To England: Transfer Revolution also in Bundesliga?
Update As the first top league in Europe, the Premier League has agreed to shorten the summer transfer period. Is the Bundesliga following suit now? The Premier League will close its shop earlier in the future, and the Bundesliga could soon follow: After the madness of summer, the international transfer market is facing a small revolution. The majority of the 20 clubs have decided that transfers to the Premier League will only be possible before the start of the season, so from 2018/2019, clubs in the world’s richest league will only be able to go shopping until Thursday (5 p. m. local time) before the first matchday, whereas sales will continue until 31 March. August possible. The German Football League (DFL) was initially cautious about whether this deadline will soon be met in Germany,”The transfer window was on the agenda of today’s General Assembly of the Bundesliga’s sports officials and second division officials, irrespective of the Premier League’s decision. Bundesliga at the DFL. The discussion made it clear that there is no definitive opinion on this issue among the clubs,”said a DFL spokesperson, who said that the league association would therefore “exchange information with the other European top leagues on the current situation and what plans for change might be made there”. I welcome the development in England and am absolutely in favour of closing the transfer window earlier. I am ready to support any move that will lead to this result in Germany,”said HSV sports director Jens Todt, who announced the Premier League’s decision after a meeting of all clubs, but according to the English media it was not unanimous. Arsenal’s team manager Arsene Wenger had already endorsed the move before the vote,”Not even the players have any clarity. Every coach in the league would agree to clarify this before the start of the season so as not to have players sitting in the cabin who are already halfway away,”Wenger said at a press conference. The English Football League, which brings together the second, third and fourth division, is not affected by the new rules, and UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, too, had recently spoken out in favour of a shorter transfer period. It’s weird that the season starts, you play for one club and then you can change and just play for the next one. That’s not good for the competition. We are in serious talks to shorten the transfer window,”said the UEFA’s director of the UEFA, who said that the European club association ECA considers it unrealistic to postpone the transfer until the European leagues start their season at the same time as the European leagues start their season, but in France this year’s season began on the first weekend in August, in England on the second weekend in August. The clubs also want to wait for the Champions League and Europa League qualifiers before completing their squad planning. Difficult to find agreement among the more than 200 ECA members.