FIFA upset over Fulham deal for Aston Villa fullback Shorey

Fulham loan signing Nicky Shorey could be in hot water with FIFA.

Fulham loan signing Nicky Shorey could be in hot water with FIFA.

The Daily Mail says Shorey is on a collision course with FIFA because he played for his third club this season when he made his Fulham debut against Portsmouth on Wednesday.

The world body are unhappy that English football continues to provide a loophole to avoid their transfer rules, which state that players can represent a maximum of two clubs in one season.

The former England full back played for Fulham after signing on loan from Aston Villa, following an earlier nine-game spell at Nottingham Forest. But Shorey and Fulham are backed by the FA, the Premier League and the Football League, all of whom classify his time at Forest as an emergency loan.

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