The European transfer window has now closed. During this time Newcastle United broke their transfer record (for the first time since 2005) with the signing of Miguel Almiron for 20M and Ryan Babel made a return to the Premier League after his departure in 2011. Another player returning to the Premier League was former French international, Samir Nasri, who joined West Ham following an eighteen month suspension following a doping violation.
Spanish giants Barcelona were surprisingly busy in the transfer market with the unexpected signings of Kevin Prince-Boateng and Jeison Murillo. These transfers were followed with the addition of promising defender Jean-Clair Todibo and Dutch international Frenkie de Jong (who is set to join for 75M in the Summer). Departing the Camp Nou was Denis Suarez who joined Arsenal on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy. Barcelona’s fierce rivals, Real Madrid, continued their policy of buying the hottest prospects around with the signing of Brahim Diaz from Man City for a fee of 15M.
Reece Oxford and Emile Smith-Rowe have followed in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho by moving to the Bundesliga. They have joined Augsburg and RB Leipzig respectively. Both will be hoping to have a similar impact in Germany as the excellent Sancho who made the move last Summer.
There was a transfer merry-go-round between Milan, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid sparked by the Italian giants signing Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa for 30M. This allowed Gonzalo Higuain to go on loan to Chelsea and in turn Alvaro Morata departing to the Spanish capital on an 18 month loan. Chelsea also secured the services of Christian Pulisic for 57.6M and immediately loaned him back to Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season. Lucas Paqueta finally completed his long awaited move to Milan for 35M.
PSG signed Argentine international Leandro Paredes from Zenit for 45M after failing to sign several other midfield options. Staying in France, Monaco had a crazy transfer window with first Cesc Fabregas linking up with his old team-mate Thierry Henry (who was replaced by Leo Jardim a short time later) being joined in the Principality by 7 other new signings including Naldo, Gelson Martins and Andre Silva who joined on loan from Leicester with Belgian talent Youri Tielemans moving in the opposite direction.
No transfer window is complete without several high profile departures from Europe to either the Middle East or China. The most notable transfers being Mehdi Benatia moving to Al Duhail, Sandro Wanger to Tianjin Teda, Leo Bapistao to Wuhan Zall, Marouane Fellaini to Shandong Luneng Taishan and Mousa Dembele and Guangzhou R&F.
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