Vital Football

Latest Burton Albion News

EFL Summer Transfer Window Vote Imminent

EFL Summer Transfer Window Vote Imminent

EFL member clubs are set to vote on changes to the summer transfer window today.

Today sees representatives of all 72 EFL member clubs meet at Aston Villa's Villa Park for a meeting where the topic of discussion will be a change to the deadline of the summer transfer window.

Following lengthy discussions in September between all 72 clubs, the proposal largely agreed upon will go to the vote today.

The suggestion is that the window will close at 5pm on Thursday August 9th with the loan window remaining open until August 31st.

The vote itself will be decided based on a majority of Championship clubs voting for the change, as well as all League One and Two clubs to be in support of it as well according to Sky Sports.

If the proposal passes, it will bring the EFL window into line with the Premier League transfer window, as the Premier League held a vote back in September themselves to close the window early.

The main driver being transfer saga's such as Virgil van Dijk and Phillipe Coutinho as a number of clubs expressed concern about squad disruption after the first balls of a new campaign had been kicked.

The Premier League window will now close two days before the opening kick off of a new campaign, whilst the - if passed - EFL window would shut following the opening round of fixtures.

The meeting will be attended by chief executives, chairman and club officials and we should have the answer by late evening you would think.


Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday February 22 2018
Time: 2:21PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Burton Albion Articles

Stats: Sheffield United v Burton Albion

All the stats from Sheffield United (2) vs (0) Burton Albion, Bramall Lane, 13 March 2018 Att: 24,832

Burton Star Needs Your Help - Feb Goal Of The Month

The EFL have now released the candidates for the February Goal of the Month competition and Burton Albion's Jamie Allen is in the running for his effort against Barnsley.

The EFL Bubble In Danger Of Bursting As TV Influence Grows?

The EFL have crunched the full attendance numbers for the season of 2016/17 and their results show a 6% increase compared to 2015/16.

Winter Pause Gives The Big Boys A Break

It's being reported that talks will continue between the Premier League, the EFL and the Football Association about the introduction of a Winter Break.

Burton Albion Archived Articles

Vital Burton articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burton
Write For Vital Burton
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

What position do you think the Brewers need to strengthen?
Suggested By:
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Burton Albion Results (view all)

Burton Albion Fixtures

Write for Vital Football