Clubs across England, Europe and beyond have been identifying potential transfer targets throughout the summer transfer window. Here’s all you need to know as the window slams shut later today (August 31).
Summer Transfer Window 2021: Everything You Need to Know
Last Word on Football provides with you everything you need to know ahead of the 2019-20 January transfer window.
What Big Deals Have Been Completed So Far?
There have been a number of high profile transfers during the window.
When Does the Transfer Window Close?
Premier League clubs have until 11 pm on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 to sign players.
Whilst there is an 11pm transfer deadline, some deals are likely to be announced after the deadline.
Non-League clubs do not abide by transfer windows rules so players can be signed by/from these teams at any point in the season; however, there is a deadline in which players can be registered by Non-League clubs which is much later in the season.
Can Deals Be Completed After the Summer 2021 Transfer Window Deadline?
Short answer – yes.
Teams can complete transfer deals beyond the deadline as long as the relevant paperwork is submitted prior to the window closing.
Clubs can complete deals late on Deadline Day by submitting a ‘Deal Sheet’ between 9 pm and 11 pm.
This grants them an extended deadline until midnight on Deadline Day in order for clubs to enter the information needed by FIFA’s Transfer Matching System – this is required to apply for international clearance for new signings.
How Are Loan Deals Affected By the Transfer Window?
Championship and EFL clubs can have up to eight loan players on their ranks; however, only five can be selected in a matchday squad.
Ahead of the 2016-17 season, FIFA introduced rules which scrapped the emergency loan window.
Free agents can join clubs outside of the window; however, there is also dispensation given to clubs who suffer a series of injuries to their goalkeepers.