When does the 2022 summer transfer window close for LaLiga, Premier League, Serie A, etc.?
Time is running down for clubs to make their final acquisitions with league campaigns now up and running in all major European leagues.
The clock is winding down as sporting directors and football agents look to secure late acquisitions and big money moves for players and clubs alike as the summer transfer is set to close in a matter of weeks.
Recruitment departments across the continent are currently frantically working on bringing in that ‘left back’ requested by the new manager or offload the veteran striker who seems to have lost the golden touch in front of the target.
When does the summer transfer window close in the Premier League?
The summer transfer window closes for Premier League sides on Thursday 1 September.
When does the summer transfer window close in major European leagues?
The summer window opened in France, Italy, Germany and Spain on 1 July and will close in France and Italy on 31 August. Clubs in Germany and Spain will have an extra 24 hours to get their last-minute deals over the line before the final window of 2022 shuts on 1 September.
World Cup 2022
The forthcoming 2022/23 soccer season will be unique given that, for the first time in history, the FIFA World Cup will be hosted in November and December and not in the traditional summer months of June and July. Given that the average daytime temperature in Qatar in both June and July exceeds 40C/100F, the prudent decision was taken to move the competition to the more temperate Qatari winter.
This calendar shift will impact on leagues around the world with domestic competitions coming to a halt while the World Cup is ongoing and this has prompted many major European leagues to start their seasons earlier than the previous campaigns.