EFL splits transfer deadlines for Championship and League 1 and 2 clubs

May 3 – English Football League clubs have voted to introduce separate deadlines for the summer transfer window for teams in the second-tier Championship and lower divisions.

Championship clubs will have until the Thursday before the start of the Premier League season to complete any loan or permanent signings. Third and fourth tier sides will still have until the end of August.

“It is right that clubs were given the opportunity to come to a decision that benefitted their own individual transfer policies,” EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said.

The 2019-20 EFL season is scheduled to start August 3 – although one fixture is expected to be moved to Friday August 2 in order to be televised.

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