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Transfers - Football: Keep track of the biggest moves around Europe

20 July 2022 11:47:09 EST

In what is sure to be a busy summer transfer window, keep a track of all the big moves around Europe here.

Monday 19th July

Djed Spence
Middlesbrough > Tottenham Hotspur (£12.5m)
After winning numerous admirers when on loan with Nottingham Forest last season, Djed Spence makes the step up to Tottenham.

So impressive was Spence at the City Ground, he was named in both the EFL and PFA Championship Team of the Season.

Antonio Conte's system is heavily reliant on wing-backs, and the addition of Spence to Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal will see the 20-year-old providing plenty of competition.

Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich > Barcelona (£40m)

One of the biggest moves of the transfer window sees legendary striker Robert Lewandowski leave Bayern Munich after eight trophy-laden seasons to join Barcelona.

Turning 34 at the end of August, the transfer mirrors of Barcelona's recent strategy of signing some of the game's older forwards, after Sergio Aguero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both moved in the last 12 months.

Despite his age, Lewandowski remains an elite striker, registering 1.07 g/90 last season for Bayern, and adds more depth to Barca's stacked forward options.

Saturday 16th July

Kalidou Koulibaly
Napoli > Chelsea (£34m)

One of Europe's most in-demand defenders over the last few years finally makes his move to the Premier League.

Kalidou Koulibaly moves to Chelsea, signing a four-year deal, and while he's perhaps not at the level he was between 2015 and 2019, where he made the Serie A Team of the Year for four consecutive seasons, he's still operating at a high level.

Having lost Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, the 31-year-old Koulibaly bolsters the numbers in Chelsea's back line.

Friday 15th July

Christian Eriksen
Free agent > Manchester United (Free)

After much speculation about his future and whether he would remain with Brentford, Christian Eriksen has completed a move to Manchester United on a three-year deal.

Any suggestion that he could no longer operate at the top level was quickly dismissed following his move to Brentford last winter.

The Dane revitalised the Bees' season with five goal contributions in 11 appearances, as Thomas Frank's side picked up 22 points in the 10 games Eriksen started.

Leeds United > Chelsea (£52m)

One of the summer's most drawn-out transfer sagas finally comes to a close, as Raphinha joins Barcelona.

The Brazilian has been a standout player in the Premier League over the last two seasons, and gets his reward with a move to a Champions League club, having seemed close to signing for Arsenal and Chelsea at various points over the last few weeks.

Capped nine times for Brazil since last October, the winger has registered 17 goals and 12 assists across the last two seasons with Leeds.

Wednesday 13th July

Raheem Sterling
Manchester City > Chelsea (£50m)
Entering the final year of his contract, Manchester City have opted to cash in on Raheem Sterling, with the forward moving to London.

Despite being a vital part of a City side which has won four titles in the last five years, Sterling found game time harder to come by last season, making just 23 league starts, and will hope to make a bigger impression at Chelsea, particularly with the World Cup just a few months away.

With the potential departures of Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech, replaced by Sterling and potnetially another forward, Chelsea will boast an exciting new-look front line for the upcoming season.

Monday 4th July

Tyrell Malacia
Feyenoord > Manchester United (£13m)

After a slow start to the summer transfer window, Manchester United have signed Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia.

Alex Telles is reportedly not a part of Erik ten Hag's plans, with the Dutchman set to be Luke Shaw's number two, but with Shaw only completed 20+ 90s in the last three seasons, Malacia may receive regular game time quicker than he expected.

Quick and technically proficient, Malacia has been capped at youth level for his national side from U16 level to U21, and was named in the UEFA Conference League's inaugural Team of the Season, where he picked up a runners-up medal.

Gabriel Jesus
Manchester City > Arsenal (£45m)

Arsenal's busy summer in the transfer market continues with the signing of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.

Initially signed as the heir to Sergio Aguero's throne, Jesus has played a useful part in a City side that has won four titles in the Brazilian's five full seasons there.

However, despite his talents, he hasn't been able to take that next step as Pep Guardiola's centre-forward, often being deployed out wide, with the signing of Erling Haaland signalling the exit from the Etihad.

Though he's never cemented his place in the City side, he has exceeded 0.5G/90 and 0.6xG/90 for Guardiola's side, and will look to thrive as first choice at the Emirates for Mikel Arteta.

Kalvin Phillips
Leeds United > Manchester City (£45m)

After breaking into the Leeds side as a teenager, it wasn't until the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa that Leeds fans were treated to the best of Kalvin Phillips.

Excelling under Bielsa's high-intensity style, Leeds were promoted with Phillips making 79 starts across the Argentine's first two seasons.

An excellent debut season in the Premier League resulted in a thoroughly-deserved England call-up, with Phillips impressing at Euro 2020.

Though injuries hampered the 26-year-old last season, Guardiola will be hoping to tap into the Phillips of 2020/21.

Friday 1st July

Everton > Tottenham (£60m)

Tottenham's busy summer transfer window continues with the signing of Richarlison from Everton.

