FIFA confirm new transfer window plans as football prepares for life after coronavirus

FIFA will allow summer transfer windows to be moved “so they fall between the end of the old season and the start of the new season”.

The governing body has confirmed plans for when players will be free to move between clubs this year amid the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

COVID-19 has seen the current season suspended, and the 2019/20 campaign has subsequently been delayed.

Leagues across Europe still intend to complete their seasons, although the Premier League is suspended indefinitely as things stand.

It remains unclear when football will return in the UK and beyond, but the situation surrounding transfers has become clearer following FIFA’s latest announcement today.

FIFA have spoken out on the transfer window situation amid the impact of the coronavirus
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A statement from the governing body read: “With regard to transfer windows, again, it is necessary to adjust the normal regulatory position to the new factual circumstances.

“Accordingly, FIFA will be flexible and will allow the relevant transfer windows to be moved so they fall between the end of the old season and the start of the new season.

“At the same time, FIFA will try to ensure, where possible, an overall level of coordination and will also bear in mind the need to protect the regularity, integrity and proper functioning of competitions, so that the sporting results of any competition are not unfairly disrupted.”

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