Pompey given 'special dispensation' for transfers
Pompey's transfer embargo has been lifted, well not lifted, but amended slightly with the football league giving us a 'case by case' dispensation to bring in some players, as a football league spokesman told The News.
Although 'reducing our wage bill' is also something that the football league is helping us with apparently: 'the Football League is working with the club to help it reduce its wage bill.
'As part of this process, it has given the club permission to bring in replacement players on a case-by-case basis.'
We all know this apparent 20-squad rule, right?
As our squad has dipped below 20, with it standing at 17, we have 'special dispensation' to sign up to 3 players.
I would 'guess' that if we did this, clearly with free agents or loans, we could add others when others are sold - that is the 'case by case' basis they refer to I would imagine?
At least we now appear to have it confirmed that we can top up the squad, again I would say, and rightly so, loans and free agents are the only deals we can/will do.
The first arrival will almost certainly be Ibrahima Sonko, who was signed on a season long loan from Stoke last week subject to league approval.
PLAY UP POMPEY!