Vital Football

Latest Crawley Town News

Transfer Windows To End Early?

Transfer Windows To End Early?

The Premier League and the EFL will both be seeking thoughts from member clubs on whether or not to close the summer transfer window before the season kicks off in coming years.

The current window, like many other major European leagues, closes on August 31 which is a full three weeks into the start of the Premier League campaign, and almost a full month into the campaign for sides in the EFL.

The Premier League shareholders meet on September 7 and a vote will be held on the subject then, and the EFL will also be tabling discussions and a vote next month.

The BBC quote an EFL spokesperson on the topic.

'The EFL board and its clubs have previously expressed the opinion that closing the window in advance of the season commencing would be an improvement on the current position. It will be important that all the consequences of such a decision are fully considered, as the requirements of our clubs are different to those in Europe's top flight leagues.'

With staggered windows across Europe, for example this season saw the French Ligue 1 window open a week before England, with Spain, Italy and Germany following a week after, European wide change is not on the cards and even if Premier League and EFL clubs support the change, it would have no effect to foreign sides attempting to sign players whilst their window remains open and ours would be shut.

ie Barcelona's move for Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho would remain legal within the rules, but Southampton's Virgil van Dijk would know for sure he was not moving to Liverpool or Chelsea. They certainly aren't the only sides with protracted deals this summer either.

A change could see those clubs against it or even agents potentially launch legal challenges, so it's far from cut and dry, but many would see the sense in having squad's and transfer speculation culled before the first kick off.

Bloggers


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday August 16 2017
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

0
d be good if all teams across Europe had the same opening and closing of the transfer windows however it's unlikely to happen.Transfers are getting ever increasingly difficult to complete,greedy agents,clubs and players all to some extent have a part to play in making those transfers difficult hence the window does need the extra time it currently has.
Le Hane
25/08/2017 14:53:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Joshua Tells It As It Is

Recent Crawley Town Articles

Boldewijn Takes PFA Player Of The Month For January

Crawley Town's Enzo Boldewijn has taken the PFA Fans' Player of the Month Award for January.

Boldewijn Shortlisted For PFA Player Of The Month Vote (Jan)

Following his performances over the month of January in League Two, Crawley Town's Enzio Boldewijn finds himself shortlisted this time around.

No Winter Break For The EFL

Earlier in the week the subject a winter break reappeared for the domestic game in this country, however the EFL have flatly ruled it out.

Football Discrimination On The Increase in 2017/18

A recent report from Kick It Out has found that there has been a 38% increase in incidents of discrimination so far this season.

Crawley Town Archived Articles

Vital Crawley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Crawley
Write For Vital Crawley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Crawley v Morecambe
Suggested By:
Crawley win33%
Morecambe win40%
Draw27%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Crawley Town Results (view all)

Crawley Town Fixtures

The Vital Football Members League