These clubs voted against the reduced Premier League transfer window

Jonjo Shelvey

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"I think it's a really bad move".

Loyalty is a amusing one.

In Europe they generally run from the start of June to the end of August, with a shorter mid-season window in January. Not quite all of it, though. Five clubs apparently voted against the move and one abstained.

Not only that, but if an English team fail to get a signing over the line by the deadline then European teams will be free to swoop in and resurrect the deal for a newly-available player. What's wrong with giving players and clubs more time?

A statement from the Premier League also revealed that the new window format will begin next summer for the 2018/19 season. All our assets are players.

It was good to see common sense prevailing when Premier League clubs voted on Thursday for an earlier close to next summer's transfer window.

While Premier League sides won't be able to buy players after the date, other European clubs and those in the English Football League (Championship, League One and League Two) can still purchase players from them up until the end of August as their windows haven't changed.

Fourteen clubs voted in favour of bringing the transfer deadline forwards to before the start of the season, which was enough to bring the change into effect.

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However, it does encourage clubs to plan in advance to ensure such situations don't arise, which is only going to be beneficial in the long-term.

Players are our only product and, rightly, they are rewarded to the maximum of the club's purse and its ambition.

"It would be desirable for all the federations if they would align with this rule, considering that the market has become global", he is quoted as saying by ANSA.

So, on those grounds alone, their earnings are accepted by most fans, although not recently by the Spanish tax authorities. They claim it creates issues with team unity and cohesion.

Still, the figures are astounding. It is a noble quest that the Premier League is embarking on but one that is totally useless without adherence from everyone.

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From the outside looking in, that was not the wisest of moves from him or those who represent him. Having players coming in and leaving while games are being played was a disruption they didn't want to have any more.

Promoted clubs Brighton and Hove Albion, Huddersfield and Newcastle United spent a combined 101.7 million pounds, almost five times more than last season's new boys.

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