The English Premier League clubs have voted to move the summer transfer deadline back to Spetember 1, to align with the European summer market.
The Epl had moved to end the the summer transfer market at the beginning of the season.
The latest development brings to an end a two year trial period.
The decision to revert to the statue quo was because other European top league did not bring forth the closure of the market, giving them the chance to sign players from the Epl while the clubs will be left with no adequate replacements for departing stars.
According to the statement on the official website, “At a Shareholders’ Meeting today, Premier League clubs voted to adopt a change to the Summer Transfer Window closing date for season 2020/21.
This will move the closing date back to the traditional point at the end of August/early September.
“The 2020 closing date will therefore be 17:00 BST on 1 September (31 August 2020 being a UK Bank Holiday).
The club’s agreed afterdiscussing the topic at length at previous Shareholders’ Meetings.”
The clubs also decided on a starting date for the 2020/21 Premier League season, which will begin on Saturday 8th August – less than a month after the end of Euro 2020, and just a day later than the (Friday night) start of the 2019/20 season