European soccer transfer window ends

The month of January is one of the most exciting in European football, but not because of anything that occurs on the pitch. January is the month of a “transfer window,” the period in which football clubs around Europe can sign players

Transfer window mayhem in European football

When FIFA enforced a mandatory transfer window for the 2002/3 season they believed that it would be beneficial to the game by providing structure. Previously deals could be struck at any point during the season: players could switch teams whenever they wanted