UEFA Extends Transfer Window Deadline To October 5
UEFA has called on all its member associations to adopt an October 5 deadline for the upcoming transfer window.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused mass disruption across the world of sport. Also, top-level football has been no different. Where virtually all leagues shut down for at least three months and Euro 2020 pushed back a full year.
UEFA delayed the Euros in order to facilitate domestic leagues and the top-tier European competitions being concluded. But the three-month delay for most competitions has also impacted the transfer and registration windows.
Many leagues would usually allow for transfers to be completed in June. But due to the delay, those windows have had to be pushed back to avoid the 2019-20 season being further compromised.
UEFA wants all its leagues to implement a transfer deadline of October 5. With the governing body confirming it has set October 6 as the final opportunity to register players. Which applies for next season’s Champions League and Europa League.
Following a video conference of UEFA’s executive committee, a statement reads: “The deadline for player registration for the group stage of the 2020-21 UEFA club competitions have been set to October 6, 2020.
“As a result, the UEFA executive committee called on all member associations to adopt to it. And a harmonized end date for the upcoming summer transfer window, with this date set as October 5, 2020.”