FIFA allows transfer windows to open




World football governing body “FIFA” has announced its  plans to allow leagues to open their transfer windows before the current, delayed season has been completed as football gradually recovers from the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
FIFA  has passed a series of temporary amendments to help deal with the havoc to the football calendar caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
Most notably, these include allowing the "first registration period" -- better known in Europe as the summer transfer window -- to "overlap" with the delayed end to this season by up to four weeks.
In normal circumstances, the transfer window does not open until the season has been completed, but many leagues are only just restarting having been halted in March, and will not now finish in many cases until late July.
However, while transfers will be permitted before this season ends, clubs will not be able to field new signings until the next season begins.
The same transfer rule will automatically apply to players moving under freedom of contract. The transfer window is expected to stay open for up to 12 weeks.
Also, In the case of players whose existing contracts are due to expire before what will now be the end of this season, FIFA has called on clubs to extend those deals "in good faith and on terms that are equitable and reasonable."
Many players in Europe are set to be out of contract on June 30, several weeks before the campaign now concludes.
FIFA has also recommended that players who have signed pre-contract agreements to join new clubs on July 1, should  be allowed to stay at their current clubs until the season ends.
FIFA has also introduced an amendment allowing players who are free agents to play for three different clubs in the course of the same season "in order to avoid any concerns regarding unemployed players".
Usually players can only represent two clubs in the same season.
Spanish  La- Liga president  “Javier Tebas”  , announced  that  the transfer window in the Spanish league would only open once the season has been completed and run from late July to early October.
While in the English Premier League, the chief executive   Richard Masters”  announced that the transfer window in England will only be accessed once the season has finished.
In France, where the season was declared over in late April at the height of the pandemic, the domestic transfer window opened on Monday.

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