Yorkshire news Truth on whether Fulham broke PL loan rules against Blades MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Blades' fans have brought into question whether Scott Parker's side were allowed to select so many loan players for their relegation clash last weekend
Breaking News ! Sheffield United's defeat to Fulham saw their faint hopes of Premier League survival effectively extinguished. It leaves Chris Wilder's team with a mountain to climb. His side are rock-bottom, and are 14 points from safety. They have just 13 games remaining, and realistically they would have to win at least eight of those to even be in contention to stay up. The contest at Craven Cottage saw the hosts seal a 1-0 win, courtesy of Ademola Lookman. Amazingly, the winger was one of SEVEN loan players that Fulham used that night. Boss Scott Parker started six and brought another, Mario Lemina, off the bench as one of his three subs. That means exactly half of their side consisted of loanees. Yorkshire Football App - Blades Yorkshire Live has launched a new dedicated football app to bring you the one stop shop for all Sheffield United news. Football Yorkshire brings you the latest transfer developments, live match coverage, injury updates and all the daily news from Bramall Lane. You can customise the app to your own preferences and stay across everything you need to know, while joining the debate with Blades fans in our comments section. Download the app by clicking here. Fulham have two players on loan from fellow English clubs - Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) and Lemina (Southampton) - with five others borrowed from European clubs. They are: Alphonse Areola (PSG), Joachim Andersen (Lyon), Lookman (RB Leipzig), Josh Maja (Bordeaux) and Ola Aina (Torino).
. Many asked whether it was legal to have so many temporary players under the Premier League's rules. Indeed, the competition's handbook states that: - Premier League clubs may not register more than two players on loan at any one time. - The maximum number of loans registrable in the same season is four, and, under no circumstances, shall more than one be from the same club at any one time. - Premier League clubs cannot loan to another Premier League club a player they have acquired in the same transfer window. - A Premier League club may loan not more than one of its goalkeepers to another Premier League club.
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However, the above rules only apply to domestic loans - so clubs borrowing from another club in the top flight or England. Fulham have ticked this box as they only have the two from fellow English clubs. There appears to be no cap on the amount of foreign loans that clubs can have. A PL spokesperson recently told one of our sister sites that "international loans do not count as part of the quota either". Sign up to our Blades' newsletter United had four players on loan last season, upon their return to the top flight. They signed Dean Henderson and Mo Besic on season-long arrangements before Richairo Zivkovic and Panos Retsos joined up in January. This term Chris Wilder's side have just Ethan Ampadu on loan, from Chelsea.
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