Nottingham Forest recently announced that they were coming out of their transfer embargo. The club have struggled with Financial Fair Play regulations for the past two seasons and have been forced into signing players on free transfers and loans.
Despite that the club did manage to bring in some very good players. The likes of Nelson Oliveira, Gary Gardner and Dani Pinillos all arrived on loans or free transfers and performed well – along with many others.
This, according to one Ipswich Town defender, does not seem fair.
Luke Chambers, the Tractor Boys captain, is not happy with the current regulations regarding the FFP rules and says Forest have been ‘crying’ over their transfer embargo. He told the Ipswich Star:
“I’d like to see what is going to happen (this summer) with Financial Fair Play, because not every team in the top-six can go up.
“I’d love to see if there’s any punishment handed out.
“Although when teams have broken Financial Fair Play rules in the past they have still been able to sign players. I have heard the likes of (Nottingham) Forest crying that they can’t sign players, yet they still are (making signings), on big wages and loans, so there is obviously still ways around it.”
He didn’t stop at Forest. He also criticised Forest’s East Midlands rivals Derby County for their spending this summer:
“It’s something we don’t really want to get ourselves into, spending £30m like Derby have and having that pressure on them.
“If they don’t do it (win promotion) are they going to do it again and push again?"
It certainly seems Chambers is not pleased with the spending of his Championship rivals, as Ipswich maintain a frugal model in their hopes for promotion.
Forest have now come out of their transfer embargo after the sale of Michail Antonio to West Ham United last summer.
The Reds will now be able to sign players on permanent deals for a fee this summer and will be hoping to make some top additions at the City Ground.
No matter how much Chambers or anybody else doesn’t like it.