Premier League set for crunch vote today that could have major effect on Leeds in 20/21 – report
The Premier League is set for a crunch vote today on the summer transfer window, according to the Daily Mail, and the results could have a major effect on Leeds United.
The report says that they might vote against the directive of UEFA, which wants to see the window closed on October 5.
That date would mean that all deals would be completed before the deadline for the European competitions.
However, according to the Mail, Premier League clubs are going to be given four options to vote for and it’s said they could take an immediate vote today.
These options are:
- A 12-week window running July 13 – October 5
- A 10-week window from the end of the 19/20 Premier League to October 5
- Same as  but with an additional two weeks for domestic transfers
- A 12-week window running from the end of the season to October 19
Longer the better for Leeds
Leeds are massive favourites for promotion but Victor Orta is preparing for all eventualities with a list of targets for the Premier League and one for the Championship.
We don’t think Leeds are going to go on a spending splurge like Fulham if they do go up – it’s not Marcelo Bielsa’s way.
Leeds are also on the hook for a number of big-money deals already such as Helder Costa and Jean-Kevin Augustin.
Options for Jack Harrison and Illan Meslier will likely be triggered if Leeds do secure promotion.
However, we’re sure that new players will come in and we think the longer the window the better for Leeds.
The best option would be the full international 12-week window that would give Leeds an advantage over European counterparts who stick to the UEFA recommendation.
Orta has gone on record saying that he is scouting extensively in Europe and if the window is shut elsewhere, Leeds could pick up some bargains late on in the window.
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