When does the summer transfer window close? 2022 deadline explained for Premier League and EFL clubs
Everything you need to know about when the summer transfer window 2022 is set to close.
English football is into the latter stages of this summer’s transfer window, with clubs from all across the English footballing pyramid still bidding to improve their squads ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
We’ve already seen a number of high-profile deals completed, including Liverpool’s big money swoop for Darwin Nunez, and Manchester City’s long awaited move for Norwegian superstar Erling Haaland.
But with weeks left to go, you can guarantee that there’ll be plenty more transfer action to follow, and countless twists and turns to come before the market closes.
With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about when exactly the summer transfer deadline is scheduled to pass...
When does the summer transfer window close?
This year’s summer transfer window opened will shut on September 1st.
All of Europe’s ‘top five’ leagues will bring business to a close on the same day, although there will be some variation on the specific times at which their respective deadlines will pass.
In England, the summer window opened on June 10th, and will officially close at 11pm BST on September 1st, with that date applying to both Premier League and EFL clubs.
Likewise, France opened their window on in mid-June, but will give their sides until 11:59pm CEST to wrap up any deals on September 1st.
Over in Spain, clubs have until 10:59pm to get deals done, with the window set to open on July 1st.
Germany and Italy will also open their windows at the beginning of July, with the Bundesliga concluding business at 5pm on September 1st.
The Serie A window has varied in its exact deadline in recent times, with previous windows closing anywhere between 7pm and 10pm over the past few seasons.
Are there any exemptions to the deadline?
Clubs may be granted an extension to complete any transfers that are set to go down to the wire by submitting a deal sheet.
A deal sheet allows a side to confirm that an agreement has been reached in order to allow for additional time to submit the remaining documentation.
For last year’s summer deadline, which was also 11pm, a deal sheet could not be used before 9pm, and had to arrive fully completed before the transfer window closed.
Once the sheet arrives, clubs have an additional two hours, or until 1am, to submit the full paperwork.
In short, when we get to September 1st, just because the transfer deadline has passed, it doesn’t necessarily mean that every club’s business will be concluded.
What are the biggest transfer deals that could still go through?
Nottingham Forest have taken this transfer window by storm following their promotion to the Premier League, bringing in 15 new players so far.
However, potentially there biggest deal is yet to come, with Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar reportedly closing in on a move to the City Ground.
The Frenchman was previously linked with a move to Arsenal and could be a huge signing for Forest.
Meanwhile, we could still see Leicester City lose a number of players, with the likes of Wesley Fofana, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison attracting interest from Premier League clubs.
The latter seems the most likely to remain at the King Power Stadium, with Newcastle United turning their attentions elsewhere after having multiple bids rejected for the midfielder.
The most talked about potential transfer this summer has been Frenkie de Jong, who we could still see move to England.