Transfer News: January 2021 Transfer Deadline: Everything You Need to Know | Football news
Time is running out for clubs to do business in the January transfer window. Here’s everything you need to know about Deadline Day, and how to keep up with all the deals and dramas with Sky Sports.
When does the transfer window close?
The England transfer window for the Premier League and Sky Bet EFL opened on January 2 and will close at 11 o’clock in the evening to Monday February 1.
The window in Scotland closes at midnight Monday.
Elsewhere, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 transfer windows closed at 5 p.m. on Monday, while the deadline is 7 p.m. in Italy and 10.59 p.m. in Spain on the same day.
The window in China remains open until February 26.
What chords could still happen?
January could traditionally be a difficult month for Premier League clubs to do business, but several potential high profile deals are still in the air ahead of the deadline.
Paris Saint-Germain wishes to reunite Dele Alli and Mauricio Pochettino, the midfielder currently out of favor at Tottenham. Spurs have maintained that they want Alli to fight for his place; with Euro 2020 on the horizon, could it – like that of Arsenal Ainsley Maitland Niles – to agitate for a movement in the remaining days of the window to revive its chances in England?
Christian Eriksen has wanted a return to Tottenham in January, and Spurs are said to be open to a loan transfer under the right circumstances. Inter Milan are believed to be assessing interested clubs with loan fees; could they lower their requirements over time?
Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played down talks over any entry but confirmed the club are looking to get rid of several fringe players. Will people like Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero follow Jesse Lingard?
And about Liverpool? Jurgen Klopp continues to insist that any signing from Liverpool “must be the right players” after setbacks to Fabinho and Joel Matip exacerbated his defensive injury crisis. Will the Reds take one last shot to bolster their bottom line and their chances of defending their title?
Can transactions be completed after the deadline?
Yes – via the “Deal Sheet”, which confirms that an agreement has been reached and allows more time for clubs to submit the remaining documentation.
Clubs that close transactions late on the deadline day will be able to submit a transaction sheet between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Once the sheet arrives, clubs have two more hours to submit all documents.
Clubs can also sign free agents after the deadline.
What about these new post-Brexit rules?
Premier League clubs have new rules to follow when recruiting foreign players during this window.
As the UK no longer has access to the EU’s single market for the free movement of labor, signed players from EU countries must follow the same protocols as players from outside the EU have done so far – get approval from the governing body (GBE).
In the past, there were two processes: a points-based system – based on the player’s appearances in international matches and their country’s FIFA rankings – to earn a GBE and an Exceptions Panel for players who do not. not generate enough points but – depending on the Premier League website – were found to be “of the highest quality”.
This deal between the Premier League and the FA – approved by the Home Office – remains, but the criteria for earning points have been broadened to take into account how many appearances a player has for his club, at which level his club is in competition and how a club performs in a competition.
If a player gets 15 points, he will earn a GBE. If a player wins between 10 and 14 points, the case will automatically be sent to the Exceptions Panel.
After Brexit, Premier League clubs cannot sign 16-year-old foreign players either.
To help top clubs stay competitive, the Premier League and the FA have agreed on additional criteria for “Youth Players”, where talented players aged 18-19 who have not yet had a chance to compete. appearing regularly in the first teams of their clubs can accumulate points to earn a GBE.
The Premier League claims that points would be earned, for example, if they were named on a squad sheet, played in a cup match, played for a club’s development team abroad or made international appearances at the youth level.
Follow the deadline with Sky Sports
You can follow all the latest transfer news and rumors in our Transfer Center Blog to Sky Sports’ digital platforms.
Sky Sports News will also serve all the big developments, as well as bring you updates from journalists across the country and analysis of big stories from guests such as Paul Merson, Harry Redknapp and Nigel Pearson, as well as the views of fans of top to bottom of the country.
Join us in the studio watching a live broadcast of key times on deadline day: we’ll bring Sky Sports News ” coverage with seven hours of free streaming on the Air sports website and app, the Sky Sports News YouTube channel, as well as Twitter and Facebook from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Deadline Monday February 1st with Air sports – don’t miss it.