The Football Association and the Premier League are debating the dates for the summer transfer window.
That is despite FIFA’s Transfer Matching System publishing a provisional window of June 9th to August 31st.
In 2017 the Premier League voted to close the summer window before the start of the new season, but they reverted to going back to the old system in line with the rest of Europe in February last year.
The pandemic, and the scheduling chaos that brought in its wake, meant further changes to last year’s dates.
One issue that has yet to be determined is when the 2021-2022 Premier League season will start. Managers and clubs will hoping to avoid the situation seen this campaign where the lack of proper rest for players in the summer and the lack of a pre-season has contributed to the large crop of injuries which some clubs have experienced, defending champions Liverpool being a case in point.
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.