The Football League loan window opens today, so expect plenty of movement in and out of the 72 clubs before the weekend fixtures, but will Coventry City be one of the clubs to utilize the extra transfer window?
This could, however, be the last season in which this window is in operation.
By 2014, FIFA want the Football League to follow the same rules as the Premier League and other major European leagues, which would mean that loans could not be completed between the summer transfer window and the one which opens in January.
Here’s some of the rules of the window:
- Open until 5pm on November 28
- Loans are for between 28 to maximum 92 days
- Maximum loans per club is eight (four players under 23 and four players over 23)
- Clubs cannot loan more than four players from one club
- Maximum of five loans allowed in a matchday squad
On Transfer Deadline Day, Kevin Malaga, Gary McSheffrey and Steven Jennings all left the club by mutual consent, and this now allows Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley to bring in up to five players under the ‘one-in-one-out’ rolling transfer embargo.
It is being reported that City were close to bringing in Fabio Nunes, a 21 year old winger from Championship side Blackburn Rovers on Deadline Day, before Rovers changed the deal. Pressley is now reportedly looking into the possibility of bringing Nunes in on loan.
The winger joined Rovers in August last year, and has gone on to make six appearances for the club.