FIFA considers loan system reform
It’s reported that FIFA are considering reforming the loan system, or even scrapping it altogether.
According to France Football, one of the measures being considered is the reformation or even scrapping of the loan system. The idea behind loans is to allow young players to develop with lower-level clubs, but world football’s governing body believes the system is now being exploited.
Big clubs are signing up large numbers of young players, only to loan them out and then sell them for a profit. As a result, FIFA is considering bringing in new restrictions on loans, or even scrapping them altogether.
Real Madrid currently have 25 players loaned out, including four from the senior squad: James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich), Fabio Coentrao (Sporting Lisbon), Martin Odegaard (FC Heerenveen) and Lucas Silva (Cruzeiro).