Premier League Transfer Window: Here are some of the details about the transfer window of the Premier League.
There is always a buzz among the supporters when the transfer window kicks on. The fans will be anticipating for their club to reinforce their squad by bringing in fresh faces to meet the board’s targets. Last year saw Premier League clubs spent £1.24 billion in the summer transfer window, with Liverpool shelling out nearly 10% of that value.
After missing out the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp’s side will be eager to strengthen their team for the next season in order to compete with Manchester City. Pep Guardiola is expected to spend a hefty sum after signing only Riyad Mahrez last summer. The Spaniard became the first manager since Sir Alex Ferguson to defend the Premier League title and he will continue to build a dynasty at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester United are in need of new signings to break into the Champions League place. Should Arsenal lift the Europa League, the Gunners will have a good transfer amount to spend for the next season. Revoke of a transfer ban for Chelsea looks highly unlikely.
Sides including Leicester City, Fulham, West Ham United, and Everton spent more than £80 million in the summer window alone, but couldn’t taste success. Whereas, Mauricio Pochettino, who has been a huge hit with Tottenham Hotspur, was not able to make signings because of stadium construction last summer.
We shall look at the transfer window information after the conclusion of an enthralling Premier League season.
When does the transfer window officially open?
This year, the transfer window for the Premier League clubs will open on Thursday, May 16, 00:01 GMT.
When is the transfer deadline day?
The transfer window for the English top flight sides will close on Thursday, August 8, 17:00, which for the second time in a row before the kick start of the new season.
Registrations must take place before the mentioned time and date to complete the formalities of a transfer.
Can teams make signings before the kick start of the transfer window?
Teams can agree on deals, but the paperwork will officially be conducted between the above-mentioned dates.
Clubs will be able to sign players only until August 8, but the players can make abroad moves until the end of that month.
Liverpool officially announced the signing of Fabinho on May 29 last year, but the Brazilian joined the squad only on July 1st when the pre-season kicked on.
When do out of contract players become free agents?
Players who are either released or run down their contracts will become free agents when their deal expires on June 30.
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera decided against signing a new contract and will be a free agent after the conclusion of this season.