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.
In 2018 $350m should have been paid in "Solidarity Payments" to clubs that develop young talent, but only $68m got through. Rafael Martins investigates what steps FIFA are taking to make sure the clubs that train young talent get their fair share of their future value.
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?
FIFA has changed its definition of Third Party Ownership. Why has it done so and what are the consequences for players?