The 2019 Summer Football Transfer Window Guide

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The summer transfer window is open and football clubs across the planet are ready to splash mega money on reinforcements ready for the 2019/20 season.

The thrilling 2018/19 season may have just ended but plans by the managers and owners are well underway to build for the new season.

When Does The Premier League Transfer Window Open and Close?

The Premier League Transfer Window opens 00:01am Thursday 16th May

The Premier League Transfer Window closes 17:00pm Thursday 8th August

When Does The Championship Transfer Window Open and Close?

The Championship Transfer Window opens 00:01am Thursday 16th May

The Championship Transfer Window closes 17:00pm Thursday 8th August

When Does The League One & Two Transfer Window Open and Close?

The League One & Two Transfer Window opens 00:01am Thursday 16th May

The League One & Two Transfer Window closes 17:00pm Monday 2nd September


    Five Transfer Sagas That Will Rule The Summer Window

    Every summer without fail is dominated by the major headlines of high profile players moving clubs for big money, this year will be no different.

    Last year arguably the greatest player of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid for Juventus.

    The summer before Neymar Jr smashed the world transfer record to pieces with his 200m euro move from Barcelona to French giants PSG.

    The year before this Paul Pogba made his return home to Manchester United from Juventus, but which players will dominate the headlines this summer? Lets find out!

    Eden Hazard

    It has been speculated for years but finally the first major summer transfer is completed, Eden Hazard has left Chelsea and signed for Real Madrid in a monster £130m move.

    Despite a huge cash injection for Chelsea the move does come with some controversy. They are currently under a transfer ban, they wont be able to invest the money back into the squad until the ban ends.

    Eden was widely regarded as the best player in the Premier League and leaves huge boots to fill at Chelsea FC, without the ability to sign any new players they may struggle next season without him.


    Antoine Griezmann

    It was only last year the Atletico Madrid superstar declared his love for the club and ruled out a summer move to Barcelona, he signed a new contract and committed his future to Atleti until 2023.

    In a stunning turn of events Griezmann announced he would be leaving the club this summer right before the last game of the season.

    Bayern Munich, PSG and Manchester City have all been linked to his signature however the managers of PSG and City have since ruled the transfer out.

    Barcelona remain the favourites to sign the forward, we will keep a keen eye on any new developments.


    Matthijs de Ligt

    Arguably the saga of the summer, De Ligt is the hottest young talent on the planet and the race for his signature is heating up. Ajax's young captain has been touted as one best defenders in the world and all the biggest clubs in the game have been watching.

    Barcelona has long been considered the favourite to sign the champions league semi-finalist, they have also been linked with De Ligts team mate De Jong and we may just see the La Liga giants sweep in for the double.

    Across the pond in the Premier League, Manchester United have been heavily linked with the commanding centre back, there is nothing he cant do, make a tackle, play a ball, clear with his head and score a goal.

    United struggled defensively last season and De Ligt would most certainly bolster the back line, but will the absence of Champions League football put the Dutch goliath off?


    Gareth Bale

    After years of speculation the Welsh superstar may be finally about to leave the Bernabeu, it has been reported that Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane has deemed him surplus to requirements. 

    Bales signature wont come cheap, he earns around £400k a week at Real Madrid and by his own admission is happy in the Spanish capital.

    He has been heavily linked with Manchester United and at 29 years old may have a few more years of top level football left in him.

    There is no doubt he has the ability to improve any side he signs for, we look forward to seeing how this summer saga plays out.


    João Félix

    Hailed as the next Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese superstar Joao Felix has been linked with no end of top clubs across the world.

    This years was his first full season with Benfica and the 19 year old hit 19 goals including a Europa League hattrick proving to any doubters that the hype just might be real.

    Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are all keeping a close eye on the youngster.

    Two clubs stand out form the list, Atleti and Manchester City, Atletico Madrid will be searching for a replacement for the departing Griezmann and Felix may just fit the description. City have made it clear they want to add some depth to their attack this summer and Joao Felix may be the ideal candidate.

    Wherever he decides to go his services won’t come cheap, there is a 120m euro release clause in his contract. Off the back of an incredible first season most clubs will see this as money well spent to acquire a player who may just well become the games next megastar.


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