FA wants to postpone summer transfer window to August-October
The Football Association (FA) is discussing proposals to move the summer transfer window to the month of August until October. The window in England is currently scheduled to open on June 18. However, it's not expected to go ahead as scheduled. The Premier League 2019-20 season will resume that same week and will continue into July. Here's more.
According to a report in Sky Sports, FIFA is set to provide guidance on the parameters between which new windows can be set. It will be down to individual associations to finalize specific dates. The FA is also consulting with other associations across Europe and there is said to be some consensus over a deadline of Friday, October 2.
The French Football Federation opened their domestic window on Monday, with their leagues having already been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, they are said to be looking at an August-to-October window for international transfers. The Italian Football Federation has confirmed the transfer window will take place from September 1 to October 5. The Serie A season is set to resume this month.
The EPL 2019-20 season is set to resume on June 17 after the 20 clubs agreed to come back that week in a video conference held on May 28. The official date proposed and agreed upon is June 20, however, the competition has to complete two games in hand on June 17. There are 92 fixtures still to play.
The Bundesliga 2019-20 season resumed on May 16 and we have already had five gameweeks of football played. Besides the Premier League, Spain's La Liga is also set to resume from June 11. 27 gameweeks have been played in La Liga 2019-20 season. Meanwhile, the Serie A is set to return on June 20. All football leagues faced a hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic.