FIFA is planning a real football revolution. Significantly limited future player loans. That would also affect Red Bull Salzburg.
Stricter rules for player loan transactions are to apply as early as the coming season. The target start date is July 1st. Before that, however, the FIFA Council must agree. The new rules must then be included in the rule book of the national associations within three years.
Loans may therefore probably be valid for a maximum of one year. In addition, it should be prohibited to pass players on to third clubs.
Probably the biggest limitation is the limitation of loan players. In future, a maximum of three players may be loaned to a club. In addition, starting next season, a club will be allowed to carry and lend out a maximum of eight players themselves. This number will be reduced to six players as early as 2024. However, players under the age of 21 and players trained by the club are not covered by this rule.
Salzburg also affected
The tightening of loan deals will hit big clubs in particular. They often secure the services of promising talent, then hire them out year after year, later making a profit on a sale. For example, according to Chelsea, they have lent 21 players under contract to other clubs.
In the domestic Bundesliga, series champions Salzburg will be particularly affected. The Bulls have currently eight players on loan to other clubs.