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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.