The Premier League has confirmed that it will be brought back into line with other European leagues for the 2021 summer transfer window.

Clubs can buy and sell players from June 9th to August 31st, which means the window will be open for 12 weeks.

For the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons, the transfer window was closed on the eve of the Premier League season. The clubs argued that closing the window later made the start of the season more disruptive due to transfer speculation.

However, no other European league followed this system, which meant that foreign clubs could still buy players from Premier League teams who could not later replace departures.

For this reason, the Premier League has decided to return to other European leagues from January 2020. However, last year’s disrupted Covid-19 transfer window means 2021 will be the first summer window when the leagues are fully aligned again.

This is an upswing for clubs like Manchester United, which have faced speculation of some departures when they couldn’t sign a replacement.

The opening on June 9th gives clubs the opportunity to sign before Euro Summer, which starts on June 11th.

With the start of the Premier League season 2021/22 on August 14, the clubs also have two and a half weeks to sign a contract after the campaign has started.

United are in the Europa League final after beating Roma.

The Reds scored an impressive 6-2 win in the first leg to almost guarantee a place in the final in Gdansk on May 26th. The return leg in Rome ended 3-2, which means they scored an 8-5 aggregate win.

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Due to the Covid-19 shutdown that delayed the end of the season, there was a much later transfer window last year.

The window opened on July 27th and ran until October 5th, although the domestic window was open until October 16th.

With this latest announcement, the transfer windows are falling in line with their more traditional summer and January periods.