The Premier League summer transfer window opened early this year, with top-flight English clubs allowed to do business from the 17th May.
This is because the transfer window for the Premier League has been altered this year.
No longer will transfer deadline day come at the end of August, several weeks after the season had already kicked off.
Now it will close on 9th August, two days prior to the opening game of the season.
However with the World Cup in Russia taking place between 14th June and 15th July, that could lead to much of the business taking place in the final three weeks of the Premier League transfer window.
But another complication will be that clubs in other European leagues will have their own transfer windows and some will not close for several weeks after Premier League clubs are unable to complete any further business.
Howe told the Daily Echo…
“…Historically, I think World Cups have always delayed transfers as players want to focus on their matches – a good World Cup can mean one thing and a bad one can mean another for a player.
“Usually, they want to wait until after that tournament before deciding their futures…”
“…the other leagues not conforming to that deadline will mean a very interesting tussle between the foreign clubs and ourselves.
“It’s very difficult for me to give any clear idea on what will happen, I think we will have to wait and see.”
Putting 2 and 2 together….
Eddie says it’s a big transfer window; Eddie says he’s about to take a holiday break.
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