Deadline Day 2018: Why is the transfer window shutting at 5pm?

first_imgIt’s been a long hot summer, but club football is back.And after three months of big-money deals, near-misses and speculation, clubs are scrambling to get their final transfers done before the transfer window shuts. Getty Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener NEW ERA How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? FOOTBALL LATEST 1 possible xi highlights Jorginho is one of the big-name signings from this window center_img ALTERED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade When is Deadline Day?The final day that English clubs can buy players is August 9.This year’s window was brought forward and will therefore end earlier than the traditional August 31 finale.All other leagues in Europe are still following this model and therefore EFL clubs can still sell players until the usual deadline, as well as pick up players on loan.But in an effort to minimise disruption once the season has begun and provide much needed stability, the decision was taken to close the window before a ball is even kicked in the Premier League.Why is the window shutting at 5pm?You’re all used to the bongs of Big Ben bringing Deadline Day to a close.But this year is different, due to the Premier League kicking off just over 24 hours later on August 10 at Old Trafford.The window shuts at 5pm so that players signed late in the day can be registered in time to appear for their new club at the weekend. gameday Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? smart causal last_img

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