Premier League clubs vote for longer summer transfer window

LONDON (AFP) – Premier League clubs voted yesterday to move the closing date of the summer transfer window to bring it into line with the rest of Europe.

At yesterday’s shareholders’ meeting, the clubs voted to revert to the traditional date at the end of August or early September after two seasons when the window closed on the eve of the campaign.

This year’s summer window will close at 1600 GMT on September 1 as August 31 is a public holiday.

A Premier League statement read, “At a shareholders’ meeting today, Premier League clubs voted to adopt a change to the summer transfer window closing date for season 2020/21.

“This will move the closing date back to the traditional point at the end of August/early September.”