Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has reiterated his view that new signings should not be able to play in rescheduled Premier League games.
After the Saints’ clash with Newcastle was canceled, the Austrian insisted it was “not fair” for the new hires to play in revamped matches.
And, after Burnley vs Leicester was postponed on Friday, he repeated those comments, saying the Premier League and clubs need to be more transparent about the situation.
It comes after Chris Wood moved from the Clarets to relegation rivals Newcastle, which prevented them from having enough players for this weekend’s game.
“I think they’ve opened the door now and you can’t be surprised if people are walking,” he said.
“I can’t speak about the situation there [at Burnley] with the Covid, that’s why they cancel matches normally. We have no view, no transparency so we can’t say anything.
“The rest is just speculation, they [Burnley] just lost his attacker [Chris Wood], I do not know. The Premier League has to deal with this.
“That’s why I’m saying new recruits shouldn’t be allowed to play [in rearranged games] if they weren’t there before.
“It’s a problem the Premier League has now and it’s difficult to resolve at the moment.”
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