EFL clubs approve new transfer window rule

3 May 2019

EFL Shaun Harvey
Photo: Getty Images The EFL chief executive, Shaun Harvey, is pleased the new transfer window rule has been decided.

 The deadline for the summer transfer window for Championship clubs has been pushed back.

The EFL chief executive is pleased the matter has been decided. 

Peter Høyer ph@offthepitch.com

EFL clubs confirmed on Thursday their backing for a new regulation, which means that the summer transfer window’s closure has been pushed back.

This means that the deadline for Championship clubs for all incoming permanent and loan registrations closes at 5pm on the Thursday (8 August) prior to the commencement of the Premier League season.

As for clubs in League One and Two, the window closes on 31 August.

In attempt to avoid a bad start to the season, Championship clubs will now not be able to make late loans or transfers in August. The new rule satisfies the EFL’s chief executive. 

“I’m pleased that the matter has been determined and thereby ensuring clubs have sufficient time to prepare ahead of the summer transfer window opening in June. It is right that clubs were given the opportunity to determine the direction of travel in order to come to a decision that benefitted their own individual transfer policies,” EFL Chief Executive Shaun Harvey said in a statement.