The Premier League has released a statement confirming the dates of the upcoming Summer 2020 transfer window, which has been pushed back to accommodate the end of the restarted 2019/20 season. The new window will open on July 27 and run until October 5, followed by a domestic-only window from October 5 until October 16. This roughly parallels the duration of typical summer transfer windows, which are open for domestic transfers for twelve weeks and for international transfers for around eight weeks, depending on when FIFA’s Transfer Matching System opens. The 2020 window is open for ten weeks of international transfers and another ten days for domestic transfers. The official start date of the 2020-21 season has not yet been confirmed, but September 12 is reported to be the most probable option. If so, the new window would leave a month for transfers to be made after the season begins.
Even in good times, Tottenham tend to disappoint avid transfer market followers, leaving what little business they do conduct until the last minute in order to get the best price. This summer is likely to be no different, with Jose Mourinho predicting a muted transfer window and Daniel Levy noting before the season was suspended that failure to qualify for the Champions League would harm Spurs’ ability to spend in the summer. Still, some action is necessary to revamp a side that has looked lackluster since the season resumed. With the transfer window dates confirmed, Spurs fans can now begin contemplating the many possibilities that will never come to fruition. Woohoo!