Can Middlesbrough sign players after August 9? The new-look transfer window explained

Tony Pulis is still looking for new signings
Tony Pulis is still looking for new signings

Middlesbrough are still searching for new additions in the transfer window, but when exactly does the transfer window shut?

This summer has seen the transfer window shortened after EFL clubs voted to bring the closure of the window in-line with that of Premier League clubs.

Top flight sides had previously voted to close the window before their season began, meaning that they would have to complete all deals by August 9.

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And EFL clubs have followed suit - meaning that the transfer window will close on August 9 at 5pm.

However, this is something of a 'soft' closure of the transfer window - and Boro can continue to seal some deals up until the end of August.

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All permanent signings must be completed by the August 9 deadline, but clubs can still sign players on standard loan deals until August 31 at 5pm.

Indeed, players who are free agents can also be signed up until the August 31 deadline, meaning Tony Pulis will have no need to stress if he can't bring in any new faces before the window closes.

In terms of outgoings, Middlesbrough will still be able to sell players after August 9 - providing that the buying club is still within their nation's respective transfer window.