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26th Mar 2022

Premier League block Burnley bid to sign Victor Moses from Spartak Moscow

Callum Boyle

Victor Moses

Burnley have seen their approach blocked by the Premier League

The Premier League have blocked Burnley’s attempt to sign Victor Moses from Spartak Moscow for the remainder of the season.

Burnley, Moses and Spartak were all open to the move given the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Why have the Premier League blocked Burnley’s move for Moses?

The English top flight have ruled against the completion of a short-term deal due to concerns over the sporting integrity, with the official transfer window closing for the season.

Following the Russian invasion, FIFA and UEFA announced that foreign players who were at Russian and Ukrainian clubs would be allowed to join other European teams on short-term deals until the end of the season after both domestic leagues were suspended.

While some players have tried to find moves away, several have requested to cancel their contracts altogether to allow them to return home.

Are any leagues following the same action as the Premier League?

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The Premier League are not the only league to have taken this action, with Germany’s Bundesliga and Italy’s Serie A also stopping clubs from signing players from the two leagues.

LaLiga of Spain however is rumoured to be allowing players from the Russian and Ukrainian leagues on short-term deals until the end of the current season.

As a result it means that unless a Spanish club comes in for Moses, he will have to remain in Russia and as a Spartak Moscow player for the foreseeable future.

Burnley are not the only club to have registered an interest in foreign players competing in Ukraine and Russia. As reported by Alex Crook of TalkSPORT earlier this month, both Southampton and Leicester City have also registered an interest in signing Shakhtar Donetsk winger Tete, but would almost certainly face the same problems as Burnley.

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