With the COVID-19 crisis bringing football across the continent to a halt for more than three months, the footballing calendar has been thrown into disarray.
With many leagues set to resume in the next month, domestic campaigns in Europe will now likely end in July or August, which could impact when the next season starts.
Not only this, but it could have a major impact on the summer transfer window, which was initially supposed to open on June 18.
Sky Sports now reports that the English FA is discussing proposals to move the summer transfer window to August, allowing it to run until October.
It is revealed that it will be up to each association to finalise the opening and closing dates of their window.
The Italian FA is said to have confirmed that their window will run from September 1 to October 5, while the French FA is looking at an August to October window for non-domestic transfers.
The report reveals that the English FA is in discussions with the other associations to finalise a date. An August to October window is thus suggested as most likely for the Premier League clubs.
Spurs Web Opinion
It would be helpful if transfer windows across the various leagues are synched as much as possible. We saw what happened last summer when the European window ran after the Premier League transfer deadline. It creates more uncertainty for teams like us with the potential of losing players without being able to replace them.
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