Eredivisie CV in favour of earlier closing transfer market

Eredivisie CV in favour of earlier closing transfer market

The Eredivisie CV is in favour of the summer transfer market before closing, but only if the measure for all major leagues in Europe is introduced.

That says Jacco Swart, director of the Eredivisie CV Wednesday in the Volkskrant. The Eredivisie CV represents the interests of all eighteen clubs in the highest Dutch league.

Swart reacts thus on a plan of the Premier League. In England went there on Tuesday to vote on the transferdeadline for the start of the competition. The clubs vote on the proposal on 7 september.

“In the ideal scenario, the transfer market in the whole of Europe at the same time closed. And even before the competitions begin,” says Swart.

He wants the proposal in the short term to discuss with representatives of the competitions in the surrounding countries. “In september we come with the colleagues of the European leagues together. Let’s see if we can agree on a solution. I go there in any case my best to do.”


It is for the Eredivisieclubs no option to just like the Premier League on their own to opt for an early transferdeadline.

In that scenario, players can after the start of the competition to go to for example Germany or Spain leave, while the clubs no substitutes.

In the Premier League plays that problem is less, because only few players are bought away by foreign clubs. “I know the numbers are not exactly, but in the English league are much less international transfers than us”, says Swart.

The largest foreign transfers

An overview of the largest foreign transfers. Neymar left Barcelona FC for no fewer than 222 million euros for Paris Saint-Germain.

Romelu Lukaku: Everton to Manchester United

Alvaro Morata: Real Madrid to Chelsea

Benjamin Mendy: from AS Monaco to Manchester City

Alexandre Lacazette: from Olympique Lyon to Arsenal

Kyle Walker: Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester City

James Rodriguez: Real Madrid to Bayern Munich (on rental basis)

Bernardo Silva: AS Monaco to Manchester City

Leonardo Bonucci: Juventus to AC Milan

Mohamed Salah: from AS Roma to Liverpool
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Corentin Tolisso: from Olympique Lyon to Bayern Munich

Tiemoué Bakayoko: from AS Monaco to Chelsea

Ederson: from Benfica to Manchester City
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Federico Bernardeschi: from Fiorentina to Juventus

Nemanja Matic: Chelsea to Manchester United

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The current transfer market closes on 31 August, while the Premier league last weekend has already started. That can make for awkward situations, sure.

Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez turned out Saturday for example, shortly before the match against Heracles Almelo “not focused enough” to play with. The Colombian is coveted by the English club Tottenham Hotspur.

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