FIFA announces opening of transfer windows before season ends

In a move to revive the battered football industry in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, FIFA has announced a new temporary regulation, allowing opening of the transfer windows the current season is finished.

The transfer window, under normal circumstances, does not open until the season has been completed, but many European leagues are just starting to resume playing after a three-month hiatus due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic and will not finish until late July or August, in many cases.

“The Football Association is discussing proposals to move the summer transfer window to August until October, while the French Football Federation opened their domestic window on Monday, as their leagues are already cancelled due to the pandemic”, as per the Sky Sports.

It is worth noting that earlier this month, the Italian Football Federation confirmed to open their transfer window from September 1 to October 5, with the Serie A season set to resume on June 20. 

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