Loads of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Graham Smyth shared an update into the English Football League’s plans for the summer transfer window.
EFL clubs met earlier in the week to discuss potential amendments to the summer market, which slammed shut on August 8 last year so that no deals could be carried out once the 2019/20 Championship campaign had commenced.
The transfer window also closed for Premier League sides on August 8, though the top-flight has since reverted back to the traditional closing date of the end of August/early September, with the market closing this year on September 1 at 17:00.
EFL clubs have now agreed to follow suit with the Premier League and will also move the closing date back, which places all four professional English divisions in line with one another after League One and League Two opted against the earlier deadline.
Have clubs made the right decision changing the date?
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Smyth’s post updating fans of the change in transfer deadline for Championship sides…
What good does this do for clubs? The risk of losing players you’ve spent all pre season working with for what? More money lined in the pockets of already dirty rich clubs and businesses. football has gotten more & more greedy as the years have gone on. Such an out of touch sport https://t.co/jiTQRdTs80
— Post Mix Lemonade (@MMMMMNoodleSoup) February 27, 2020
Who cares we won’t be in the EFL next season
— WisemanIndy (@wisemanIndy69) February 27, 2020
I hate that, much prefer to have the players in pre season
— lee gammage ☮ (@leegammage) February 27, 2020
Don’t go to bed on 31st August !
— Escape to Prague (@escapetoprague) February 27, 2020
So what. It won’t affect for us🙏🙏🙏
— Declan Molan (@Ballyarthur) February 27, 2020
Luckily we dont do transfer windows anyway lol
— Chris King (@kipa170) February 27, 2020
— Jordan Townend (@GoOnGarySpeed) February 27, 2020
Oh come on, Graham, why you do us dirty like this!!
— Smather (@Smatherlol) February 27, 2020
The premier league have also done this, hopefully we’ll be in it. https://t.co/3NcncP2weK
— John Paul Redmond (@john_leeds25) February 27, 2020
In other Leeds United news, a key Whites figure has been approached over a summer move away from Elland Road.