Premier League clubs have voted to push England’s summer transfer window deadline back to September 1 for the 2020-21 season.
In 2017, clubs decided to support the closing of the transfer window the day before the Premier League season began, with many managers previously suggesting the uncertainty that accompanied a later deadline was not beneficial.
This measure was brought in ahead of the 2018-19 season and remained in place at the start of 2019-20, but decriers felt it left Premier League clubs at a major disadvantage to European teams, with the other major UEFA nations not bringing their deadline forward.
At a Premier League shareholders’ meeting, clubs voted in favour of pushing the deadline back again, thereby reducing the risk of teams losing players to European sides and being unable to sign a replacement.
The new deadline for England’s summer transfer window will be 17:00 BST on September 1, 2020.
The Premier League also confirmed the 2020-21 season shall begin on Saturday, August 8.