Times: UEFA angry over Premier League, Serie A and Bundesliga decision to refuse transfer of players from Russia and Ukraine leagues
English Premier League, Italian Serie A and German Bundesliga have refused to allow the transfer of players from the championship of Russia and Ukraine, write the British media. However, the Spanish La Liga intends to do exactly the opposite.
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The English Premier League (EPL), the Italian Serie A and the German Bundesliga will not allow clubs to sign players with short-term contracts from the Ukrainian and Russian championships. The Independent writes about this.
The International Football Association (FIFA) and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) have allowed players and coaches to leave the Russian and Ukrainian leagues and continue playing in other countries until 30 June. However, according to the publication, the Premier League, Serie A and the Bundesliga have made it clear that they will not accept any transfer request on the grounds that this could undermine the competitive principle. On the other hand, the Spanish La Liga has decided to enable clubs to sign players from the Russian and Ukrainian championships with short-term contracts.
FIFA allowed Ukrainian players to change clubs outside the transfer window
However, according to the newspaper, most of the 20 clubs in the Premier League in no case would be able to process the players’ transition due to the lack of places in their applications.
According to The Times, the Premier League, Serie A and the Bundesliga have been criticized for refusing to allow clubs to sign players who have played in the Russian and Ukrainian leagues outside the transfer window. The newspaper notes that their attitude infuriated the UEFA leadership.
In early March, FIFA allowed foreign players and coaches to suspend their employment contracts with Russian clubs until June 30 and spend the remainder of the season in other leagues. During this time, several dozen legionnaires terminated or suspended their contracts and fled Russia. Almost all RPL clubs have lost foreign players.