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When does the transfer window close in major global leagues... Premier League, MLS, Serie A, SPL?

With the season up and running in many major leagues, it is last chance saloon for clubs looking to bring in last minute talent.

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Two words have dominated the transfer window panorama this summer and they are not Mbappé or Kylian. Saudi Arabia and it’s top flight, the Roshn Pro League have seen teams in the country already spend more than €750 million on new players with the true figure set to be far higher due to the lavish salaries being offered to lure stars away from the bright lights of European football.

Other high profile stars such Karim Benzema and Roberto Firmino moved to the Gulf as free agents and the lure of younger talents such as Gabri Viega and Allan Saint Maximin has European clubs perplexed as they are simply unable to match or better the financial packages being offered by Saudi clubs.

When does the Roshn Pro League transfer window close?

The transfer window for the Saudi to flight opened officially on 1 July and will close on 20 September 2023.

This means that Saudi clubs have additional time in which to lure talent from around the world.

When does the window close in top European leagues?

Europeans major leagues (Premier League, Serie A, LaLiga, Bundesliga and Ligue 1) all share the same 1 September deadline, although not all markets close at the same time. Clubs in Spain and France need to have deals concluded by midnight. 11pm (local) is the Premier League deadline with the Italian window shutting at 7pm and the Bundesliga at 5pm (local).

Window closure in other key leagues

Deals for Mexico’s Liga MX can be conducted through to mid September with the window officially closing on 13 September.

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Both the top flights in Canada (Premier League) and the US (MLS) closed shop back on 2 August due to the fact that these leagues generally start in March and conclude in November/December.

Any out of luck players who remain unattached come the end of these dates could set their sights on African football with top flight leagues in Ivory Coast, Ghana and Benin still doing business through to mid October.