Premier League clubs vote for early closure of transfer window

That means the next episode of Coutinho to Barcelona can not now be prevented due to the Premier League's stance. (Despite his actual transfer taking place after this match). "It is unusual that the season starts, you can play for one club and then you can switch and just play for the next one, which is not good for the competition".

The window closed last Thursday, three weeks after the new season had started. No one is happy to have a long transfer window. "When official competition restarts, it must stop, that's clear". In fact, it could make things a lot worse.

They could promise English targets or English-based players a deal, only to then wait until the Premier League window closes, and then not end up signing the player. For me, if this period is shorter it is better. English teams won't be forced to sell - the Spanish window, for example, was open an extra day longer this year and very little action came of that - but facing several weeks of potential transfer pressure without the ability to acquire a replacement could be problematic. It is a noble quest that the Premier League is embarking on but one that is totally useless without adherence from everyone. Juventus CEO Beppe Marrota is a supporter of Premier League's decision.

Championship clubs spend £195m on transfers, 9% less than 2016's record. "Now we have to extend the discussion to a European level", said Marotta.

Dan Jones, Partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, commented: "Premier League clubs have broken their own record for transfer expenditure for the sixth summer in a row".

You only have to look at the problems Leicester City have faced this window in trying to buy Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon right up against deadline, having sold Danny Drinkwater to Chelsea.

Plenty of talk but, as yet, no legislation.

The vote by the Premier League shareholders was not unianimous as expected.

On Thursday, Brighton manager Chris Hughton, who signed Sporting Lisbon defender Ezequiel Schelotto but missed out on Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen on deadline day, welcomed the decision.

Manchester United and Manchester City were among five clubs who voted against the Premier League's plans to move up the transfer deadline, a source has confirmed to ESPN FC. Swansea City, Burnley and Stoke City were the others.

Also read: Does Wenger's idea of scrapping the January transfer window make sense? .


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