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Premier League approves major change to transfer window from 2018/19

11 September, 2017, 00:20 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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The Premier League's move means that while clubs will be able to sell until that date, buying activity will cease on 9 August for the 2018-19 season.

Zinedine Zidane and Carlo Ancelotti have both backed the Premier League's decision to change the closing of the summer transfer window to before the start of the season.

The five who voted against were Manchester City, Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Watford and Swansea City.

"The clubs just think it's wrong that, going into the first game of the season, they could be playing against a player that, a few weeks later, could be playing for a different club", said Scudamore. "The Premier League's decision to end the transfer window early is wise".

Club representatives of the 20 English top flight teams met on Thursday to vote for an early closure of the transfer window going forward, as Sky Sports confirmed.

Premier League clubs spent £770m to acquire players from overseas clubs (2016: £720m), representing 54% of total gross transfer expenditure.

Leonid Slutsky's Hull side face Derby County away in the Championship on Friday night
Leonid Slutsky's Hull side face Derby County away in the Championship on Friday night

It remains unclear why would the Premier League clubs make this kind of decision, taking into the consideration that the biggest deals are made on the transfer window deadline.

Swansea head coach Paul Clement said: "I welcome it - my view has not changed and it has been further reinforced because it got insane towards the final days". Starting next season, Premier League clubs will only be able to sign players up until 5 PM on the Thursday before the start of the season. "Therefore I would say that the window might be too long and I would support it being shorter".

The future of players such as Sanchez, Coutinho, Virgil Van Dijk, Ross Barkley and Riyad Mahrez remained unclear up until deadline day. Quite possibly others will follow suit. The flip side to that is of course clubs will have to be much more proactive, possibly pay even more inflated prices with a smaller window to conclude deals and, for players who harbour dreams of a move elsewhere, less time to find new employers.

"Clubs agreed after discussing the topic at length at previous Shareholders' Meetings (February 2017 and June 2017) prior to today's vote".

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has also given his support to making the close-season player trading period, introduced by world governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association in 2002, shorter. Having such a long transfer window creates turmoil, a well-run club succeeds by planning out a transfer campaign.


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