The Premier League Has Just Made A Huge Change To The Transfer Window

A majority of clubs voted in favour of the move

Finally something has gone Arsène Wenger's way.

Premier League clubs have voted to close summer transfer window before the season starts after managers complained that the current set-up impedes their preparations.

From next season, the window will close at 5pm on the Thursday before the first match of the season. That doesn't mean that clubs won't be able to do deals with European clubs before their 31 August deadline, but they'll only be able to sell players.

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Despite many managers voicing their support for the move over the past few years, the vote wasn't unanimous. Harry Kane had previously complained that the late window meant that players couldn't properly focus, and Arsene Wenger echoed his sentiments on Friday, saying:

"It's important that we close all that stuff before the championship starts. Players have no clarity. Are they in? Are they out? Will they be tapped up on the afternoon of a game? It's not the way to work."

It's not yet know if the rest of Europe will follow the Football League's lead.