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Summer transfer window to be delayed

The Summer transfer window is officially due to open on June 10, 2020, even though many deals will not become official until July 1st.

However, in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, an agreement is likely to be reached to delay the start of the transfer window until the current seasons are completed across Europe.

The Premier League voted to extend this summer’s transfer window and due to a quirk of the calendar, this summer the Premier League will actually trade for an extra 24 hours compared to the rest of Europe. Aug. 31 is a public holiday in England this year, so the window will close at 5 p.m. BST (noon ET) on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The Summer transfer window could now open as late as mid-August meaning the transfer window could run through September and beyond.

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It is one of the topics for discussion at tomorrow’s UEFA meeting and again at the Premier League chairman virtual meeting on Friday.

This might be a transfer window of the likes we have never seen before and player prices could crash with all clubs desperately short of money.

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Summer transfer window to be delayed

  1. Seems a bit strange to be setting a date for summer transfer windows when no one really knows when games will be played again and if when games do resume that they might want to complete the current season to appease all teams concerned as well as maybe the broadcasters too.

    In reality no one really knows how long this pandemic will last, it may last until a vaccine is available which could be 12-18 months away and who knows where global economies will be by then??

    And if that is so who knows how many teams will be able to rise from the ashes of what’s left of football leagues around the world!!

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