The football summer 22 transfer window witnessed some record-breaking deals – Fofana moving to Chelsea for a whooping €82.5 million is a prime example. The window is soon to close, but before that, the clubs involved will be pushing their last effort to acquire top guns across Europe.
Club’s backend is working frantically to assess players, pinpoint the most suitable ones for the team, analyze recent performance on their side, and finalize which players to let go. But when does the curtain fall for the summer 22 transfer window?
A Unique Football Season This Summer
The upcoming 2022/23 football season is different owing to the coming FIFA WorldCup. This major football event has been traditionally organized in the summer months of June and July.
However, the situation is different this time – the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in November. The decision to shift the FIFA world cup date is made considering the scorching summer temperature in Qatar.
However, this date change meant that major leagues worldwide had to readjust their schedule because all the domestic competitions would halt throughout the World Cup.
This compelled many European leagues to shift their season to early dates and pushed them to open the summer window much earlier than scheduled.
Football summer transfer window 2022 at a glance
The summer transfer window opened on Friday, July 1, and will end for most European clubs on September 1 2022. This allowed a two-month period for the major European clubs to restructure their side and bring in or drop players per the team’s requirements.
The current summer transfer window is on its last legs, with several major transfers already on the list. However, European clubs are still rallying to rope in the best talents for their team at this final phase of the summer transfer window.
In countries like Spain, France, and Italy, the summer window will follow its regular timeline, which means the transfers can happen till September 1.
Other countries adjusted, keeping in sight the approaching football world cup slated for November 2022 in Qatar. In response, the Premier League opened the window early, on June 10; however, the deadline remains till September 1.
Likewise, Turkey and Netherland clubs also shifted the summer transfer date to early June. While the Eredivisie will end the transfer period on August 31, SüperLig has allowed the changeover period to extend till September 22.
When does the summer transfer window for the Premier League close? (Date)
The summer transfer window opened early for some, but most European clubs will halt their activities on September 1. However, some notable exceptions will push the deadline for the summer transfer window to as late as September 22. For the Premier League, the last date for clubs to complete all their transfers is September 1, 2022.
When does the summer transfer window close for the rest of the European Leagues?
Clubs in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain opened the summer window on July 1, 2022. Out of these four countries, the clubs in France and Italy on August 31 will see the closure of the summer transfer window on August 31, 2022. However, the clubs in Germany and Spain will have an additional day to conclude their transfers before the summer transfer window closes on September 1, 2022.
Closing time for the summer window for major European League
Summer Window Closing Time for Premier League: September 1, 2022, at 11 pm GMT
Summer Window Closing Time for LaLiga: September 1, 2022, at 10:59 pm.
Summer Window Closing Time for Bundesliga: September 1, 2022, at 5 pm
Summer Window Closing Time for League 1: August 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm
The biggest transfers in the summer 2022 transfer window so far
While the summer transfer window still has some days to close, we have already seen some big names shake hands with a new club. Robert Lewandowski, the Polish star, moved to Barcelona for €45 million plus an additional €5 million as a bonus. Likewise, Casemiro’s move to Manchester United has garnered much attention. After several rounds of negotiations, Real Madrid finally let go of its star midfielder for a sum of
€70 million. However, the biggest stunner came from the blues when recently they succeeded in a verbal agreement with Leicester City for the transfer of French defender Wesley Fafona for a record sum of €82.5 million.
Biggest spenders in the current summer transfer window so far.
The Blues lead the tally as the biggest spenders in the current summer transfer window. With the signing of Wesley Fofana, Chelsea has splurged above €200 million in new signings. Likewise, Barcelona rests in second place, Nottingham in the third position, while Manchester United is currently the Fourth biggest spender in the summer 2022 transfer window. Both number two and number three spent around €153 and €143 respectively.