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Official Premier League announcement confirms start and end dates of January transfer window

2 years ago

The January transfer window details have been confirmed by the Premier League.

In an official announcement, the Premier League stating that the window will open on Wednesday 1 January 2020.

However, players signed on the 1st or 2nd of January won’t be able to play in PL match week 21.

Newcastle United’s 21st PL game of the season sees them playing Leicester at home at 3pm on Wednesday 1 January.

So any new signings for NUFC  in January would be able to play in the Premier League at the very earliest on Saturday 11 January, when Newcastle visit Wolves.

As for the January transfer window closing, that happens at 11pm on Friday 31 January 2020.

Official Premier League announcement:

‘The dates of the January 2020 transfer window for Premier League clubs have been confirmed.

The window will open on Wednesday 1 January and close at 23:00 GMT on Friday 31 January 2020.

No new signings on 1 January

New players signed on 1-2 January will not be eligible for Matchweek 21, but they can be made available for the following Matchweeks as clubs are permitted to make changes to their squad lists throughout the January window.

Clubs completing deals late on Deadline Day, 31 January, will be able to submit a Deal Sheet between 21:00-23:00 GMT.

Clubs will have until midnight on Deadline Day to complete the information needed by FIFA’s Transfer Matching System to apply for international clearance for new signings.

Deadline for squad lists

Normally Premier League clubs will need to register their final 25-man squad for the rest of the campaign the day after the transfer window closes, but because Deadline Day is the day before a round of fixtures, the deadline for submission of final squad lists will be 14:00 GMT on Wednesday 5 February 2020′


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