When does the January 2023 transfer window open & close? Deadline day date, time & everything you need to know

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Everything you need to know about the January 2023 transfer window, including times and dates

The January transfer window has become one of the season's great equalisers, with clubs having the perfect opportunity to bolster their squads ahead of the campaign's run-in.

The perfect addition in January has the potential to make or break a team's season, by propelling a club up the table or serving as the extra 10 per cent needed to get their squad across the line in knockout competitions. In some cases, it can completely change a club's season trajectory.

GOAL has everything you need to ensure that you're in the know when it comes to the January 2023 transfer window.

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When does the January 2023 transfer window open?

For clubs in England and Scotland the transfer window opens on Sunday, January 1, 2023.

In the January transfer window period, players can be purchased and sold across Europe and beyond. These privileges also extend to loan deals, which can also be made during the month-long window.

Likewise, Germany and France's top leagues will be open for trade from January 1. It will be a day later in Spain and Italy, on January 2.

LeagueWindow opensDeadline dayDeadline time
Premier LeagueJan 1Jan 3111pm GMT / 6pm ET
BundesligaJan 1Jan 315pm GMT / 12 noon ET
Serie AJan 2Jan 317pm GMT / 2pm ET
La LigaJan 2Jan 3111pm GMT / 6pm ET
Ligue 1Jan 1Jan 3111:59pm GMT / 6:59pm ET
EFLJan 1Jan 3111pm GMT / 6pm ET
SPFLJan 1Jan 3111:59pm GMT / 6:59pm ET
WSLJan 1Jan 315pm GMT / 12 noon ET (domestic) / 12 midnight GMT / 7pm ET (international)

When does the January 2023 transfer window close?

Transfer deadline day has become one of the most eagerly awaited events on the football calendar. It is a regular source of drama with surprise deals often making headlines.

From Benfica playing hardball with Chelsea for Enzo Fernandez to Liverpool preparing for a quiet deadline day, there are many moves waiting to be completed in time.

Deadline day will commence on Tuesday, January 31 for the Premier League, this being the final day that deals can be done. The window will officially close at 11pm GMT (6pm ET) on that Tuesday. This cut-off point does vary slightly across the rest of Europe's top leagues.

January 2023 deadline dates around the world

CountryOpensDeadline Day
MexicoJan 4Feb 1
USAJan 31Apr 24
PortugalJan 3Feb 2
UAEJan 11Feb 8
TurkeyJan 12Feb 8
Saudi ArabiaJan 1Jan 28
AustraliaJan 11Feb 7
IrelandDec 1Feb 22

You can also see the winter transfer window dates for MLS, Liga MX and other leagues across the world above.

In the case of MLS, the transfer window does not fall on the traditional time period, starting at the end of January and running until the end of April.