Tomorrow, Saturday 1 Jan 2011, sees the transfer window open for English clubs.
Masses of rumours abound about signings agreed or even made, but the truth is nothing can be finalised until Monday 3rd January 2011.
The only exception to this is a player that is currently without a club, as there is no transfer involved. Unattached players can be signed at any time during the season.
So the lesson is don’t belive anything until you hear it on Monday morning – transfers are hijacked all the time. One memorable case involved a player on his way to talk Rangers who discovered Celtic were also interested. The life-long Celtic fan turned the car around and eventually signed for the Hoops.