Premier League to approve changes to summer transfer window

Mohamed Salah scored on his Liverpool debut in the dramatic 3-3 draw away at Watford

Mohamed Salah scored on his Liverpool debut in the dramatic 3-3 draw away at Watford

The 20 clubs in English Premier League are set to vote against summer transfer window going on while the league is on.

The new transfer window period would certainly have a big impact on the nature of the deals being done towards the end of the window and should allow for more of a focus on the football itself once the season starts.

Although transfer rumors between leagues will still crop up beyond the new deadline, the total volume of mid-August PL transfer rumors should be reduced, bringing a bit of relief to fans, managers, and players who are exhausted of the speculation-and, more importantly, some clubs will have less work to do in terms of incorporating new players into their squads and more stability for the beginning of the season.

The plan will be voted on when Premier League clubs reconvene on September 7.

Would make sense. Can't see why Watford would oppose it?

But unless the rest follow suit, the Premier League could be leaving itself exposed to losing its best players to wealthy foreign clubs free to spend until the final hours of their own deadline. The current transfer window is scheduled to close August 31, almost three weeks after the Premier League season opened with Arsenal's victory against Leicester City on Friday.

The January transfer window would be unaffected by these proposals as talks are now only related to the summer window.

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It seems unlikely, but the question will be raised at some point during the final hours of the window because it is impossible to believe that all clubs will agree to suspend transfer business in order to avoid distracting global teams.

"It would have helped us this year (if the window shut when the season began)", Klopp said. "There's a phenomenon and then people start looking for answers", the Reds boss said Monday.

"I don't really understand why it goes to the end of August".

"People will still be unable to make their minds up and clubs won't be agreeing deals".

"I don't like the idea of last-minute pushing and shoving, but even with the deadline being brought forward there will be ridiculous things happening before the window closes".

If it comes into effect, the new transfer window would surely be interesting for the fans, with business getting done quicker and earlier.

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