When does the January winter transfer window close in 2023? Deadline Day date and time

By | January 1, 2023

Netherlands forward Cody Gakpo watched his first game as a Liverpool player when he was at Anfield to see his new club beat Leicester City on December 30.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup star has become one of the first major arrivals of the winter transfer window in the Premier League, and more major manoeuvres can be expected by clubs around the world as the race ramps up to make signings before the deadline.

Manchester United were reportedly keen on Gakpo, and Erik ten Hag’s side have restarted their campaign without their top scorer last season after five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed an extraordinarily lucrative move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr, having been released by United in November.

From Europe to the MLS and the A-League, here are the dates your club needs to complete transfers by this winter.

When does the January transfer window close?

The transfer window opening and closing dates for every country in the world are tracked by FIFA online. We highlight a few of them below:

Premier League (England)

  • The Premier League’s winter window closes on January 31 at 23:00 GMT.
  • These dates and times also apply to EFL clubs, who returned to competitive action a few weeks before their top-flight counterparts in December.

Bundesliga (Germany) & Ligue 1 (France)

  • Like England, the top three divisions in Germany see their winter windows close at 23:00 local time on Tuesday, January 31.
  • Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in France are following the same dates as Germany and England.

La Liga (Spain) & Serie A (Italy)

  • The winter window for La Liga in Spain will close on the same date of Tuesday, January 31 at 23:00 local time.
  • Italy’s Serie A, B, C and D will also see their window close on Tuesday, January 31 at 23:00 local time.

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Transfer windows beyond Europe: Key leagues in Australia, North America, South America


  • The A-League Men season, which spans from October to May, returned to action during the latter stages of the World Cup, and the transfer window, taking place in Australia’s summer, closes on February 8, 2023.

USA & Canada

  • The 2023 MLS season gets underway in February and teams in the USA and Canada have a few months to build their squads given this constitutes their primary transfer window, while summer is the secondary window.
  • FIFA notes that the window in the USA and Canada will run from January 31 to April 24, 2023.

Argentina and Brazil

  • The 2023 Primera Division in Argentina gets underway on January 27 and spans until early August. Their first transfer window of the season lasts just under a month, starting on January 23 and closing on February 22, 2023.
  • The Brasileirao’s 2023 window runs from January 10 to April 1, 2023.