News just breaking is that English Premier League clubs have voted unanimously to close the transfer window before the start of every season.
For sometime now in the EPL, there have been talks by managers especially by Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, consistently championing the idea of ensuring that the transfer window shuts before the commencement of the new season to allow for focus and concentration on the path of the players.
“Many things happen in the last second, which I regret,” Wenger said. “That’s why I believe it’s important that we change that and close all that stuff before the championship starts. Even in the games, you sit there before the games and even in players’ minds they have no clarity.
“Are they in? Are they out? Are they half in? Are they half out? Are they tapped up in the afternoon of the game by people who want to get them out? It’s not the way to work and it’s uncomfortable. Every single manager in the league would agree that it’s time to kick that out before the season starts and not continue to have players in the dressing room who are half out and half in,” the Arsenal manager said according to the telegraph.
A decision has however been reached today to ensure that EPL transfer window closes by 5pm on the Thursday before the start of the new season. EPL clubs would be unable to bring in new players after the Thursday deadline but can sell to other leagues provided their transfer window remains open.