Definition of transfer window in English:

transfer window

noun

  • A specific period in the year during which soccer clubs may buy and sell players.

    ‘McClaren was keen to bolster his squad during the January transfer window’
    • ‘At one point Kleberson looked set to leave Old Trafford and return home to Corinthians during the January transfer window, only for the proposed deal to fall through.’
    • ‘When the transfer window closes at the end of Spring Break, that number is expected to soar to 86.’
    • ‘Formerly with Crusaders, Cliftonville and Ards the Newcastle man was snapped up by Institute manager Paul Heggarty during the January transfer window after returning home from working in the United States.’
    • ‘Talks will continue in the next couple of weeks with a view to McBride linking up with Rovers once the January transfer window opens.’
    • ‘The tabloid revelations were, according to sources within Goodison Park, the principal reason why Rooney was so anxious to leave Merseyside before the transfer window closed.’
    • ‘There are now improved manager options to influence your team tactics, 25 000 players and a fully interactive transfer system with all of the latest transfers straight from the January 2006 transfer window.’
    • ‘In the aftermath of that beating Redknapp said the squad wasn't up to Premiership standard and admitted he needed to bring at least five new players to St Mary's during the January transfer window.’
    • ‘Newcastle boss Sir Bobby Robson will use the transfer window to attempt to strengthen his attacking resources.’
    • ‘Why the club hasn't earmarked this money towards securing a much-needed goal scorer when the mid-season transfer window opens in January isn't explained.’
    • ‘Sam Allardyce renews his call for a winter break to help Premiership managers compete with their European counterparts during the transfer window.’
    • ‘Czech midfielder Jiri Jarosik arrived at Chelsea from the club in the previous transfer window.’
    • ‘Ferguson has also confirmed that his efforts to persuade the United board to sign a striker before the transfer window closes at the end of the month have failed.’
    • ‘The Rumour Mill sorts through the mine of transfer speculation and football gossip as the transfer window opens for the summer.’
    • ‘It looks like a case of getting to the January transfer window without dropping too many more points and adding to the squad then.’
    • ‘We need three, four or five new faces and I'm confident Harry will get those in during the transfer window.’
    • ‘Norwich City will go closest to staying up, but a crucial match at Southampton two weeks from the end of the season will ultimately prove to be their undoing, as Harry Redknapp's dealings during the January transfer window pay off for the Saints.’
    • ‘The transfer window makes it difficult to change things, but then that is a problem for everyone so we can't complain about that.’
    • ‘The first week of the transfer window saw lay-offs rather than transfers.’
    • ‘Except, of course, for the fact that come the Christmas transfer window, Owen won't have played in the Champions League, and could suddenly look very attractive to an injury-hit or goal-shy Champions League team.’
    • ‘United's possible bid for Inter defender Blanc could hit a stumbling block with the impending closure of the Serie A transfer window.’