Peterborough United chairman and co-owner Darragh MacAnthony has proposed a new loan system for League One and League Two clubs.

Peterborough United chairman and co-owner Darragh MacAnthony has said that he would like to see a draft system introduced to help League One and Two clubs bring in players on loan from the Premier League.

To quote MacAnthony, he thinks that the 48 League One and Two clubs are being “absolutely shafted” by the Premier League. To stop this, the Posh chairman wants to introduce an NFL draft style system.

“Can you imagine the entertainment every June?”, MacAnthony told BBC Sport.

“This show is filmed live, all 48 clubs go to Wembley – and the young players are there – they wait in a draft room until their number is called and then they’re presented.”

“We went after a couple of Premier League loans in the summer and we were quoted £5,000 a week for a 52-week loan, when the season is only 40 odd weeks,” he said.

“Also we had to accommodate them, so it would end up costing us nearly £6,000 a week for a 19-year-old, from whatever club you might want to quote in the Premier League.

“I hate that and it just went against every bone in my body that we’d be paying all this money, when we’re going to have to develop someone else’s player.

“I’m happy to sit down with the EFL, or for them to read my Twitter feed, and take this forward.

“I’ve put it out there, I’ve started the conversation – let’s see if the powers that be have the intelligence to pick up on what I’m saying and run with it.”


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