Premier League clubs have voted to close the summer transfer window before the start of the season.

The new ruling, which will be implemented from next summer, means the transfer window will close at 17:00 BST on the Thursday before the 2018/19 Premier League campaign begins.

It’s certain to have a significant impact on how clubs go about their summer transfer business, and for Tottenham it can only be good news.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has been heavily criticised for doing deals too late in the window, which has led to the team dropping points early in the season because key signings haven’t been made.

For example, Tottenham could have done with signing Kyle Walker’s replacement, Serge Aurier, before the first game of the current campaign. Instead, the right-back spot has been an issue over the last few weeks due to injuries and a lack of options.

In the future, however, that kind of problem shouldn’t arise. Levy will almost certainly continue to leave deals until late in the window, but in theory Spurs will make key signings before the Premier League season begins.

What do you think? Is the new ruling a good thing or a bad things for Tottenham? Let me know in the comments.



  1. If a foreign club tries to buy after our window has shut then the odds are we will not sell due to not being able to buy a replacement.

    • Nevertheless, the point is valid and it remains a risk for all clubs. What it might mean is that since we will try to hold on to players after the season begins, any price they might be sold for will be inflated even further. Anyone leaving after the domestic window closes will go for a kilo, rather than a pound, of flesh.


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