Which clubs voted against the early Premier League transfer day?

Sep 11, 2017, 00:36
Which clubs voted against the early Premier League transfer day?

Players can be still be sold to clubs outside of the league after the new deadline has passed, so there's nothing to stop clubs on the continent from picking off players after the season has started, without the selling clubs having the ability to replace them.

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The summer transfer window will now shut at 5pm on the Thursday before the first game of the season but the change will only affect incoming signings. The vote was not unanimous and clubs will still be able to sell players until the end of the normal window.

There is a strong chance that other European league could also follow premier league's example and cut short the summer transfer window.

To throw up one potential problem in a transfer window that has become so much more fractious this year, it could allow bigger foreign clubs to string their English counterparts along; to leverage the very regulations against them.

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This means clubs will not be allowed to register any new players after 5pm on Thursday, August 9, 2018, although they will be able to sell players to clubs in leagues where the window is still open, as is now the case.

The decision to close the window before the season doesn't actually shorten the period in which clubs can conduct business, with the window now beginning earlier to ensure clubs still have a 12-week period in line with Federation Internationale de Football Association rules. It will come as a welcome move for many, especially Coaches who had become exhausted of making plans for a season only to see them scuppered by a last-minute successful bid accepted for one of their players.

Ronald Koeman was dead right earlier this week when he said that voting to close the window for English clubs without reciprocation from other leagues was "silly".

It's unclear why this five voted against, or avoided, it but in the case of United and City it's probably down to how long it can take to land certain players.

The summer transfer window was one the craziest we have ever seen.

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Wolfsburg sporting director Olaf Rebbe added: "That will be hard because of the different starts of the season".

The Premier League's move was announced following a meeting of club officials and is not believed to have been agreed unanimously. "We are in serious discussions over shortening the transfer window".

The Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, has also backed closing the window earlier, while some would prefer a return to the old days when there was no transfer window at all.

Managers have complained that the roiling market that comes to a boil just when teams are starting to find their feet after playing a few competitive matches is far too disruptive, especially when interdependent deals entangle several players and multiple clubs.

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