The Premier League announced on Thursday that the summer transfer window will close before the start of the 2018/19 season after the 14 of the 20 Premier League clubs voted in favour of the change.
Rather than slamming shut at the end of August, the window will now close at 5pm on the Thursday before the new top flight campaign begins.
According to BBC Football only Manchester United, Manchester City, Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Watford were against the plan, while Burnley abstained from voting.
Tottenham Hotspur were one of the clubs in favour but they will certainly have do their business quicker than this year, when all of their five new additions arrived in the final week of August.
Spurs supporters were quick to have their say on the news via social media, with some believing the new strategy won’t work and others saying that it could turn out to be chairman Daniel Levy’s “worst nightmare”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
There will be 25 days between end of World Cup & end of window next summer, period also including pre-season tours. Hectic. https://t.co/yPAvsWx90C
— The Spurs Report (@spurs_report) September 7, 2017
Won't work. PL clubs will miss out on too many big Euro/Intl transfers. Will soon change back.
— HotspurSam (@HotspurSam) September 7, 2017
I'm all for the window closing early, but it needs to apply to the selling of players. Squad unrest is caused by players leaving. https://t.co/gO4QX59jbu
— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) September 7, 2017
Super excited about this transfer window thing. It needed to happen, I wonder what deadline day will be like.
— GatorSpurs (@GvilleSpurs) September 7, 2017
For too long Levy has cost us valuable points at the start of the season. The Premier League changing the rules on the transfer window is 👌
— TottenhamFC93 (@TottenhamFC93) September 7, 2017
Daniel levys worst nightmare comes true
— Luke stopford (@stopford_luke) September 7, 2017
Levy trolling himself
— Darren ✌ (@comeonaspur) September 7, 2017