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V Wolf
01-02-2012, 12:35
Have just seen that he is due to move to Spurs as a free agent after having had his contract cancelled by Blackburn. I've wondered before whether "deals" could still be done this way outside of the transfer window but just assumed that there would be checks in place to stop it as it seems a fairly large loophole.

Just wondered where we would stand if the following played out for example:

Transfer deadline day we express and interest in "Player X" but can't complete the deal before the window closes. The next morning "Player X" buys his way out of his contract for 2m before signing for us as a free agent the next afternoon with a signing on fee of (surprise, surprise) 2m.

Surrey Wolf
01-02-2012, 12:36
yep free agents don't have to be signed before deadline day

Jonzy54
01-02-2012, 12:41
Have just seen that he is due to move to Spurs as a free agent after having had his contract cancelled by Blackburn. I've wondered before whether "deals" could still be done this way outside of the transfer window but just assumed that there would be checks in place to stop it as it seems a fairly large loophole.

Just wondered where we would stand if the following played out for example:

Transfer deadline day we express and interest in "Player X" but can't complete the deal before the window closes. The next morning "Player X" buys his way out of his contract for 2m before signing for us as a free agent the next afternoon with a signing on fee of (surprise, surprise) 2m.
A player has to be a free agent when the window closes.

V Wolf
01-02-2012, 12:42
I get the part about being able to sign free agents at any point regardless of the window. My point was that the above is still a 2m transfer in all but name (we pay 2m, the player's club recieve 2m) and yet is done outside of the window because of the way it is handled.

bridgnorthwolf
01-02-2012, 12:46
I get the part about being able to sign free agents at any point regardless of the window. My point was that the above is still a 2m transfer in all but name (we pay 2m, the player's club recieve 2m) and yet is done outside of the window because of the way it is handled.

I doubt you'll see it happen very often. In the case of Nelsen last night it happened because the transfer was happening very late in the day and all the paperwork wouldn't have been completed in time for Bassong to be loaned out to us as well, which they were keen to do.

It just allowed them to get Bassong out and bought them some extra time to sort the Nelsen deal out.

V Wolf
01-02-2012, 12:47
A player has to be a free agent when the window closes.

Aha! That's what I was after, so the whole scenario would be unworkable after all.

Ta.

Dewsburywolf
01-02-2012, 13:06
Aha! That's what I was after, so the whole scenario would be unworkable after all.


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm and the selling manager is?

Essex Wolf
01-02-2012, 13:08
This is truly something to look forward to and get extremely excited about. :rolleyes:

Mick still has every chance of signing Fotheringham.:eek:

Polish Wolf
01-02-2012, 13:57
Does it really have to happen during the transfer window. I mean does the player really have to be free agent during the window to be signed by other team?

Slightly OT but wouldn't mind Nelsen coming to us. A proper defender and a proper captain. Yes, he'll soon be 34 but still should have at least 2-3 years in him.