Premier League announce change to summer transfer window

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The Premier League have announced that this summer’s transfer window will remain open following the start of the 2021/22 season.

This summer is set to be one of the most crucial in Tottenham’s recent history, with the club not only on the lookout for a new manager but with the squad also in need of a significant rebuild.

Reports have indicated that Spurs have to sell some players to raise the funds they need to go after their targets and this summer is thus expected to be quite a busy one for the club.

If Sky Sports are to believed, the North Londoners will prioritise strengthening at centre-back and signing a suitable understudy to Harry Kane when the transfer market opens.

Tottenham will have a little over two and a half months to complete their business, with the window set to begin on June 9 and end on August 31.

With the new Premier League season set to begin on August 14, this means that the experiment of closing the transfer window before the season begins is over and now falls in line with other European leagues.

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While closing the transfer window before the season began was a good idea in theory, it was only ever going to work out if all the league across Europe had agreed on the change of dates. The situation proved extremely difficult for English clubs over the last couple of years as they could not make any signings in the final two weeks of the window while their European rivals could continue to poach their players. So, this rule change by the Premier League to push back the window is the right call.

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