Loans in Spain: The Effect of FIFA’s New Article 10 RSTP on Spanish Clubs

Loans in Spain: The Effect of FIFA’s New Article 10 RSTP on Spanish Clubs
On 9 May 2022, FIFA emitted an update to their Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (FIFA RSTP), which will enter into force on 1 July 2022. The modifications undertaken in this version mostly surround Article 10 RSTP, which regulates the Loan of professionals. This article will analyze the impact of this modification in Spanish football, specifically how the system will now hold when the common practice changes. Pictured is Brahim Diaz, a player on loan from Real Madrid to AC Milan for the 2021-2022 season.

As will be analyzed in this article, the limitation on loans and loan requirements can have a grave impact on the management and treatment of player transfers and “ownership”. The main objective of the modification is to avoid the hoarding and stockpile of players.

This modification will specifically affect those clubs that rely on having an ample number of professional players with the first team and loaning them to help them grow, always to later integrate them into their team when a space becomes available.

Brief Analysis of the New FIFA Loan Provisions

The new Article 10 of the

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