This is how latest Premier League, EFL and FIFA transfer window plans will impact Newcastle United

The 2019/20 football season was seriously disjointed by the Covid-19 pandemic - with a huge gap in fixtures from March to June.

Monday, 20th July 2020, 1:52 pm
How the latest transfer window plans could impact football clubs in England

But how will the transfer window and Newcastle United’s season be impacted by the adjusted schedule - here, we take Magpies supporters through everything they need to know about the proposed plans.

When will the transfer window open and close?

The Premier League and EFL summer transfer window will open from July 27, and will close on October 5.

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That gives Newcastle United and their top-tier rivals 10 weeks to sign players.

Has there been talk of a ‘domestic window?’

In addition to the 10-week window, the Premier League and EFL have stated that there will be an additional ‘domestic-only’ window between October 5 and 16.

During the domestic window, Premier League clubs will only be able to trade with EFL teams.

This means that no transfers will be allowed between top-flight outfits during the additional domestic window.

How will that work for clubs involved in the Championship play-offs?

The EFL have stated that new signings will not be allowed to play until the beginning of the 2020-21 season.

Meaning any players clubs acquire would not be involved in the Championship play-offs.

All plans are still subject to FIFA approval.

When is next season likely to start?

There has not yet been any firm date announced for the beginning of the 2020-21 season – meaning Newcastle United and other English clubs are in limbo.

However, launching the new season on September 12 looks like the most likely option, after that month’s round of international fixtures.