Representatives of each club will discuss the measure at next month's shareholders meeting, with the possibility that the transfer window could close prior to the start of the 2018-19 campaign.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman publicly advocated for moving the transfer deadline over the weekend and there is believed to be broad support for the idea, although Watford are one club known to oppose it.
Changes to Premier League rules of this magnitude require a 14-vote majority.
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1 Posted 15/08/2017 at 18:56:56
2 Posted 15/08/2017 at 19:02:45
3 Posted 15/08/2017 at 19:47:06
4 Posted 15/08/2017 at 19:51:14
I've been advocating this for years. The transfer window should open the day after the CL final and close on August 1st. Two and a half months to do your deals. Maybe a week or so later to accommodate the rest of Europe and that's it.
5 Posted 15/08/2017 at 19:55:13
6 Posted 15/08/2017 at 22:14:32
7 Posted 15/08/2017 at 22:22:41
8 Posted 16/08/2017 at 02:40:07
Jim White will be on his hotline to Moshiri crying his eyes out! Their thunder will be stolen by the season itself starting, rather than this circus disrupting the first few months of very season as players have to bed in at clubs with the season already underway.
I'd be prepared to Skybet that Sky manage to get this idea blocked.
9 Posted 16/08/2017 at 13:15:22
I'd go back to what it was pre-2002 when transfer deadline day was in late March.
10 Posted 16/08/2017 at 22:44:19
11 Posted 16/08/2017 at 22:57:03
This closed window malarkey is quite a recent 'initiative.'
Under the old system the window opened early summer and didn't close again until mid-March. This gave the clubs (and players) 9 months year round to make transfers.
It also allowed clubs fighting for titles or against relegation the opportunity to reinforce their squad, particularly for the final run-in.
The two small windows of opportunity that now exists is, IMO, far more detrimental in terms of disruption to teams and players and in the inflated fees paid.
There would not be the sense of urgency to get deals done in summer or January and fees would be more 'reasonable' than the hyper-inflated fees we continue to see.
Nor do I see a just cause for the media to oppose it (as Karl muses @ 8). They love and feed off transfer rumours and the headline stories of any deal.
12 Posted 17/08/2017 at 17:27:48
13 Posted 18/08/2017 at 07:59:27
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