How Scottish football is going to be affected by Fifa's season extension, including player contracts and transfer market

Fifa are set to unveil plans for the current campaign

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Fifa are set to announce an indefinite extension to the current season which could have ramifications for player contracts and the transfer market in Scottish football.

There has been uncertainty as to the future of the 2019/2020 campaign with Uefa having discussions as well as the club in Scotland but without any clear guidance.

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According to The Athletic, Fifa will unveil plans in the next 48 hours, of a worldwide plan to extend the season indefinitely meaning each country can decide when the current term finishes.

Fifa are set to extend the season indefinitely. Picture: GettyFifa are set to extend the season indefinitely. Picture: Getty
Fifa are set to extend the season indefinitely. Picture: Getty

In addition, they are set to make changes to the date of the summer transfer window, while allowing for players contracts which end in the next few months to extend their contracts.

There are more than 100 players in the Ladbrokes Premiership whose contracts expire at the end of May, while there are others on loan from their parent club.

Europe’s governing body Uefa are keen for all divisions to be played to a conclusion and have had discussions with Belgium after their top-flight was set to be completed as is.

Uefa warned against a premature end to the season with reports that European places could be in jeopardy.

According to the Daily Record, Celtic are apparently keen on playing the remainder of the 19/20 campaign, while Hearts chief Ann Budge has revealed that she told the SPFL that the club would seek legal advice if they were demoted without playing the full allocation of games.