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Platini calls for transfer debate

Uefa chief concerned by Beckham deal

Last Updated: 05/02/09 10:03pm

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Platini: Wants a debate

Platini: Wants a debate

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Uefa president Michel Platini is keen to meet with Fifa to open a debate regarding the future of the transfer window.

The recent January window has come in for criticism from several Premier League managers, who want a change to the current system.

Platini believes there are tweaks which could be made to improve the situation and expressed concerns about David Beckham's short-term move to AC Milan.

The former France and Juventus star believes discussions are needed in an attempt to produce a transfer system which meets with widespread approval.

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"It's not a problem of what we have to do or how long, it's a problem of tactics," Platini told Sky Sports News.

"It's a case of if we can change it, when we can change it and where we can change it - that is three questions we have to think about.

"I think at the next meeting with Fifa we will speak about it for the future because we have to have a regulation all over the world.

"With Beckham in Milan, he has a contract for three months, and if you have a contract for three months that means in the final of the Champions League we have Chelsea or Manchester who can buy a player for two matches!

"We have some questions on the regulations to respect. I have no idea, but we can open the debate."

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