Transfer Window: EPL officials agree July 27 for commencement of player’s agreements

Transfer Window: EPL officials agree July 27 for commencement of player’s agreements

- Transfer window for Premier League players will now open on July 27

- The date for the commencement was moved further due to the lockdown

- A second window which will allow EFL clubs trade players will however open on October 5

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Transfer window in the English Premier League will now open on July 27 as officials finally agree the new date for top clubs to buy and sell players.

The exercise is billed to run for ten weeks starting from the following day the league season ends and then climax on October 5.

Aside that the topflight clubs will be able to do business among each other, clubs in the EFL will have theirs during the second window which begins from October 5, closing at 5pm on October 16.

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The second window will not allow Premier League clubs to buy or sell any player.

Recall that this development was necessary as dates for the transfer window were shifted due to the lockdown which crippled football activities for about three months.

However, the EFL have confirmed that its transfer window will also open the same date with that of the Premier League.

Transfer Window: EPL officials agree July 27 for commencement of player’s agreements
Transfer Window to commence on July 27. Photo Credit: Gerry Images
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As a result, the window will still be open three weeks into the commencement of the 2020/2021 season as the September 12 date has been marked for the start of the next football season in the UK.

Premier League clubs were keen for the window to open as quickly as possible after the end of the season but there remains concern that players still in action may be unsettled.

The FA Cup final is scheduled for August 1 while the Champions League and Europa League - involving the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolves - continues into August.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Manchester City saw their 2-year-ban from European competition lifted on Monday, July 13, but eight Premier League clubs have now stepped-up their fight against the Citizens.

Pep Guardiola's side were previously handed a two-season ban from competing in Europe after they were found guilty of transfer irregularities.

The Etihad outfit appealed the ban and it has now been lifted and they will compete in next season's competition but they were handed a fine of £9million for failing to cooperate.

“In any case it's a disgraceful decision,” Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said in his Tuesday press conference when asked about CAS's verdict.

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