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Exclusive: Football plotting contract changes, midfielder set for Arsenal reunion, Everton to rival Leicester for defender and more

13 days ago   |   By CaughtOffside

In his fortnightly exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football's first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure in the forming of the Premier League, discusses how contracts in football are set to change, which player Everton could look to sign following Frank Lampard's sacking, a surprise candidate to succeed Gareth Southgate, and much more... ------------------------ Football facing contract changes... Todd Boehly has been quite clever by amortizing the cost of players by offering them seven or eight-year deals. Most managers have a mitigation clause in their...
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Exclusive: Football set for major contract rule change

Exclusive: Football set for major contract rule change

13 days ago   |   By CaughtOffside

Football's regulatory bodies are set to change their current rules relating to the length of time a player can be offered a contract. Traditionally, contract offers have nearly always been between three and five years. However, following new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly's unusual approach to signings, according to Jon Smith, a man who was instrumental in the founding of the Premier League back in 1992, the sport is set to overhaul its current ruleset. Boehly, despite being in charge of the Blues for less than 12 months, has already spent close to £500m, including £88.5m on winger Mykhailo...
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