Player Transfers(posted: 18/01/24)
We are receiving completed TAN 4 transfer forms and related player registration cards - signed off by Club Officers – which are in breach of the FA’s Notice of Approach Transfer Rules.
Football Association Rule C requires your Secretary to contact the player’s existing club BEFORE you take any other action. ….
“Any Club wishing to approach a Player registered with or having played for any other Club must give the secretary of each such Club, seven days’ formal written notice of theintention to approach the Player.”
If you approach a player before giving 'written notice' and before waiting 7 days, you are making an illegal approach and you lay yourself open to a charge from your County FA (and the transfer will be delayed).
Please follow the Notice of Approach rules before sending anything to the League.