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Premier League Transfer Deadline Day Could Be Moved Back To 31st August

Premier League Transfer Deadline Day Could Be Moved Back To 31st August

Sometimes you vote on something because you believe it's the right thing and soon work out that perhaps you were wrong all along, wouldn't it be nice to have the chance to change it back to what was working?! Well if we're lucky the Premier League clubs will do just that.

It's okay to change your mind when you find out the truth about something, it's okay to be wrong in the first place as long as you're adult about it and can admit your mistake.

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Sometime last season the Premier League clubs came together and decided it would be a good idea to close the transfer window before the season actually started, unlike previous seasons when it would close several weeks in.

Part of the decision was down to the weird situation Arsenal, Liverpool and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain found themselves last August. The two sides played each other on 27th August with Liverpool winning 4-0 and 'The Ox' on the losing side. On deadline day, four days later, he signed for the Reds.

Clubs got together and decided that kind of situation couldn't happen again so, needing 14 votes to pass the change, 15 clubs decided that there would be no incomings after August 9th with the season kicking off on the 10th.

That though hasn't been a roaring success for most and clubs could vote to change the deadline back to the end of August according to the Mirror.

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Chamberlain had already told Arsenal of his desire to move to Liverpool when they played. Image: PA Images
Chamberlain had already told Arsenal of his desire to move to Liverpool when they played. Image: PA Images

The paper reports that it knows of at least two clubs who have changed their mind and would likely vote to change it. Added to the five teams that didn't want it in the first place that would be enough to reverse the original vote.

Premier League bosses will discuss the transfer window during their next meeting, in September, but a club will have to propose the change in order for it to go back to a vote.

At the moment clubs in Europe can still sign players and that means that Premier League clubs are at a big disadvantage when it comes to the Champions League and Europa League.

Pogba has been targeted by Barcelona outside of England's own transfer window. Image: PA Images
Pogba has been targeted by Barcelona outside of England's own transfer window. Image: PA Images

FIFA could look to impose a uniform transfer deadline day which would also stop it being an issue.

After only just getting the result they needed last time perhaps the Premier League will change their minds because they no it wasn't smart last time. Now if only they could step in on Brexit...

Topics: Football News, Premier League, England, Transfer news

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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