Luton CEO knows transfer window will have to be changed due to coronavirus pandemic

No other option for Sweet with season currently cancelled
Town chief executive Gary SweetTown chief executive Gary Sweet
Town chief executive Gary Sweet

Hatters chief executive Gary Sweet knows that there will have to be a serious review of the transfer window this season with the campaign being suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Currently, the window is meant to open for business in June, however former EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey believes that should be brought forward immediately so that clubs can sell players or send loanees back to their parent clubs to help with their increasingly worrying financial situation.

On whether he agreed with such a proposal, Sweet said: “In part, I don’t think people should bulk purchase in supermarkets, and I don’t think clubs should bulk purchase footballers if they’ve got plenty of cash and can afford to do so.

“Yes, I would support that, the transfer window will have to change anyway.

“Quite simply, it can’t open up on its normal schedule because, if we’re playing games through June and July, player contracts are up on July 1 and agents are trying to sell those players or find them new homes, then that’s not going to work.

“You’re effectively breaking the season up in two.

“So, the window has to be reviewed anyway and I’m pretty sure UEFA and FIFA are looking into it.”

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