Loans v Free

Baily Wright arrived yesterday on loan for the rest of the season, but his Bristol City contract expires in the summer. So why loan? Obviously a short term deal protects Sunderland, if he’s injured or a flop then he leaves come June, but what do Bristol gain from officially having him remain their player? His contract is up, so they’ve no investment to protect; they can’t recall him due to the transfer window ‘slamming shut’. Just one of football’s little quirks I guess

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