Leeds United director of football Victor Orta has revealed what he has heard about when the transfer window will re-open.
Leeds’ season could have been over by now if it hadn’t been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic and Orta would more than likely have been the busiest he had ever been, trying to sign players for a campaign in the Premier League.
However no one can say for sure when the Championship season will be able to resume and that means that it is anyone’s guess as to when the transfer window will re-open.
But Leeds’ transfer chief Orta has revealed to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague that he has heard rumours about the window opening up in August and closing at the end of September.
“The rumour is talking about August and September 30. That’s the rumour around because, more or less, if you take a delay of two months it’s the same from the start,” he told Balague, as quoted by LeedsLive.
“We are thinking and we forgot UEFA Euros are next year too because it was delayed, but, more or less, the people are talking about August and finish September 30.
“That’s the rumour of all the people around me in terms of the new market dates.”
This means that the EFL might be planning for the season to have concluded by August.
Championship players have been tested for coronavirus over the past few days and on Monday, the EFL is allowing clubs to hold group training sessions once again.
Leeds players have been back at Thorp Arch this week to train individually but these steps are showing that there is huge progress towards the season restarting.
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