Bruce predicts curtains for the transfer window

SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce believes the transfer window will be scrapped when a player eventually challenges the system in court as a restraint of trade.

Bruce succeeded in pushing through a loan deal for Manchester City striker Benjani Mwaruwari despite missing the Monday deadline, but said the episode might otherwise have provided a test case.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if a player stops it by saying it’s a restriction of trade,” said Bruce.

“Benjani has come up here now to try to earn himself a contract. If the deal hadn’t gone through, it restricts his career, it restricts his movement.

“That’s why we carry the squads we carry. They are too big and we can’t keep them all happy.”
Benjani could make his Black Cats debut tomorrow when they host Wigan in the Premier League.