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Sunderland – teamtalk.com 21 Sep 19:38

EFL clubs in favour of closing summer transfer window early

EFL clubs have indicated they are in favour of an early closure to the summer transfer window from next season.

The decision was taken following a summit of all 72 clubs on Thursday, and will be subject to further discussions before it is put to a formal vote in February.

The EFL is set to follow the Premier League after its clubs agreed to close the window the day before the start of the 2018-19 season earlier this month.

The EFL’s proposal however, would continue to allow the signing of players on loan until August 31.

The indication by the EFL teams to introduce a shorter window for player transfers follows debate about the uncertainty caused to managers and players with activity still ongoing once the season has started.

“Today was all about understanding a direction of travel in what is a hugely emotive matter, not only for clubs and managers but supporters as well,” EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said.

“The clubs have been clear in their mandate and we will now go away and look to develop a set of proposals before moving this matter on to the next stage, which would be a formal vote in order to change our regulations.”

The 72 clubs also discussed, and opted against, using more than three substitutes during a match, but they will next year vote on a change of policy regarding the fielding of full-strength teams in the closing stages of a season.

A statement from the EFL read: “Clubs were asked to support the implementation of guidance on the following basis: ‘From the fourth Thursday in March, any team sheet for a League game should include at least 10 outfield players who featured on the team sheet for the League game before.’

“Clubs indicated they were in support of amending the policy guidance and a formal vote will now take place at the February Club Meeting.”

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Sunderland – teamtalk.com 18 Sep 21:59

Sunderland chief explains where 30m Pickford sale went

Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain has admitted that some of the proceeds of Jordan Pickford’s £30million sale to Everton this summer have had to be used to fund past mistakes.

The Black Cats, who recorded a £33million loss after tax for the year to July 31, 2016, at which point they had debts of £110.4million, have had to tighten their belts in the wake of relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season.

Fans who thought there might be room for manoeuvre following goalkeeper Pickford’s big-money move to Everton in June – and the departures of the likes of Jeremain Lens and Vito Mannone – have been left disappointed and angry amid speculation, vehemently denied by sources on Wearside, that the club could go into administration.

However, Bain has confirmed a proportion of that income has had to be used to pay off remaining instalments on previous signings, including almost £10million to Inter Milan for Ricky Alvarez following a protracted legal fight.

Bain told the Sunderland Echo: “The income drop after relegation, from £100million to around £40million, has to be considered and so does the wage bill, which is still significant for this level, even though we have taken steps to reduce it.

“We’ve brought in £30million for Jordan Pickford, but that is needed for the running of the club. Yes, that money comes in, but then you have to consider the money that went out on legacy transfer payments at the start of the summer.

“Added to that we lose some of it when you consider Ricky Alvarez, a player we don’t have, a mistake from the past.”

Owner Ellis Short has borne the brunt of fans’ frustration after admitting he was no longer prepared to pour funds into the club – which is effectively up for sale – with little prospect of it making a tangible difference.

However, Bain insists the American businessman is still committed to maintaining the business’ viability, but is seeking a better way to run it.

He said: “I’m sure that Ellis looks at the football club now and recognises that he’s made mistakes. He spent an awful lot and now wants to do things differently.

“We have to do things in a way where we can get steady growth and be more sustainable, so that we’re not being knee-jerk in what we do.

“We couldn’t continue the way things have been in recent years but he is absolutely, categorically still funding the club.”

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