Italy to abolish buyback clauses?

FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has confirmed that Italy could abolish buyback clauses in transfers.

Buyback options were only permitted in Italian football last summer, when it was still being run by a commissionership, but Gravina made it clear they were not in place to stay.

“It’s a measure that was suitable during the commissioner period,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“We’re weighing things up and I hope to propose the amendment of the rule by March 20 so that the Federal Council can cancel this change.”

The only high-profile buyback in Serie A last summer saw Juventus sell defender Giangiacomo Magnani to Sassuolo with a right to repurchase for €12m.

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