Premier League clubs vote on transfer window date change
Premier League clubs have, on Thursday the 6th of February, voted on the date of the 2020 summer transfer deadline.
In recent years, the Premier League has had its summer transfer deadline a day before the season is due to start.
In 2019, that date was on Thursday the 8th of August.
In theory, having the window close before the season kicks off is a great idea, as clubs can just focus on their matches and not worry about losing any players until January.
However, the rest of Europe didn’t change their summer deadline days, meaning that they had until the end of August/beginning of September to conduct deals.
This obviously wasn’t ideal for Premier League sides, as if a foreign side decided to sign one of their players in the middle of August, they wouldn’t be able to bring in a replacement for him until January.
But for 2020, the Premier League window is set to line up with the rest of Europe.
At a Shareholders’ Meeting on Thursday, Premier League clubs voted to change the deadline for the 2020 summer window to 17:00 BST on September 1st.
Arsenal making summer transfer plans
Regardless of the Premier League’s summer deadline, it looks as though Arsenal are wanting to complete their transfer business early.
According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners will aim to conclude their transfer business quickly this summer due to concerns that they could be priced out of the market during Euro 2020.
The report from the Mail also claims that Arsenal are prioritising three positions this summer.
Those positions are said to be a box-to-box midfielder, a central defender and a creative central midfielder.
Feyenoord’s Orkun Kokcu is one player the Mail claims that the north London outfit are monitoring, whilst Mikel Arteta’s side have also recently been linked with Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes.