The other European Leagues are now likely to follow the PL in shutting the summer window before their season starts and there is also talk of the January window being axed completely.
There is also a wider mood that the rest of Europe’s top leagues will not only fall in behind the English in restricting the summer window, but they, along with the Premier League, will eventually also chop the madness of the January window.
If it is unacceptable for the competition to begin while player trading is continuing in the summer, then it is natural that the same measures must be in place while the league is in progress during January. In that regard there has been thought given among the 20 shareholders of the Premier League to the credibility of their competition and how it might be perceived in the eyes of the clear-thinking supporter.
The hope is that the new rules of the summer window, and the potential abolition of the January window, will encourage sensible, well-planned transfer strategies and not knee-jerk reactions
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