The Brazilian, who's 9/1 to bag 15 or more in his first campaign in North London, has reached double figures in three of his four seasons at Goodison Park, where he's averaged nearly 11 goals per season.

Although he's unlikely to be first choice for Antonio Conte, his versatility means he can fill in for both Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, meaning he should get plenty of game time, especially as Spurs juggle European football.

Sao Paulo > Arsenal (£3m)

In what is looks to be a lively summer in North London, Arsenal have moved to buy 19-year-old Marquinhos from Sao Paulo.

Still a teenager who's represented Brazil at U16 and U17 level, Marquinhos isn't expected to see much first-team action this season, but as a right-footed left winger, he should prove a very useful rotation option for Bukayo Saka as he develops under Mikel Arteta.

Ryan Gravenberch
Ajax > Bayern Munich (£16m)

Dutchman Ryan Gravenberch becomes the second Ajax star after Noussair Mazraoui to join Bayern Munich this summer.

Having only just turned 20, the Dutchman has been capped 10 times by his country, and has three Eredivisie winners' medals to his name.

Standing at 6ft2, Gravenberch possesses excellent physical and technical attributes, with his skilful dribbling ability, and his long-distance shooting reminiscent of Paul Pogba.

Calvin Ramsay
Aberdeen > Liverpool (£6.5m)

Calvin Ramsay enjoyed a breakthrough season for the Dons in 2021/22 having only turned 18 last July, making 24 Scottish Premiership appearances.

An attacking full-back, capped three times for Scotland's U21s, he'll provide back-up to Trent Alexander-Arnold.

His superb performances for much of last season earned him not just a move to Liverpool, but the Scottish Football Writers' Association Young Player of the Year award.

Sadio Mane
Liverpool > Bayern Munich (£27.5m)

One of the most high-profile signings of the summer, Sadio Mane makes the switch from Liverpool to the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.

He joins Julian Nagelsmann’s talented side, who will aim to make a mark on the Champions League next season after their exit at the quarter-final stage last year.

Fast, ferocious, versatile and a man who performs on the big stage, Mane will leave the Reds after six seasons at Anfield, having scored 120 goals in 269 appearances and winning the Premier League, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, European Super Cup, FA Cup and League Cup along the way.

Darwin Nunez
Benfica > Liverpool (£85m)

One of the most in-demand forwards of the transfer window, Darwin Nunez makes the move from Benfica to Liverpool.

Despite strong reported interest from Manchester United in the 22-year-old's signature, the Uruguyan will make the switch to Anfield, where he will lead the line for Jurgen Klopp's men.

At 6ft2, Nunez offers a strong physical presence, while also having the pace and finishing ability to potentially make a huge impact on Merseyside, with 26 goals in 28 Primeira Liga games last season.

Though his touch and link-up play may need improvement, his non-penalty goals/90 last season ranked higher than every striker in the top five leagues, and his work rate and awareness should prove to be huge assets for Klopp.

Aurelien Tchouameni
Monaco > Real Madrid (£72m)

After being courted by some of Europe's biggest clubs, Aurelien Tchouameni has opted for the biggest of them all in Real Madrid.

With Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro all the wrong side of 30, Los Blancos are looking to the next generation, with Tchouameni following compatriot Eduardo Camavinga to the Spanish capital.

Don't let the viral video of the youngster conceding possession four times in 40 seconds fool you; yes, it's an area of his game Carlo Ancelotti will want to develop, but at 22, he's one of Europe's elite defensive midfielders, with a fantastic engine and physical presence with a reading of the game that belies his years.

Of every midfielder in Europe's top five leagues, he ranked first last season for interceptions p90 (min. 15 90s) as well as combined tackles and interceptions, and could be a key part of Real's midfield for the next decade.

Erling Haaland
Borussia Dortmund > Manchester City (£51m)

The worst-kept secret in football has finally been revealed, with Manchester City confirming the signing of Erling Haaland from Dortmund.

Having broken through in Norway with Molde, Haaland experienced a meteoric rise to the top of the game, not even making 20 appearances for RB Salzburg before Borussia Dortmund swooped in, signing the forward for £18m.

The Norwegian took just 13 games to surpass the legendary Ronaldo's Champions League goal tally, scoring 18 goals in no time, and having scored.

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He's also averaged roughly a goal a game in the Bundesliga, and is 14/1 to score 35 or more in his maiden Premier League campaign.

Boubacar Kamara
Marseille > Aston Villa (Free)

A big signing for Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa, as Boubacar Kamara trades the Ligue 1 runners-up for Villa Park.

Kamara had attracted attention from the likes of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid, but made the switch to the Midlands after Gerrard travelled to meet the 22-year-old in person.

The holding midfielder will be key in breaking up play for Gerrard's side, and is superbly adept at moving the ball on, completing around 73 passes per 90, ranking him in the 98th percentile of midfielders in Europe's top five leagues.

