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Poyet calls for transfer window shake-up
Albion chief Gus Poyet has blamed the hold-up in landing a target man on the late closure of the transfer window. Poyet is desperate to add aerial power to his strike force but says the end-of-August cut-off for signings means agents are “playing with clubs”. Albion kick-off their season at Swindon tonight in the Capital One Cup and at Hull on Saturday in the Championship, while the transfer window does not shut until August 31. Poyet told The Argus: “I know it is tough for UEFA to set up a deadline on the transfer window but I think it needs to close before you start. It would be difficult, because everybody starts on a different date, but I think we should at least have an agreement in Europe. “Let’s start everybody in the first week of August and we finish the transfer window in the first week of August because I cannot understand how a player can play next weekend for one team and two days later play in the team that he played against. It shouldn't be allowed. “Now everybody is waiting and that is the problem. Every agent is playing with clubs. When a player has two or three options they play with them, asking for a little bit more. “They keep going and going, then you get to the 31st and if you don't have the player then maybe deals always go through in the last few minutes. Somebody is winning, somebody is losing.”
Read the full story in The Argus today along with a two-page preview of the Capital One Cup clash with Swindon tonight