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FIFA legal officer says that the transfer window won’t open in July

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According to an interview with PassioneInter, FIFA’s chief legal officer Emilio Garcia Silvero has made some pretty interesting statements regarding the transfer window this year. The FIFA executive said that contracts that end on June 30th cannot be extended. He went on to say that on July 1st, the transfer window will not open.

“On the 1st July, the transfer market will not open. Contracts expiring on the 30th June cannot be extended. The players on loan will return to their teams but will not be able to take to the pitch.”

“FIFA cannot extend contracts beyond the 30th June, but the transfer windows will not be the same as before and therefore players cannot be registered. The players on loan will return to the teams that hold the transfer cards, but they will still not be able to take to the pitch as the market will be closed.”

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