London, July 15 (IANS) Premier League on Wednesday announced fresh dates for the summer transfer window that will take place after the end of the current season.
The entire football calendar has been ravaged by coronavirus pandemic and the revamped season called for new dates with respect to the transfer market.
Previously, the transfer season in England began from July 1 till before the first match of the new season. But now, according to the new dates, clubs will be able to buy/sell/loan players from July 27 till October 5.
“The window will open for 10 weeks at the end of the current Premier League season, starting on 27 July and ending on 5 October,” the Premier League said in a statement uploaded on their Twitter handle.
“Following consultation with the EFL, a domestic-only window will be added from 5 October, closing 17:00 BST on 16 October.
“During this window, Premier League clubs will only be able to trade with EFL clubs (either loans or permanent registrations). No transfers can take place between Premier League clubs in this period,” the statement added.
This new summer transfer window, which is still to be ratified by FIFA, is set to clash with multiple ongoing competitions. The FA Cup final is currently scheduled to be held on August 1 while the Champions League and Europa League, which has multiple representations from England, will finish in mid-August.