Report: FIFA announce transfer window changes that will impact Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

FIFA have announced two changes to the standard rules on transfers ahead of the opening of the market in the summer.

With the coronavirus suspension delaying the finish of several domestic leagues, including the Premier League, the transfer window is expected to be pushed back.

Proposals are being considered to have the transfer window run from August to October (Sky Sports).

Football.London have now revealed that FIFA have made two modifications that will impact the way in which transfers are conducted this summer.

The first change sees players now being allowed to represent three different clubs within the same season, instead of just two.

Additionally, clubs that operate their season in a dual year, which includes every league in England, will be allowed to buy and sell players before the end of the current campaign.

This means that, in case the transfer window opens before the current season ends, all Premier League clubs will still be allowed to sign players.

However, the report makes it clear that these signings will not be allowed to feature for their new club until next season.

Spurs Web Opinion

Both have these rule changes have been born out of necessity and should not have much of a bearing on the transfer window. I certainly cannot see us committing to sign anyone before it becomes clear whether or not we have secured Champions League qualification.

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