Loan transfers usually pose a great opportunity for small football clubs to boost their squads with better players at a lower cost, however, these players are often forbidden to play against their parent clubs, either by loan clauses or national regulations. In this post we will analyse these restrictions, understand their basis, and find out if they are safeguarding competitions.
So Lionel Messi has decided to stay put at FC Barcelona...for now. In this article we look at the options that were open to him and the legal and financial pressures that were placed on football's greatest superstar to make that decision.
The international football transfer market is a multi-billion-dollar industry with around 12,000 cross-border transfers of professional male players taking place each year, so why does it occasionally go so spectacularly wrong?
It is now one full year since the tragic accident that took away the life of the prolific young footballer Emiliano Sala. But there has been little peace since his death between his former club FC Nantes ("Nantes") and Cardiff City FC ("Cardiff") where the player was headed. On 25 September 2019, the legal dispute … Continue reading Emiliano Sala: An Agreement Never Rests In Peace
In 2011, Major League Soccer’s (“MLS”) commissioner, Dan Garber, boldly claimed “…we want Major League Soccer to become one of the top leagues in the world by 2022.” Tweet This set the bar high for many followers of the MLS – both as critics and fans of the league. And while the MLS has not … Continue reading The MLS’ Growth and Role in World Football