The Premier League has announced that the 2020/21 season will see the summer transfer window return to a more familiar format, with the market slamming shut at the same time as other major European leagues.
The previous two summer transfer windows in the Premier League closed on the eve of the new season – but this caused issues as it wasn’t aligned with the rest of the top leagues across the continent.
Now, the window will be moved back to it’s more traditional closure at the end of August/beginning of September – with the confirmed date for the closure of the next summer window being September 1st at 17:00 – as the 31st August is a bank holiday.
This will give clubs in the Premier League extra time to negotiate transfers and potentially complete some deals that they could have otherwise missed out on.
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When the window closed last summer, the rest of Europe continued to push forward with transfer activity and this saw many significant transfers who could have potentially come to these shores.
Here, we have identified 18 deals that took place after the close of the Premier League window last summer that could have hand clubs in England wondering what might have been.
Mauro Icardi (loan)
Moving from Inter Milan to Paris Saint-Germain on loan, Icardi is expected to make the move permanent this summer and was previously heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, where Chelsea were attributed with an interest.
Andre Silva (loan)
The 24-year-old forward hasn’t quite had the impact at AC Milan that many expected but has rekindled his career on loan with Eintracht Frankfurt and could have been seen as a cheap recruit for a number of Premier League sides.
Keylor Navas (£13.6m)
Keylor Navas made the move from Real Madrid to Paris Saint-Germain for £13.6m, with Alphonse Areola going the…