Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has branded FIFA's transfer windows system as a "joke".
He said: "I think the transfer window is a joke. The system favours the big clubs with the big squads and impedes the smaller clubs.
"We've lost a lot of players through injuries, but haven't been able to sign anyone to give us a lift until now. It's nonsense.
"We live in a country of free trade and it should be free trade."