What date and time does the summer transfer window close? | The Sun
30th August 2022

THE summer transfer window provides clubs with the biggest opportunity to bolster their squads – but there are strict rules over when it shuts.

Erling Haaland's mega money move to Manchester City set the tone for one of the most exciting football times of the year.

And more sensational deals have been announced since such as Robert Lewandowski's shocking switch from Bayern Munich to Barcelona.

Raheem Sterling heading back to London in a £50 million deal between Manchester City and Chelsea.

Plus, Paul Pogba returning to Juventus following the end of his contract at Manchester United.

But when does the transfer window officially close for the summer?

England: Premier League and EFL transfer window

In 2021, the Premier League and EFL's summer transfer window opened on June 9 and it ran for 12 weeks closing on August 31 matching the rest of Europe.

But this year, the window opens on Friday, June 10, however, most international deals will not go through until Friday, July 1.

The transfer market will then run until 11pm on Thursday, September 1.

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Italy: Serie A transfer window

Italy are expected to open their summer transfer period on June 10 in line with England, and stop negotiations from going through on September 1 – before the start of the new season.

Spain: La Liga transfer window

In unison with Italy, Spain are also expected to open their summer transfer window on June 10 and close on September 1.

However, clubs still have the ability to sign a free agent and loan/sell players to leagues where the market is still active.

Germany: Bundesliga transfer window

The Germans are also looking to operate with the same transfer dates as Italy and Spain; opening on June 10 and closing on September 1.

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But their window closure time is expected to be at 4pm UK time – 5pm local time as opposed to 10:59pm UK time – 11:59pm local time.

France: Ligue 1 transfer window

France will follow suit with the English leagues by opening its window on June 10 and letting it run on until September 1.

United States: MLS transfer window

The Major League Soccer's transfer period is significantly different to the other leagues.

Instead of having a January winter window, the governing bodies have chosen to have two windows within the time frame of March and August.

Usually, the MLS primary window opens from February, 10 and closes on May, 4.

However, in 2021, their preseason and opening day of April, 17 was delayed which meant that the primary transfer window opened from March 10 and closed on June 1.

Thankfully, their plans for the secondary transfer window remained the same opening on July 7 and closing on August 5.

And this years primary one has gone to plan because it is currently open now and will close on May 4.

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