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Juventus boss backs Premier League transfer window move

Juventus boss backs Premier League transfer window move

Clubs from other parts of Europe will continue to abide by the previous system and follow the Federation Internationale de Football Association calendar, which is closure of transfer window on the last day of August.

"The risk is minimal and even those powerful clubs have to know if we can't buy players we're not going to sell", said Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

"This is for Premier League clubs only and has no bearing on other leagues and competitions".

Premier League clubs voted that new players not be allowed to register after 1600 GMT on the Thursday before the season starts.

The issue they have is that not all players may be 100% focussed on the opening games of the season, especially if there is speculation surrounding their future, such as the situation surrounding Alexis Sanchez this summer.

UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin says he supports Premier League plans to close the transfer window before action gets under way on the pitch next season.

"To have a transfer window that runs into the season and overlaps the season I think is really poor".

Jurgen Klopp's side have made an impressive start to the new campaign, taking seven points from their first three fixtures and thrashing rivals Arsenal 4-0 last time out.

Europe's other major leagues - Spain's Liga, Italy's Serie A, the German Bundesliga and France's Ligue 1 - now face a decision about whether to fall into line with England. It would make sense for the dates to be aligned with the Premier League and any unintended consequences need to be thought through.

It had previously been widely reported that the majority of clubs were in favour of the move, though some raised concerns about closing the window much earlier than other European leagues.

The Premier League transfer window will now close before the English top flight season starts.

The issue was previously discussed at length at two shareholders' meetings in February and June, with a vote taken on Thursday (7 September). I don't, however, think this will be a huge problem, for a couple reasons.


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