FIFA have made an announcement on the upcoming transfer window that gives Liverpool exactly what they wanted.
Football’s governing body confirmed that transfer windows can move to fall in line with seasons in a statement on Tuesday.
“FIFA will be flexible and will allow the relevant transfer windows to be moved so they fall between the end of the old season and the start of the new season,” they said, per the Liverpool Echo.
“At the same time, FIFA will try to ensure, where possible, an overall level of coordination and will also bear in mind the need to protect the regularity, integrity and proper functioning of competitions, so that the sporting results of any competition are not unfairly disrupted.”
So there won’t necessarily be a transfer window this summer. It will happen in the post-season, though – whenever that is.
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This is exactly the news that Liverpool were hoping for. The Daily Mail reported recently that the Reds had made a business decision to cancel all negotiations in light of the global health crisis.
That means no signings or sales until things are clearer. Right now, for one thing, no one even knows when or what you’d sign players for.
And FIFA have vindicated that decision and now Liverpool can rest easy. They’ll know that negotiations can resume once the season is over and there’s no rush right now.
The worry, of course, was that the transfer window would happen as normal, starting next month. Liverpool would be unable to sign anyone if they kept to their business policy.
That’s not a problem now and teams can have a little more certainty with their dealings.