DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, has launched an outspoken attack on the transfer window system ahead of Friday’s deadline for new signings.
Wilson called on FIFA to abolish the controversial method of buying and selling players but admitted his plea, echoed by the majority of English clubs, is certain to fall on deaf ears. “I get sick of the windows,” Wilson told The Star. “Completely sick of them.
“Who does it benefit? What exactly does it achieve?
“It certainly doesn’t help anyone in the lower leagues. In fact, it doesn’t help anyone outside of the Premier League.
“As far as I’m concerned, it’s got to be a restraint of trade but the powers-that-be seem to want them so, until they don’t, I’m sure they’re going to stay.”
United hope to sell Richard Cresswell and Nick Montgomery as part of their efforts to comply with new financial legislation governing expenditure on players ahead of this weekend’s League One fixture with AFC Bournemouth.
But Wilson fears Stephen Quinn could also be lured away from Bramall Lane before the visit of Paul Groves’ side. Charlton Athletic are among those clubs known to be monitoring Quinn’s situation closely, although Wilson, speaking after United’s draw with Colchester, insisted the influential midfielder is far from certain to depart.
Bournemouth’s Harry Arter will miss the trip to South Yorkshire after a red card of his career against Preston.
“I let down the manager, the players and the supporters,” Arter said