EFL Clubs Approve Split Approach to Summer Transfer Window EFL Clubs Approve Split Approach to Summer Transfer Window
EFL Clubs Approve Split Approach to Summer Transfer Window

EFL Clubs Approve Split Approach to Summer Transfer Window

The EFL have released a statement confirming that the 72 clubs have come to terms on an agreement which will see teams in League's One and Two able to sign players, either permanently or on loan, up until 31st August, with clubs in the Championship facing a much shorter deadline.
Last season the EFL announced that it had agreed to shorten the summer Transfer Window, with the organisation opting to align itself with the decision the Premier League had taken in September 2017, however, following a consultation with member clubs, the EFL has now decided to introduce two windows.

In a statement, released via, the organisation confirms; EFL Clubs have today confirmed their backing for a revised approach to the closure of the summer transfer window in voting through proposals that will introduce different transfer deadlines for Clubs in the Championship, and those in League One and League Two.

Consultation with Clubs has been ongoing in recent weeks and months, with Clubs giving indicative support ahead of a formal vote at an Extraordinary General Meeting, held earlier today (Thursday).

The amendments to the Regulations mean the following
• The deadline for Championship Clubs for all incoming permanent and loan registrations closes at 5pm on the Thursday prior to the commencement of the Premier League season.
• A deadline of 31 August for League One and League Two Clubs for all permanent and loan registrations, thereby providing increased flexibility in relation to trading between Clubs in those two divisions.

EFL Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said; "I’m pleased that the matter has been determined and thereby ensuring Clubs have sufficient time to prepare ahead of the summer transfer window opening in June.

"It is right that Clubs were given the opportunity to determine the direction of travel in order to come to a decision that benefitted their own individual transfer policies."
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