It is a summer transfer window that will test every club in the Premier League - and Liverpool are no different. The usual parameters for signing players in the summers months are no more, with a new-look transfer window set to open in just nine days. Gone is the traditional early June opening and August 31st closure, with a new window in place from May 17 through to August 9. Premier League clubs agreed on the plans last summer in an effort to minimise disruption to their squads and players once the season had begun. That means the Jim White-infused chaos of transfer deadline day will safely stored away in its box once the big kick-off begins next term on August 11. However, Jurgen Klopp and his team are unlikely to have transfers at the top of their agenda at present with the small matter of the Champions League final on the horizon later this month. To put it into perspective, the transfer window will have already been open for nine days by the time Liverpool meet Real Madrid in … [Read more...] about Why Klopp’s Liverpool face a challenging summer transfer window
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Bristol Rovers now have just three matches to go this season, and with little to play for, thoughts have already turned to next season. With the summer transfer window now closing on August 9, the opening has been brought forward to mid-May and clubs will already have strong ideas formulated on how they want to strengthen their sides. Rovers are set for another mid-table finish in League One, so what do they need to do to push on to the next level? Retain the core The first priority for Rovers will simply be to hang on to their most talented players this summer. Darrell Clarke has often alluded to the fact that the club will struggle to kick on if they keep selling their best players. Losing Matty Taylor last season and Billy Bodin in this campaign has undoubtedly weakened Rovers. Captain Tom Lockyer signed a new deal earlier this year extending his Rovers contract, as did fellow centre-back Tom Broadbent. While in midfield, Liam Sercombe has been supremely impressive in his debut … [Read more...] about What Bristol Rovers need to do in the summer transfer window
Football never stops and and Celtic know that better than anyone. Brendan Rodgers' side are on the cusp of a seventh consecutive title but there won't be much time to bask in the glow of another successful season. A double Treble is within Celtic's sights but there is already be an eye on next season with Champions League qualifiers starting in July. Recruitment guru Lee Congerton will be working feverishly alongside the Hoops boss to draw up a list of targets ahead of the new campaign. Everything was almost perfect last season but there appears to be more to do this summer. There are more decisions on personnel which will have to be made. Record Sport Online looks at what areas Celtic could look to improve in the summer. Central defender Celtic may well secure another clean-sweep this season but there is no doubt the backline has been a major cause for concern. The highlight has been Kris Ajer and the 20-year-old has been the one consistent presence since before Christmas. … [Read more...] about What Celtic need to do in the summer transfer window
The transfer window has slammed shut again until the end of the season, so football managers will have to make do with what they have got for the rest of the campaign. Fortunately for us, when one window closes, another one soon opens - and we won't have to wait too long until the summer transfer window rolls back round again. The last summer transfer window saw Premier League clubs smash through the record barrier as they forked out over a whopping £1.4 billion collectively on new recruits. And with the 2018 FIFA World Cup also set to throw up a fresh set of talented stars from the brinks of obscurity, there promises to be more of the same in the forthcoming summer. So when exactly does the summer transfer window open? And what do we know about it? When does the transfer window open? The 2018 summer transfer window is set to officially open on June 9th - the same day as last year. Most Premier League clubs will have wrapped up their domestic seasons on 13th May, with only the FA … [Read more...] about When the summer transfer window will open and close revealed
Bristol City look set for another season in the Championship following their 5-5 draw with Hull City on Saturday. The Robins are now three points off the play-offs with just two games remaining of the season. Lee Johnson has admitted it could be a difficult summer for Bristol City with some major departures possible with Premier League lining up moves for the best talents. Did you know there have been key changes to when the EFL and Premier League can do their business this year? This is everything you need to know about the summer transfer window. When does the summer transfer window open? To keep the window open for 12 weeks, in line with Fifa rules, the start date has been changed from June 10 to just a few days after the final games of the season around May 17. Clubs will be able to sell players until August 31 but they won't be able to bring in replacements after the deadline. When will the 2018 summer transfer window close? August 9 at 17.00pm. Why is it so early this … [Read more...] about When does the 2018 summer transfer window open and close?