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Premier League approves change in transfer window rules

Premier League approves change in transfer window rules

By: SportBusiness International team

7 Sep 2017
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The English Premier League has today (Thursday) become the first major European football league to revamp rules governing the summer transfer window, with the deadline for incoming deals set to close before the start of the 2018-19 season.

The rule amendment means the summer window will close at 5pm GMT on the Thursday before the start of the season, meaning August 9 for the 2018-19 campaign compared to August 31 for this season.

The new rule, which applies only to the acquisition of players, will be for Premier League clubs only and has no bearing on other leagues and competitions. Clubs will still have the ability to sell players to other leagues in which the transfer window is open, as they can now to leagues that have different transfer window dates, such as Major League Soccer.

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