Mythbusting the transfer window on deadline day

The transfer window in the summer of 2016 saw Premier League clubs spend over a billion pounds in transfer fees. 

Our lawyers Carol Couse and Jake Cohen did an interview with the Guardian to ‘bust some myths’ around the transfer window. 

Also if you’re interested to learn more about what actually goes on behind the scenes in a football transfer, please see our 4 part Reevaldo series on where we discuss the various elements of a transfer, from the behind the scenes negotiations, to the transfer agreement, player contract negotiations and also what role the agents play in making a deal happen.

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