A report from today’s paper edition of the Milano based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport has highlighted how some football institutions want the summer transfer window to be extended until the 31st December.
The report details how a market open for months with the season still being played would benefit big teams, as any poor start would allow them to purchase a few options quickly to try and turn their fortunes around. It would also allow Inter more time to negotiate for Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal, allowing them to push for a lower price than the one requested by the Blaugrana.
Contract dates and loan deals could also be extended to the end of the year, the report continues. This would also benefit Inter, as it would allow on loan players like Argentine striker Mauro Icardi and Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan to impress their temporary owners enough to remain after the deal expires. Paris Saint Germain and Cagliari both don’t look likely to enact the buy options currently and so the extended time period gives more time for the Inter owned players to shine.