Sunderland chief executive Margaret Byrne has no problems with the winter transfer window but would not want transfers year round.
â€śItâ€™s a bizarre time of the year . . . everyone who works in the game has a certain sigh of relief on the 1st of February when we have a few months to breathe before it all starts again,â€ť said Byrne.
However, on the idea of re-opening the English transfer market all year round, Byrne insisted: â€śI donâ€™t think it would work, there would be no stability at all.
â€śTo shut the window here would disadvantage us against the French, Italian and Spanish leagues. Iâ€™m in favour of having both transfer windows.â€ť