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When Does the Summer Transfer Window Open?

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You, like us, may be wondering – ‘when does the summer transfer window open?’ Wonder no more! Find the summer transfer schedule below!

Transfers are a crucial, and often most scandalous, part (now that the sport is commercialized) of the world of football.

They always make for wild speculations, gritty negotiations, and shocking headlines.

But, with transfers, of course, business can only officially be done during two specified periods.

These periods are generally known as the January transfer window (or winter transfer window) and the summer transfer window. The summer window can extend from June to August.

Some players, usually the ones in most demand in the transfer market, don’t transfer till the window deadline draws near.

This is because several interested clubs have a tense crescendo of cross-negotiations to buy them.

Such may be the case of Erling Haaland this season, tipped to transfer away from Borussia Dortmund.

The 2020-21 season is approaching its conclusion and the 2021-22 is fast encroaching already. So, it’s time to draw up a schedule for the summer window.

The transfer window dates for Europe’s biggest leagues – Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga – are charted below.

When Does the Summer Transfer Window Open?

The summer transfer window will open earliest in England. on Wednesday June 9, 2021, Premier League clubs and their players will be open to transfers.

Their transfer window will run for 12 weeks until 11pm BST (6pm ET) on Tuesday August 31.

This means that some transfers deals can be officially concluded before Euro 2020 kicks off on June 11.

All other domestic top-flight leagues align in their opening and closing dates for the transfer window. Indeed, the summer transfer window closes at the end of August unanimously across Europe.

CountryTop-flight LeagueOpening of Transfer WindowClosing of Transfer Window
EnglandPremier LeagueJune 9, 2021August 31, 2021
SpainLa LigaJuly 1, 2021August 31, 2021
ItalySerie AJuly 1, 2021August 31, 2021
FranceLigue 1July 1, 2021August 31, 2021
GermanyBundesligaJuly 1, 2021August 31, 2021

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