The disease and the resulting interruption of football activity hit clubs around the world and created enormous uncertainty in the future.
FIFA will open transfer windows before the end of this season
FIFA has confirmed that it will open the transfer window before the end of the pending 2019-20 season. To help clubs during the coronavirus pandemic. The disease and the resulting interruption of football activity hit clubs around the world and created enormous uncertainty in the future. Thousands of player contracts expire in June, leaving them officially free agents. Despite a restart of activities that began in May with the Bundesliga. Another area of uncertainty related to the upcoming window. While it was not clear to the clubs whether the new signatures would be eligible to appear in the rest of the 2019-20 fixtures. Thus, FIFA decided to clarify the situation with the new guidelines for both affected parties this summer. Explaining that registration of new players will be allowed before the close of the current season.
The players are allowed to be registered with a maximum of three clubs
A statement released by the global governing body on Thursday explained: “To avoid any concerns about unemployed players, players are allowed to be registered with a maximum of three clubs and have the right to play in official matches for three clubs for one season. To give priority to clubs to complete their 2019-20 season with their initial composition. To provide flexibility and to enable associations to plan their football calendar appropriately. These two-year calendar associations are allowed to start the “first registration period” for the 2020-21 season. Until the end of the 2019-20 season, subject to certain conditions. “To provide financial assistance to parties to disputes in FIFA. There will be no need for any lawsuit filed between June 10, 2020, and December 31, 2020, to pay upfront costs. And no procedural costs will be ordered.
“For any claim filed before June 10, 2020, the decision on which has not yet been taken. The maximum amount of procedural expenses is equivalent to any advance payment of expenses”. Premier League CEO Richard Masters has already stated that England’s top-flight will not allow clubs to sign players up to July 25, after the pending campaign is completed. Most European leagues have similar plans. FIFA also announced that players would be allowed to play up to three clubs. Rather than the usual two – for one season.