Brazil v Colombia Quarter Final: Men's Football - Olympics: Day 8

European clubs are running helter skelter as the race to complete late deals heightens with less than 2 days to the end of the summer transfer window.

Get up to speed with the 10 of the latest and biggest deals that have been sealed thus far.

ASHLEY WILLIAMS
From : Swansea City
To : Everton
Price : €14m

Everton’s new project saw them acquire the services of the Wales international defender and former Swansea skipper.

Having lost John Stones to Manchester City, getting a worthy and quality replacement was pertinent, hence Williams.

Koeman will hope to build a solid defence marshalled by the Welsh veteran who brings a lot of expertise and experience to the table.

CHRISTIAN BENTEKE
From : Liverpool
To : Crystal Palace
Price : €37m

Having had a tough time during his 1-year stay at Anfield, the Belgium international happily switched to the Selhurt Park where he is now the undisputed starting striker.

He will now hope to settle quickly into Pardew’s style of play and propel his club to greater heights.

CLAUDIO BRAVO
From : Barcelona
To : Manchester City
Price : €16m

Having failed in his attempt to lure Ter Stegen from the Camp Nou, Guardiola went for Bravo and he succeeded. Bravo!

The 2-time Copa America winner will finally have a chance to taste European football after sitting out of it during his 2-season stay at Barcelona. He also will smile to the bank with his wages doubled at City.

GABIGOL
From : Santos
To : Inter
Price : €25m

Having helped seal Brazil’s first ever Olympic gold, the highly-rated youngster saw his stock rise astronomically.

Prior to the games, he had been at the centre of attraction as far as summer transfer for a prodigy goes, with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, PSG, Juventus and the big sides all hoping to land him.

He however settled for the San Siro where he has a proper chance to break into the first team.

JASPER CILLESSEN
From : Ajax
To : Barcelona
Price : €15m

Promptly signed as the replacement for the departed Bravo, the Netherlands international will now serve as backup to Ter Stegen.

But given his quality, it shouldn’t be surprising if he usurps the German’s newly-acquired starting berth.

JOAO MARIO
From : Sporting
To : Inter Milan
Price : €45m

The Euros winning winger was integral to Portugal’s success in France and was always going to leave his home club after spectacular performances last season and at the Championships.

He has joined the bandwagon at Inter as the former Italian powerhouse hopes to restore lost glory this term.

LUCAS PEREZ
From : Deportivo La Coruna
To : Arsenal
Price : €20

After a stellar La Liga campaign last season where the 27-year-old scored 17 league goals, he was sure going to attract a few top sides and Arsenal came calling.

Having failed to land Jamie Vardy and Alexandre Lacazette, Wenger finally opted to go for the unknown Spaniard. The gooner faithful can’t wait to see how Perez will contribute to their title bid this season.

PACO ALCACER
From : Valencia
To : Barcelona
Price : €30m

Having sent Munir the other way on loan, the Spanish giants secured the services of the Basque’s side captain for 5 years.

Alcacer will play 2nd fiddle to the MSN and Enrique will hope he can deliver the goods when needed most. Barcelona particularly burned out in attack last season due to the work load placed on the star triumvirate.

ROBERTO PEREYRA
From : Juventus
To : Watford
Price : €13m

Pogba’s teammate at Turin also changed clubs. But his was mainly necessitated by a dire want of regular playing time.

Pereyra can get exactly that at the Vicarage Road where there is less competition and quality for starting berths.

YANNICK BOLASIE
From : Crystal Palace
To : Everton
Price : €26m

Despite scoring just 7 goals over the course of last 2 seasons, the Blue half of Merseyside still forked out a whopping £25million to land the Congo international winger.

Koeman definitely saw something in the highly skillfully and fast forward. Hopefully he lives up to the billing at the Goodison Park.

Paul Koroma

I learned all about life with a ball at my feet. Soccer allows me to push the limitation of creativity and express myself without saying a word. Soccer is my addiction. I train. I play, and I repeat every single day.

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