What date does the summer transfer window open?

THE summer transfer window offers clubs the biggest opportunity to strengthen their squads – and it’s less than 24 HOURS away.

Erling Haaland’s mega-money move to Manchester City has set the tone for one of the most exciting times of the year in football.

Man City will officially unveil Erling Haaland as a signing once the window opens


Man City will officially unveil Erling Haaland as a signing once the window opensPhoto credit: Getty
Robert Lewandowski will leave FC Bayern Munich in the summer


Robert Lewandowski will leave FC Bayern Munich in the summerPhoto credit: Getty

And more big deals will follow as Robert Lewandowski and Paul Pogba officially announce they are leaving their clubs.

But when does the transfer window officially open and will all leagues across Europe follow the same date?

England: Premier League and EFL transfer window

In 2021, the Premier League and EFL summer transfer window opened on 9 June and ran for 12 weeks, ending on 31 August, in line with the rest of Europe.

But this year the window opens wider Friday June 10th However, most international deals will not be completed until Friday, July 1st.

The transfer market will then run until Thursday, September 1, 11 p.m.

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Italy: Serie A transfer window

Italy are expected to open their summer transfer window on June 10 in line with England and halt negotiations on September 1 – ahead of the start of the new season.

Spain: La Liga transfer window

In line with Italy, Spain is also expected to open its summer transfer window on June 10 and close on September 1.

However, clubs still have the option to sign a free agent and loan/sell players to leagues where the market is still active.

Germany: Bundesliga transfer window

The Germans also want to operate with the same transfer dates as Italy and Spain; Opening on June 10th and closing on September 1st.

But their window closing time is expected to be at 16:00 UK time – 17:00 local time, as opposed to 22:59 UK time – 23:59 local time.

France: Ligue 1 transfer window

France will follow suit with the English leagues, opening their window on June 10 and letting it run until September 1.

United States: MLS transfer window

The Major League Soccer transfer window is quite different from the other leagues.

Instead of a winter window in January, the governing bodies have opted for two windows within the March and August time frame.

Typically, the MLS main window opens on February 10th and closes on May 4th.

However, in 2021, the pre-season and opening day on April 17 was delayed, meaning the primary transfer window opened on March 10 and closed on June 1.

Fortunately, their plans remained unchanged for the secondary transfer window, which opened on July 7 and closed on August 5.

And this year’s primary school has gone according to plan as it is currently open and will close on May 4th. What date does the summer transfer window open?


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