Paul Pogba left Man United, Raheem Sterling joined Chelsea from London, and Liverpool and Man City made exciting new contracts in the form of Darwin Nunez and Erling Haaland.
The summer transfer window remains the most active time for player movement across Europe’s top leagues and the drama is not over yet, with question marks surrounding the futures of a number of players – including Cristiano Ronaldo.
So when does the transfer window open – and when is the deadline for signing players?
Here are the important dates.
When does the football transfer window close?
The Premier League transfer window is officially closing Thursday, September 1 at 11 p.m.
Other European leagues also close on this date, but the deadlines vary between 5pm and midnight.
The summer 2022 transfer window for Premier League clubs has been open since Friday 10 June.
This is in line with other European leagues – La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1.
Clubs are entitled to sign players who are out of contract after the close of the transfer window.
Players can also be sold to clubs in a country whose window is still open or join non-league teams at any point in the season.
So there is still less than a month until lots of exciting transfer actions take place.
Man United and Chelsea will be hoping they can get a deal done Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong over the line after a protracted summer of negotiations.
Meanwhile, it remains to be seen whether Erik ten Hag will be able to include Ronaldo as part of his first season at Old Trafford, with the Portuguese star reportedly still keen to leave to play Champions League football in this season.
Elsewhere, Gabriel Jesus joined Arsenal from Man City, Jules Konde signed for Barcelona and Timo Werner has returned to Leipzig.
When is the next transfer window?
The next transfer window takes place just after Christmas, when the winter transfer market is open from 1 January 2023.
It runs all month and closes at 23.00 on 31 January.
This transfer window follows fast on the heels of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which will be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022.
Football leagues across the globe will take a mid-season break for the World Cup to continue, and it’s likely that many club scouts will be keeping an eye on potential breakout stars throughout the tournament.
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