FIFA is thinking of a drastic change in the players’ market. German media reported that the world football government is considering setting a limit of 8 players each club can send to borrowers in other clubs.
The large number of players who are owned by some clubs, mainly Chelsea in the Premier League and Juventus in Serie A, are losing the sport’s sense of play.
Roman Abramovich team has leased around 40 players this season, while the Italian champions have left 26 players. But, some clubs use this form as a financial and non-sporty way.
For this reason, FIFA is thinking of setting a maximum of 8 players that you can borrow as professionals and an unlimited number for players who will be under 21 and coming from the club’s academy.
This will be a form for young players to have the opportunity to get involved in other clubs until they are professionally formed. One of the representatives of the German club Eintracht in Frankfurt, Frederick Bobić, has announced that some clubs, specifically mentioning Juventus, have different catalogs with players to make available to choose.
Just last season, the Bianconeri – according to “Transfermarkt” – had leased 45 players. Such figures make a club as a buying-in corporation, rather than a football team with sports goals.
However, such changes that appear to have been officially proposed are expected to take a formal turn in the next meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee. But these changes are being pushed firmly by the German Bundesliga leaders who are most penalized by this player’s move and by the very high prices of players who are in circulation in recent years.
This intervention in the football market is required to be done as soon as possible, so as not to repeat another phenomenon such as Parma in 2013, a team that according to Transfermatt had 379 players.