Soccer, also known as soccer in the United States, is possibly the most popular sport in the world. Among hundreds of professional soccer leagues, the English Premier League, the Spanish League and the Italian Lega Calcio Serie A are the best known. The English Premier League (EPL) is considered the best because hundreds of world-class soccer players play in this league. Now, however, La Liga is beginning to rival the EPL because many Spanish teams have started to "buy" talented players.

The presence of superstar players in a soccer league creates a difference in the overall atmosphere of the competition. Take Major League Soccer in the United States, for example. In the past, MLS didn't get a lot of attention from Americans. But after the arrival of David Beckham, who is a living legend of football from England, MLS has become increasingly popular.

Today, soccer is no longer about the games we watch every weekend. It has become a huge industry in which billions of dollars circulate annually. Professional gamers have become famous because they have thousands of followers and also because of their glamorous lifestyle.

One of the most talked about topics among soccer fans each year is the transfer of players. The last and most phenomenal move was the transfer of Fernando Torres earlier this year. Chelsea Football Club paid £ 50 million to have him resign from his old Liverpool Football Club team, making it the most expensive transfer in EPL history.

The concept of player transfer was introduced by the Football Association of England more than a century ago, with the purpose of supporting professionalism in football. The regulations state that before a new season begins, all teams must register all players with FIFA, which is the international governing body for football. All players registered with one team cannot register with other teams. Player transfers are not allowed outside of the "transfer window". The transfer window is the period in which football clubs can recruit players from other clubs to be their players.

The move is completed when the new team has registered the new player with FIFA. There are two windows: one before the new season begins and one in the middle of the season. The schedules depend on the regulations established by the soccer authority of each country, but generally last the same amount of time for all the leagues of the world.

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How the transfer of a soccer player works