The transfer window had to be adjusted for the summer of 2020 as a result of the novel coronavirus. The summer transfer window for 2020 officially opened in July. We saw a number of big-money signings being concluded while the major leagues across Europe were running the “post-lockdown” show.
One particular example was Timo Werner who did not take part in RB Leipzig’s Champions League campaign post the restart as he moved to London to start a new life with Chelsea Football Club.
The ripple effect of the pandemic is not limited to the clubs’ income streams and budget. Consequently, the 2020 summer transfer window will remain open later than usual.
When is the deadline day?
It is Monday, October 5 when the summer transfer window for 2020 culminates.
Here are the timings for the major leagues across Europe (in BST) –
Bundesliga – 5 pm
Peter Frymuth, DFB Vice President for Match Operations and Football Development gave a brief explanation when speaking with Bundesliga.com
“Because of the coronavirus crisis and the resulting shifts in seasons, national and international adjustments to the transfer windows are necessary, so that the previous period [1 July to 31 August 2020] had to be updated. We have now made this adjustment together with the DFL and in coordination with FIFA”
La Liga – 11 pm
First day at the office for @LuisSuarez9!
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) September 25, 2020
Serie A – 7 pm
Chelsea outcast Tiemoue Bakayoko ‘on verge of sealing Napoli loan transfer’ and ‘enthusiastic’ about future in Serie A https://t.co/ab8l84Lcw5
— The Sun – Chelsea (@SunChelsea) October 3, 2020
Premier League – 11 pm (However, there is a catch!)
Premier League Shareholders have agreed on the dates for the Summer 2020 Transfer Window
The window will open for 10 weeks, starting 27 July and ending 5 October
— Premier League (@premierleague) July 15, 2020
Fergie-time for Premier League and EFL
There is an additional transfer window for domestic-only deals for the Premier League and EFL clubs. During this period, Premier League clubs will only be allowed to trade with EFL clubs. No transfer can take place between Premier League clubs. This buffer window will run until 5 pm on October 16, 2020.
The EFL have confirmed the dates for this summer’s transfer window.
Will open on July 27 and run for 10 weeks, closing on October 5.
— Mark Donnelly (@markdonnelly_) July 15, 2020
(Featured Image: Twitter/@DeadlineDayLive)