FIFA considers abolishing loans

It’s reported that FIFA are considering reforming the loan system, or even scrapping it altogether.

The executive committee will debate new measures in October, after meetings between FIFPro [the players’ union], the European Club Association, the World League Forum and former stars such as Cafu, Zvonimir Boban, Edwin van der Sar and Marco van Basten.

According to France Football, one of the measures being considered is the reformation or even scrapping of the loan system.

It’s reported that FIFA are considering reforming the loan system, or even scrapping it altogether.

The executive committee will debate new measures in October, after meetings between FIFPro [the players’ union], the European Club Association, the World League Forum and former stars such as Cafu, Zvonimir Boban, Edwin van der Sar and Marco van Basten.

According to France Football, one of the measures being considered is the reformation or even scrapping of the loan system.

The idea behind loans is to allow young players to develop with lower-level clubs, but world football’s governing body believes the system is now being exploited.

Big clubs are signing up large numbers of young players, only to loan them out and then sell them for a profit, often without them ever playing for the first team.

France Football points out that Juventus have loaned out 41 players this season, Udinese 27, Chelsea 22 and Manchester City 18.

As a result FIFA is considering bringing in new restrictions on loans, or even scrapping them altogether.

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