Chelsea criticised for loan policy.
Chelsea have been slammed for their loan policy and how it affects the integrity of the game, with PFA chief Gordon Taylor weighing in on the debate.
With the transfer window closing earlier this week, the Blues ended up sending an incredible 33 players away from the club on temporary moves, with many having never played for the senior side and not out on loan for the first time in their careers.
Quoted in FourFourTwo, Taylor is concerned that clubs having good relations with big teams like Chelsea could give them the edge in landing the players they want.
“It’s a bit of a worry with so many Chelsea players out on loan. It’s almost a warehousing of players. You wonder whether it brings into question the integrity of the various competitions,” he said.
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“Players want to play and the loan system gives them that chance. But then there are players at these clubs in Europe who are denied the chance because others are coming in with their parent clubs paying their wages. It makes that option more attractive.
“So then it is not about the best team winning a particular competition, it is about who has the best relationship with the biggest clubs.”