The Transfer Window. Is it open too long?
This should be one of the most frequently asked questions in world football today. Why does the transfer window remain open past the opening day? Why should managers of smaller clubs have to fret over the possibility of losing a key player with no time to find a replacement? We are now entering week three of the EPL season and the summer transfer window is still open for another 12 days!!!
In our opinion this is madness and needs eradicating sooner, rather than later. All this seems to do is let rich clubs fix problems they have in their teams all the way up to week four. Not only is it a distraction to teams but it also must be distraction to players as well. Does the media create issues for players by making up links with rivals for possible transfer speculation?
“The current window arrangement is a blight on the game and needs to be addressed to lessen the already enormous advantage the rich clubs hold over the poor clubs.”
Bale, Benzema, De Gea, Cavani, Otamendi, Ibrahimovic, Pedro and Sakho… the list of examples goes on. All of these players seem to have been linked to a multitude of clubs at any one time, with periods of speculation often lingering over multiple seasons. It must at some point take a toll on the players and their clubs alike, seeing their names brandished about as if they are merely auction items at an art show.
This season’s case in point: Chelsea have started a little slow so to fix that problem they are able to go spend £22 million on Pedro. There’s a strong chance that this signing has improved their squad, but should they have been given the opportunity to do this? Perhaps if teams were forced to get the business of buying players done a little faster, this wouldn’t be an issue. Instead, they sit around like the Kardashian family doing nothing, twiddling their thumbs until something goes wrong and then they spend a crapload of money to try and plug the holes. (No pun intended regarding plugging Kardashian holes)
It is our view, that as soon as a country’s season begins, the window should slam shut, and teams should have to wait until the next window opens in January. The current window arrangement is a blight on the game and needs to be addressed to lessen the already enormous advantage the rich clubs hold over the poor clubs.
Let us know your thoughts on the Transfer Window. Should it change or should it be left alone?
When does the window open? When does the window close?
Germany July 1, 2015 August 31 12:00:00 (CET)
Spain July 1, 2015 August 31, 23:59:59
Italy July 1, 2015 August 31, 22:59:59
France June 9, 2015 August 31, 23:59:59
England July 1, 2015 September 1, 19:00:00
Scotland June 10, 2015 August 31, 22:59:59