Mass Communication at the University of Lagos, with the sobriquet "Unchoppable Eba". He is a football fanatic, a voracious reader of football contents and an Indefatigable football writing junkie.

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