Premier League clubs beg FIFA to change transfer rules
28 March 2019
Premier League clubs concerned they may lose talented under-18s as regulations exclude long-term contracts.
As FIFA regulations now stand, Premier-League clubs are barred from offering long-term contracts to under-18 players as professional contracts agreed on a player’s 17th birthday must be shorter than three seasons. This rule often means that contracts are for little more than two years, with players having only around 12 months left on deals when they turn 18.
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