Fifa Confirms Premier League Transfer Window Deadline Change

Fifa confirms Premier League transfer window will open early on June 9 after clubs voted to finalise deals before start of 2018/19 season.

The Deadline Day for transfers will now be on August 9, while English Football League clubs set to vote whether they’d be in favour of an early closure

Deadline Day is one of thee most eagerly anticipated and exciting days of the football calendar for fans, and there could be TWO of them this August.

While the Prem window closes on Thursday, August 9 at 5pm  – two days before the opening match – the official FIFA window still shuts on August 31.

This means that while English teams will not be allowed to buy after August 9, players could be sold to foreign clubs.

The transfer window has been brought forward to stop side’s from panic buying and reduce inflated prices quoted for players.

And now EFL side’s are looking at the possibility of closing the window before August 4 – with all 72 clubs to vote this month.

Shaun Harvey, the EFL chief executive, said back in September: “The clubs have been clear in their mandate and we will now go away and look to develop a set of proposals before moving this matter on to the next stage, which would be a formal vote in order to change our regulations.” Sun UK reports.

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