Premier League Transfer Window Will Open A Month Early
Teams in the Premier League will be able to start buying players from Thursday after FIFA agreed to open the transfer window early for team's in England's top flight.
Premier League clubs are set to kick off the best and worst time of the footballing season early with the transfer window opening in just three days time.
Every summer as soon as the Premier League season is over, no matter what is to come in the time before one season ending and the next season starting, we hear about so many transfer rumours. Then it all culminates with Jim White donning a yellow tie and no doubt a massive hard on under the desk.
There's big changes when it comes to the Premier League though and teams were going to be in an even bigger rush to spend their money. That's because for some reason England's top tier decided to close the window before the season starts.
However now, according to the Mirror, FIFA are due to open the window for Premier League teams on Thursday as opposed to the usual June 9th opening day in order to allow teams more time to buy.
The Premier League agreed last year that from now on they will close the window before the season starts, which this year will see it slam shut on August 9th, to cause less disruption to the league.
Obviously the thinking goes that no one will be able to buy players so the teams lower down won't have all their plans thrown into disarray part way through the season and fees won't suddenly go up with a late move on the continent, as happened with Neymar last summer.
However it will lead to teams around Europe having longer to buy players. That means new players could become available after the window closes or a player in the Premier League could have his head turned but a club wouldn't be able to replace him should he leave.
Transfers in a World Cup summer are always interesting. Fees go up and players often find themselves hot property after just a few weeks of form, like James Rodriguez in 2014.
It'll be interesting to see if the decision to finish early will work in the league's favour.
Happy spending guys.