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The seven Premier League clubs that blocked ban on signing loan players from partner teams

Jack Kenmare

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The seven Premier League clubs that blocked ban on signing loan players from partner teams

The seven Premier League clubs that voted against a ban on signing loan players from associated clubs ahead of the January transfer window have been named.

A shareholders meeting was held in London on Tuesday to decide whether a new rule would be introduced to ban loan transfers between clubs with shared owners.

It was later revealed that 13 out of 20 clubs from England's top flight voted for the prohibition, while seven others decided against the proposed Premier League rule change.

In total, a two-thirds majority of 14 votes was needed to pass such a law, therefore the motion was terminated.

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So who were the clubs that voted against a 'fast-track' proposal to ban loan moves for players moving into the Premier League between associated clubs?

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A report from The Times has claimed that Newcastle United, Sheffield United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest all voted against the motion.

Most of the above are linked to a multi-club ownership model, including Newcastle, who are owned by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.

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Newcastle's reported £305 million Saudi Arabian-backed takeover was completed in October 2021. They have since spent a reported €440.1 million [£383m] on permanent transfers, according to Football Transfers.

In addition to the seven clubs being named, The Times also claim that one club chief said there was 'particular anger' among some of the 13 clubs after Sheffield United voted against the ban.

Sheffield United is part-owned by Saudi prince Abdullah bin Musaid Al Saud, who is the founder of United World Group, which also holds entities such as Beerschot, Al-Hilal, Chateauroux, and Kerala United

Newcastle chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan and Amanda Staveley. Image: PA Images
Newcastle chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan and Amanda Staveley. Image: PA Images
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After the initial news was announced on Tuesday, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher gave his take on the situation.

"This arrangement were you need a 14/6 vote to get something passed in the Premier League meetings is ridiculous," he said on X. "12/8 seems much more sensible."

Newcastle, meanwhile, will be able to continue in their pursuit of Al Hilal midfielder Ruben Neves ahead of the January window as they look to replace Sandro Tonali following his lengthy ban.

Neves has been linked with a move to St James' Park for some time.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images

Topics: Premier League, Chelsea, Manchester City, Newcastle United, England

Jack Kenmare
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