Transfer Window 2015-16: When will the window close and why different time and date across Europe?
We have seen an eventful summer transfer window in 2015 so far and we can expect to see few more fireworks in the remainder of the window.
Chelsea legend Petr Cech joined city rivals Arsenal, a 20 year old boy became the most expensive English player ever, the British transfer record signing moved to French capital after a poor season, A Bayern Munich legend left his boyhood club, but the business is still far from over.
Let’s us take a round up of some big transfers in this window so far:
Petr Cech – Chelsea to Arsenal – Undisclosed (though to be £11m)
Yohan Cabaye – PSG to Crystal Palace – £10m
Christian Benteke – Aston Villa to Liverpool – £32.5m
Raheem Sterling – Liverpool to Man City – £44m plus £5m in add-ons
Memphis Depay – PSV to Man Utd – £31m
Bastian Schweinsteiger – Bayern Munich to Man Utd – £14.4m
Morgan Schneiderlin – Southampton – £25m
Angel Di Maria – Man Utd to PSG £44.3m
Arturo Vidal – Juventus to Bayern Munich – Undisclosed
Carlos Bacca – Sevilla to AC Milan – £21m
Nicolas Otamendi – Valencia, £33m
Roberto Firmino – Hoffenheim, £29m
Georginio Wijnaldum – PSV, £14.5m
The transfer deadline day is not far away and every club will be looking to strengthen their squads before the window closes.
In the last few days and especially on the deadline day, we have seen a lot of deals take place, as the history suggests.
What happened on transfer deadline day previous years?
Here are five biggest transfer deadline day transfers in English football.
1. Fernando Torres – Liverpool to Chelsea (2011) – £50million
2. Andy Carroll – Newcastle to Liverpool (2011) – £35million
3. Luis Suarez – Ajax to Liverpool (2011) – £22.8million
4. David Luiz – Benfica to Chelsea (2011) – £21.3million
5. Andrey Arshavin – Zenit to Arsenal (2009) – £15million
So, when will the window close?
This summer, transfer deadline day is Tuesday, September 1. The window itself shuts at 6 pm on September 1, which is earlier than last year when it closed at 11 pm.
The window closes on a later date but earlier time than we’re normally used to.
That is because the day before (Monday, August 31) is a Bank Holiday and the window has to close on a working day.
The window closes at 6 pm because teams have to register their players for the Champions League by midnight.
When does the window close around Europe?
The window closes at different times in different countries around Europe. Below are some of the closing times for the other major leagues.
Germany – August 31, 12:00:00
Spain – August 31, 23:59:59
Italy – August 31, 22:59:59
France – August 31, 23:59:59
Holland – August 31, 23:59:59
Turkey – August 31, 22:59:59
Portugal – August 31, 23:59:59
Belgium – August 31, 23:59:59
Russia – August 31, 23:59:59
Scotland – August 31, 22:59:59
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