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EFL | Clubs Indicate Support for Early Closure of Transfer Window

6:55 pm Thursday, 21 September 2017
The EFL have released a statement confirming that, following a meeting between all 72 clubs in the English Football League, clubs have indicated they would be in favour of an earlier closure of the transfer window from next season onwards.
The EFL have released a statement confirming that clubs have indicated they would be in favour of an earlier closure of the transfer window from next season onwards.

The decision was taken at a meeting of all 72 clubs and, subject to further discussions, will be put to a formal vote in February next year ahead of any changes being implemented in time for the 2018 Summer Window.

While the EFL is under no obligation to make any changes, the EFL outlined a suggested approach that differs from the recent adjustment by the Premier League, whereby a shorter window for permanent transfers would be introduced, but clubs could continue to sign players on loan until the traditional end of the window on 31st August. Clubs overwhelmingly supported the approach.

EFL Chief Executive Shaun Harvey, speaking via EFL.com, said; "Today was all about understanding a direction of travel in what is a hugely emotive matter not only for clubs and managers but supporters as well. The clubs have been clear in their mandate and we will now go away and look to develop a set of proposals before moving this matter on to the next stage, which would be a formal vote in order to change our regulations."


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