On the final day of the transfer market, quite a few deals took place. The big markets in Europe are already closed, and from now on the clubs will only be able to strengthen themselves with free agents. TOPSPORT I present to you the most interesting deals in the last hours:
Manuel Akanji – From Borussia (Dortmund) to Manchester City for €17.5 million
Quite an unexpected transfer – Guardiola strengthened the defense with a player from Dortmund. The Swiss was taken below the market price – Manuel’s contract was expiring, but he was no longer in the squad. At City, Akanji will have a hard time establishing himself in the starting line-up.
Source: Man City official website
Artur Melo – From Juventus to Liverpool, on loan
Under Klopp, almost all central midfielders are out of the reckoning due to injuries – only the young Elliott and Carvalho and the iron Milner are his options. Arthur Melo is a fire-powered option that has been sought after Jordan Henderson’s injury. For the Brazilian himself, this is the third chance to play in a top club – so far it hasn’t worked out very well at Barca and Juve.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – from Barcelona to Chelsea, plus Marcos Alonso and €14m
By the sixth round, Chelsea realized that it was necessary to buy not only defenders, but also strikers – and signed the well-known Aubameyang. For Barca, this was welcome – in the winter they forced Arsenal to let the player go for free, in the summer they sold him, getting Marcos Alonso and 14 million euros.
Source: Chelsea Official Site
Denis Zakaria – from Juventus to Chelsea, on loan
It wasn’t until the winter that Juve snapped up the Swiss midfielder from Gladbach on a discount, and six months later Zakaria went to Chelsea to cement the center of the pitch for Thomas Tuchel’s side. It is for rent with an option to buy.
Martin Dubravka – Newcastle to Manchester United, loan
Goalkeeper Dubravka arrives as De Gea’s option, which will not allow him to relax. Given the sometimes hesitant performances of the Spaniard, the Slovak will certainly get a chance in one of the matches of the “red devils”.
Idrissa Gueye – from PSG to Everton, 9.2 million
Paris Saint-Germain on the last day of the transfer window organized a large-scale purge in the composition. The Senegalese Guy, for example, was returned to Everton, from where they took him 3 years ago for 30 million euros.
Source: Everton official website
Willian – Corinthians to Fulham, no transfer fee
In mid-August, the Brazilian left Corinthians – as he himself explained, because of the threats that come to him and his family when he plays poorly or the team loses. Willian chose to return to the safety of London, where everything is familiar. So he accepted Fulham’s offer.
Hector Bellerin – from Arsenal to Barcelona, no transfer fee
Bellerin signed a one-year contract and agreed to a serious pay cut. Everything to return to his home club. Martin Braithwaite – Barcelona to Espanyol, no transfer fee Barcelona tried all summer to merge the Dane at least somewhere. Braithwaite on the last day of the transfer window nevertheless terminated the contract and, without even leaving Catalonia, signed with Espanyol.
Source: Barcelona official website
Serginho Dest – Barcelona to Milan, on loan
The right-back all along refused to leave Barcelona, but he was tempted and accepted Milan’s offer. The Italian champion needed Dest due to the injury of Florenzi, who took off with serious muscle damage.
Source: twitter milan
Julian Draxler – from PSG to Benfica, on loan
Draxler didn’t play much at Paris Saint-Germain anyway, and with the arrival of Ruiz and Soler, he lost all hope, so he gladly accepted the offer from Benfica.