Contractual transfer fees paid by Scottish football clubs: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

"Are football clubs who received such funding from the government allowed to pay contractual transfer fees when acquiring players and at the time have not settled such a government advance/loan?"


The answer to your question is yes. The loan agreement between the clubs and the Scottish Government does not restrict clubs' payment of contractual transfer fees before the loan is repaid.

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Central Enquiry Unit
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The Scottish Government
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