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Fifa reveal new loan limit to stop top clubs stockpiling talent

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Lewis Ambrose

Fifa have announced new loan limits that will be enforced on clubs from the summer.

The number of players a club is allowed to loan out will be capped at eight for the 2022/23 season, with that number falling to seven for 2023/24 and six in time for the 2024 summer transfer window.

Players who are under the age of 22 and trained by the club for three years before turning 21 are exempt from the new laws.

Loans will also have to last from at least one transfer window to the next and will not be allowed to be longer than a year, while clubs will not be allowed to loan more than three players to or from the same club.

According to Fifa, the new regulations are aimed at “clarifying the purpose of loans” and “limiting excessive and abusive practices”.

As per Transfermarkt, Serie A club Atalanta currently have 63 players out on loan, the most of any club in Europe. In the Premier League, Manchester City have 14 players over the age of 21 currently on loan, while Chelsea have 11 and Arsenal nine.