Player loans are more and more frequent, but they are not always well regulated. This is why FIFA has decided to put in place new rules concerning this type of transfer, based on three objectives: to develop young players, to promote competitive balance, to prevent the hoarding of players (a kind of accumulation ). Players aged 21 or under and those trained at the club are exempt from these new rules.
In order to achieve its objectives, fifa will now require a written agreement for each loan, which must not last more than a year, and less than half a season. It will no longer be possible to loan more than 3 players to the same club. Finally, little by little, the clubs will be able to loan fewer and fewer players: from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023, a club can have a maximum of eight players on loan and eight others that it loans, from 1 July 2023 to June 30, 2024, the same configuration applies but with a maximum of seven professionals. Finally, from July 1, 2024, the same configuration will apply but with a maximum of six professionals.