Premier League clubs are going to discuss moving the transfer window back so that it is aligned with the rest of Europe again.
Sides in the Premier League and EFL Championship saw their own transfer window close on August 8th, some three weeks before the rest of Europe. However, this has led to some squads being disrupted because players are distracted as a result of speculation linking them to moves away before the European deadlines expire.
Several clubs, Spurs being amongst the most prominent, want to revert to the old system, which prevailed prior to 2018, whereby the English window would be aligned with clubs on the continent again. Under Premier League rules, 14 votes would be required to approve the motion for change, which may not be formally tabled until November or even the New Year, although Premier League clubs are expected to discuss the idea informally in a meeting on September 12th.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.