17 Aug, 17:00
According to reports Ralph Krueger and Southampton are firmly in favour of closing the transfer window before future Premier League seasons kick off.
The English Football League announced its clubs will discuss closing the summer window early following reports that top-flight clubs are pushing for the same decision. It is understood the matter will be raised at next month's Premier League shareholders' board meeting, and Krueger has confirmed Saints will be among the clubs driving change.
-I think that it's the system we need to look at, so we're a huge proponent of closing the transfer window before the season starts. We're a huge proponent of looking at why these kinds of situations even evolve Krueger said,.
Southampton, like several others, have started this season with a disgruntled key player and the Virgil van Dijk situation has only underlined to Krueger the need for the window to change.