Watford loan loophole closes as Football League clubs vote it through

A loophole on overseas loan players has been closed at todays Football League AGM, in Vilamoura, Portugal, The Football League’s 72 clubs met today and voted to bring the overseas loan player rules into line with the domestic regulations.

Watford exploited this loop hole last season with 14 loanees which 10 came from one club. Italian side Udinese which is owned by Hornets owners The Pozzo Family. Another club they own in Spain Granada loaned two players to the club.

The use of foreign loan players By-passed Football League rules which only allows with the match-day squad to five domestic loan players, with a maximum of four from any one club.

football league logo Still no news on a sponsorship deal for the league so far. Criticism of League supremo Greg Clark in his failure to secure a deal in major sponsorship and the handling of the negotiation of solidarity payments from the premier league,could see a vote of no confidence in him during the meeting.