Gianni Infantino, FIFA president, in a public act


FIFA studies a transfer market from July to January

Published:26/03/2020 - 18:46h

Updated:26/03/2020 - 20:08h

FIFA is still looking for solutions to the coronavirus crisis, and is exploring various options to fix the schedule. One of them would be a transfer market from July to January

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The world of the football has seen struck by the crisis of the coronavirus, but the activity does not brake in search of solutions. The diverse responsible organisms insist in analysis, debates and conversations so that the season can finish with guarantees, and that so that when there is free road of the sanitary authorities, the sport restart with minimum affectations and with feasibility for all the involved.

For the time being, the priority is to reposition the calendar, but in second plane also is the market of signings. After the suspension of the Eurocopa and the Glass America, the competitions of clubs could develop during the summer, but also there are some problems to this measure. On 30 June it is the deadline in which they expire the agreements of the players, and the traspasos are conditioned by the stop.

One of the alternatives that contemplates the FIFA is to extend the window estival from July until January, a strategy to which it would be necessary to put restrictions but that would have two clear aims. The first would be to reactivate the economy of the teams, and the second give them margin of performance between the courses 2019-20 and 2020-21. In these moments, the planning is in the air by the intertidumbre that is affecting to the planet.

Several means affirm that Gianni Infantino, president of the international organism, has requested ideas to his collaborators and members, to value in depth all the hypotheses and choose the one who more benefit to collective level. Before acting, the leader wants to be sure of the pros and contras that would have all the proposals that finish collecting, and also underlines that it will look for an agreement that satisfy to the majority.

This yes, in his last communiqués, the Swiss has recalcado that the health is above all else. "It will play when it can without putting in danger the health of anybody. Federations and Leagues have to follow the recommendations. We have showed spirit of cooperation and solidarity with Europe and Sudamérica. Now they do lacking hard measures, but there is not another option. All will have to do sacrifices", explained recently.

The FIFA decides on the agreements that finish

Another decision that the FIFA already has outlined is the one of the agreements that expire on 30 June, that now will do it with a campaign that could not being finish. Several sources signal that it will opt for extending them to the end of the season, was this when it was after the reorganisation of the calendar. It is thus that studies expand margins in the market, to avoid that this solution hinder the free movement of professionals -especially players and trainers- that remain free.

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