Summer Transfer Window

Bernardo Silva, Manchester City

The summer transfer window gives Premier League clubs the chance to sell and purchase players ahead of the new season. 

Windows were introduced as part of a compromise agreement with the European Commission about how the whole transfer system worked and how it could best preserve contractual stability for both the player and the club while allowing movement at prescribed times during the year - the summer and winter transfer windows in effect. 

The summer transfer window opens soon after the Premier League season finishes and, from 2018/19, will close at 17:00 BST on the final Thursday before the start of the season. The dates may slightly vary from year to year.

2017 summer transfer window
2016 summer transfer window

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