Loan rules for Burnley this season and how many Manchester City players Vincent Kompany could sign
Vincent Kompany will no doubt have a busy week especially after becoming Burnley’s new boss.
The Manchester City legend has become Sean Dyche’s permanent successor at Burnley after his snap was confirmed last week. He had already left the former Anderlecht team in his native Belgium.
Kompany returns to an area of England he knows very well in the form of the North West and an old club of his own in the form of City. With strong ties and connections to the Premier League champions, it’s certainly not out of the question that Kompany could make calls to his former employers for the benefit of the Clarets.
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The loan market could prove a hugely useful tool for Kompany as he plans his first season in charge of the Clarets. Several city wonders could prove to be good acquisitions for the next campaign.
With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at the loan rules Burnley and the rest of the EFL sides must follow and the number of players the Clarets could sign from another team. Here are the main points of this transfer window.
When does the summer transfer window close?
The summer transfer window officially opened on Friday June 10. The players could, however, be signed before that date.
The EFL window will close at 11pm on Thursday 1 September. The same goes for Premier League clubs and also corresponds to European clubs.
How many loan players can a club sign and name on a squad roster?
The EFL regulations list states that a club can name a maximum of five loaned players on a squad sheet for any individual match. This will drop to four players if one of the named players is an emergency loan goalkeeper.
Loans can last either a full season or half a season. Callback clauses for early termination of loan can only occur in high season loans and can only be activated during the winter transfer window.
Is there a limit to the number of players a club can sign on loan? In theory, no – there’s no rule suggesting there’s a limit to the number of players a team can sign overall.
How many players can a club sign on loan from another club?
Clubs cannot sign more than four players on loan from another club in a season. Of these, no more than two of these players may be over the age of 23.
Can free agents be signed after the transfer window closes?
Yes. Players who are free agents and without a club can be signed at any time.
Can players be signed up for a permanent contract after being loaned out during the same transfer window?
In theory no, but there is some sort of loophole here. Clubs can sign a player on loan with the possibility of signing him permanently when the window next opens in winter in January 2023.
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