The issue of Premier League spending has once again been highlighted with Financial Fair Play coming into force this season.
Many clubs have, perhaps for the sake of complying with UEFA’s rules, decided against spending outlandishly in order to keep their books balanced throughout the year.
It got me thinking, could we get rid of the January transfer window? Effectively placing a transfer embargo on the clubs until the summer window opened up again.
The January transfer window does have opportunities for clubs who decide to sign players in that period but it does cause hassle for other teams as they have to replace and integrate players if business is done.
What I’m suggesting here is that the clubs do their transfer work in the summer, they sign however many players they want as long as they keep their books in order.
At the end of the window they will no longer be able to buy players in the January transfer window but will have to work with what they’ve got until the summer window opens again.
The summer window would then become the priority for all clubs, they would have to make sure that they sign their targets in that given period.
It would perhaps cut down on players being tempted by other clubs during the season and ensure that they remained at the club they play for until the summer window opens up again.
This is only a suggestion but with the way the climate of transfer window’s operates then it would make sense for teams to do all of their business in the summer months, so that their team does not become disrupted with the thought of the January transfer window around the corner.
Perhaps it would see teams close the gap on each other? Of course, the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United would still spend big but it would see teams become more competitive and that they would have a chance against teams that in the past have spent big.
It is only a thought that popped into my mind, we all know the trouble that transfer windows can cause for a team such as Newcastle United. If the January transfer window was taken away it would see clubs having to complete their business in the summer window and making sure that they have enough players for the duration of the season.
What do you think? Should the January transfer window stay or go?