That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the The Premier League and EFL have confirmed their summer transfer window will take place between July 27th and October 5th.
The window opens the day after the completion of the 19-20 season and ends 10-weeks later on October 5th. Furthermore, following consultation with the EFL, a domestic-only window will also be added from October 5 and close on October 16.
Plenty of time to get some good transfer business done, especially on the sell-side. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has identified six squad members to put up for sale this coming transfer window:
- Alexis Sanchez (no brainer – uptick in form in Serie A since the Restart should help to find a suiter; no fee we just need to get his wages off the books(~$25M a year))
- Chris Smalling (performed well at Roma, word of extending loan for another year with an obligation to buy next summer, ~$20M deferred fee rumored)
- Phil Jones (somehow only 28 years old, it’s time to send Jonesy on his way; hopefully we can sell to a bottom-half EPL team for $12M)
- Jesse Lingard (the youngest 27-year old in Manchester, Jesse’s time is up at United as well; might fetch around $20/25M if Raiola does his job)
- Marcos Rojo (a banter legend for his time at United, it’s time for the Argentine to two-foot tackle his way out of the club; on-loan at Estudiantes, a nominal fee of $5M would be a win)
- Diogo Dalot (the only player on this list I would have hoped didn’t make the cut list; still young but hasn’t impressed Ole much; would prefer he went on loan in the Championship next season, but if he can garner a nice fee might be for the best with Laird breaking through)
It’s a massive two weeks for Manchester United. How we finish July will cement or fortunes for the remainder of the year and make us more able to spend in the upcoming transfer window.
This season, Top 4 is everything. We need to finish the season strong and win out!
Glory, Glory, Man United!