It’s being reported this evening that there will be a significant change to the summer transfer window from next year.
Rather than running until the end of August, the window will close before the start of the new season, meaning clubs will go into each campaign without the many distractions that the transfer market creates.
At the moment Arsenal are trying to move on a clutch of players before doing any more business, and the nature of the market means that lots of business is done in the final weeks.
It’s expected that the new rules will be approved with the majority of clubs in favour of the new system. It will still mean there’s a deadline but it’s one that will provide clarity ahead of each season.
It’s something that Arsene Wenger has long been in favour of, saying in 2015, “Does it bother me the window is still open? Yes, because it creates uncertainties
“At the start of the season everybody should be committed, not half-in, half-out.”
It will also mean transfer business will be condensed, but this is a good idea and something that should have been implemented a long time ago.