Consultation with Clubs has been ongoing in recent weeks and months, with Clubs giving indicative support ahead of a formal vote at an Extraordinary General Meeting, held earlier today.
The amendments to the Regulations mean the following:
- The deadline for Championship Clubs for all incoming permanent and loan registrations closes at 5pm on the Thursday prior to the commencement of the Premier League season.
- A deadline of 31 August for League One and League Two Clubs for all permanent and loan registrations, thereby providing increased flexibility in relation to trading between Clubs in those two divisions.
This means that the deadline for Swansea City and their fellow Championship rivals will be 8 August 2019.
EFL Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “I’m pleased that the matter has been determined and thereby ensuring Clubs have sufficient time to prepare ahead of the summer transfer window opening in June. It is right that Clubs were given the opportunity to determine the direction of travel in order to come to a decision that benefitted their own individual transfer policies.”
Whatever happens over the Summer months, lets hope that the Swans do some decent business and well before the deadline in order to give Graham Potter and his staff the optimum amount of time to prepare his squad for the 2019/2020 Championship season.