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One Month To Go Until The January Transfer Window Silly Season
Wednesday, 2nd Dec 2020 08:52

The January transfer window is always a month or madness, but when does it open and close this season ? With the late start to the season will that mean a change in dates in next month's silly season transfer window.

The answer is that although this season started a few weeks later than usual, it is only ending a week later than it normally would in May, therefore the window in January will open on Saturday January 2nd 2021 and then close on February 1st at 11pm, and I assume the usual few hours extension for clubs to lodge the paper work at the FA.

Unlike the summer window just gone it seems that there will be no extra period for clubs outside the Premier League, the window will slam shut for all clubs on February 1st.

It will be interesting to see what deals will be done, clubs will have had to cut their cloth to match their finances and those finances are decidedly lower than normal due to the absences of fans.

Whether that will mean less transfer or the same number of transfers but lower prices is uncertain as of yet, so this years silly season might be a bit more sane than it normally is.

From a Saints perspective, historically they do not like doing business in January, they feel the market is one of panic buying and therefore prices are pushed up and you have to pay over the odds for players not worth the money.

Still whatever happens he rumour mill is already being oiled and will be in full flow in the next few days to build up to a crescendo in January, but will all the agents be wasting their time spreading rumour after rumour for little return.

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perazi added 09:32 - Dec 2
One good move for Saints (not that I expect it to happen) would be to move Shane Long on. He is clearly past his best and offers nothing coming off the bench - his once famed speed and "pest" harassing of defences are no longer on show. The decision to extend his contract by two years now looks a glaring mistake.

vanmans added 09:36 - Dec 2
Maybe they will sell Mohammed Salisu.

A1079 added 10:38 - Dec 2
I think we need a defender to replace the defender that we believe we purchased but have not yet seen only to see if the replacement defender for the missing defender will be available to defend!

cocklebreath added 11:10 - Dec 2
I expect a big offer for JWP, can we resist? Probably not

1teeminants added 12:34 - Dec 2
There will interest in Ings and Ward- Prowse for sure. It will be interesting to see how we deal with it

DellBoyWally added 14:20 - Dec 2
We apparently are going to be busy. From the "exclusive" and the "insider says" and "we are reliably informed" we are signing 196 players in January and selling 5!
We're gonna need a bigger bus!!

Sadoldgit added 23:37 - Dec 2
We won’t sell Ings or JWP this January. We might get some cover in at full back but I don’t think any more than that.

MRHALL93 added 07:26 - Dec 4
We won't sell JWP. Most of the big 6 teams have a load of CM's so I couldn't realistically see any space for him at any of the clubs.

I'm hoping with all the work that's gone on at the club in regards to getting the first team players to sign new contracts, we're going to be serious about keeping our best players. Unless it's toys out the pram time from the players. But I can't see JWP being one of those players.

I don't think we'll sign or sell anyone. Maybe we'll go in for a loan deal on Brandon Williams again. But that feels like a waste of time.

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