When does the transfer window close? 2023 summer deadline day date

  • The Saudi Pro League has been the talking point of the summer window
  • Premier League clubs will be vulnerable to Saudi deals after the window shuts in the UK
  • The summer window officially opened on June 10 in Ligue 1 and in the EFL

Jude Bellingham got his move to Real Madrid secured early
Jude Bellingham got his move to Real Madrid secured early / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages
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The 2023 summer transfer window is in full swing and big moves are happening almost every day. Arguably the major theme of the window has been prominent players choosing to go and play in the Saudi Pro League, rather than remain in Europe.

Every single transfer window in recent years has left us wondering how things can get any more dramatic, confusing and ridiculous, and 2023 certainly hasn't been any different.

The closer we get to the end of the transfer window, the weirder the deals become. Clubs realise they simply have to get a striker through the door, and they will pay what is needed even for a player they previously had little to no interest in. Think of Odion Ighalo or Wout Weghorst's spells at Manchester United.


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When does the 2023 summer transfer window close?

Having opened on June 14, the summer transfer window for Premier League teams is going to slam shut on September 1, at 23:00 BST. That means that most teams will play around three league games before the window closes, providing further info as to whether new players are needed.

The window will close at the same time in the EFL, but there will be some variation around the major leagues in Europe. Serie A, La Liga, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 all shut on September 1, but the times are not the same for everyone which always causes an added layer of panic for clubs.

The Dutch Eredivisie shuts on August 31, while Turkish and Portuguese clubs will be buying players up until September 15 and 22 respectively - opening up the possibility of sales without the ability to replace.

Perhaps more importantly, the Saudi Pro League transfer window is open until September 20.

*All times BST.

League

Date window closes

Premier League

September 1, 23:00

EFL

September 1, 23:00

La Liga

September 1, 18:00

Serie A

September 1, 19:00

Bundesliga

September 1, 17:00

Ligue 1

September 1, 22:00

Turkish Super Lig

September 15

Dutch Eredivisie

September 22

Saudi Pro League

September 20


2023 summer transfer window - biggest moves so far

Declan Rice
Declan Rice always looked destined for a move from West Ham / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

The Saudi Pro League has been dominating the headlines with the likes of Neymar, Karim Benzema, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino heading there, but there's been plenty of money spent in the Premier League too.

In terms of the biggest fees, Moises Caicedo's move from Brighton to Chelsea tops the lot, just ahead of Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham, Harry Kane, Josko Gvardiol and Kai Havertz are other big-money movers, with cash also splashed by Manchester United on Andre Onana and Mason Mount, and by Chelsea on Christopher Nkunku and others.

Player

Club left

Club joined

Fee

Moises Caicedo

Brighton

Chelsea

£100m + £15m in add-ons

Declan Rice

West Ham

Arsenal

£100m + £5m in add-ons

Jude Bellingham

Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid

£88m (25.6m add-ons

Harry Kane

Tottenham

Bayern Munich

£86m + £14m in add-ons

Neymar

PSG

Al Hilal

£86.2m

Josko Gvardiol

RB Leipzig

Man City

£77m

Kai Havertz

Chelsea

Arsenal

£65m

Rasmus Hojlund

Atalanta

Man Utd

£64m + £8m in add-ons

Dominik Szoboszlai

RB Leipzig

Liverpool

£60m

Jeremy Doku

Rennes

Man City

£55.4m


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