Philippe Coutinho
Barcelona > Aston Villa (£17m)

Aston Villa's second marquee signing of the summer will see Philippe Coutinho make the permanent switch to Villa Park.

Although his output did drop after his lightning-fast start to life back in the Premier League, where he contibuted to seven goals in his first eight matches, dropping to just one in the following 11, Steven Gerrard will be delighted to have the Brazilian sign on a permanent deal, as Villa make a push for European football with plenty more signings set to follow.

Gerrard said: "With the way he conducts himself on and off the pitch, he's also a valuable role model for our younger players who can only benefit from his experience."

Karim Adeyemi
RB Salzburg > Borussia Dortmund (£27m)

Just hours after the confirmation of Erling Haaland's move to Manchester City, Borussia Dortmund announced his replacement.

With bags of pace and an eye for goal, the sky appears to be the limit for the 20-year-old, who scored 19 goals in Austria last season in 29 games, at a ratio of 0.88 goals per 90, while making his debut for the German national team.

A number of top players have rolled off the Red Bull conveyor belt in recent years, and with Dortmund rarely making a mis-step in the transfer market, it's hard to see Adeyemi being anything but a success at Signal Iduna Park in the coming years.

Diego Carlos
Sevilla > Aston Villa (£26m)

Showing no signs of slowing down in the transfer window, Aston Villa have announced their third major signing, with Diego Carlos arriving from Sevilla.

Newcastle were in the hunt for the Brazilian in January, but Sevilla's then-asking price of around £38m put them off, with Aston Villa swooping in the summer, with the player - like Boubacar Kamara - sacrificing Champions League football for a move to the Premier League.

Aged 29, Carlos is very much a player for the now rather than the future, but did win an Olympic gold medal as one of Brazil's overage players last summer.

A strong, commanding centre-back, Carlos should add plenty of solidity and experience to the Villans' back line.

Brenden Aaronson
RB Salzburg > Leeds United (£25m)

Initially wanted by Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds United have made the move for American Brenden Aaronson, who renuites with former boss Jesse Marsch.

Marsch only worked with the attacking midfielder for six months, but Aaronson feels that was when he was playing his best football.

Capped 18 times by the USMNT, scoring five goals, it will be interesting to see how the 21-year-old develops under his compatriot at Elland Road.

Fabio Carvalho
Fulham > Liverpool (£7.7m)

A key part of Fulham's all-conquering Championship title winners, 19-year-old Fabio Carvalho will make the big step up to Liverpool for next season.

Contributing to 18 goals in the 2021/22 campaign from an attacking midfield role, it remains to be seen how the teenager will be utilised next season, though he should see some first-team football, with reports that Jurgen Klopp is unwilling to loan him out.

Pacey, a talented dribbler, and with an awareness that belies his age, Klopp will be delighted to get his man after missing out on a deadline day move in January.

Noussair Mazraoui
Ajax > Bayern Munich (Free)

One of the most highly-rated full-backs in Europe, Noussair Mazraoui will join German giants Bayern Munich this summer.

Not highly-rated as a youngster, despite being at the club from the age of eight, Mazraoui's tenacious determination and work ethic saw him eventually force his way into the Ajax first team, with his breakthrough season seeing him reach the Champions League final.

Strong in all thirds of the pitch, the Moroccan should prove to be an excellent addition to the Bavarians' squad.

Niklas Sule
Bayern Munich > Borussia Dortmund (Free)

After being named in the Bundesliga Team of the Season as Hoffenheim came 4th in 2016/17, Niklas Sule made the move to Bayern for £18m, establishing himself as a regular in their back line.

With his contract running down, Sule announced he'd be leaving in the summer to join rivals Dortmund, becoming the latest player to make the switch between the two German giants, with the challenge of dethroning Bayern.

Such was his influence at Bayern, Manuel Neuer and Julian Nagelsmann publicly expressed their disappointment that Sule would depart from the club. 

Ivan Perisic
Inter > Tottenham (Free)

Still performing to a high level at the age of 33, Ivan Perisic will move to Tottenham when his contract expires in the summer.

Despite largely being deployed as a wing-back, the Croatian registered 14 goal contirbutions in Serie A last season as Simone's Inzaghi's Inter felt just short of rivals Milan in the title race.

Capped 113 times by Croatia, with whom he won a World Cup runners-up medal, Perisix has eight major trophies to his name at club level, and will provide plenty of experience for former boss Antonio Conte.

A supremely versatile footballer, equally capable on his right foot as he is his left, he will relish the opportunity of playing in the Premier League, an ambition he expressed four years ago.

Antonio Rudiger
Chelsea > Real Madrid (Free)

After regaining his place in the Chelsea team following compatriot Thomas Tuchel's arrival, Antonio Rudiger has gone from strength to strength, establishing himself as one of the top defenders in the Premier League over the last 18 months.

But, unwilling to extend his contract at Stamford Bridge, the German courted attention from some of Europe's biggest clubs, with Champions League winners Real Madrid moving to sign the 29-year-old on a four-year deal.

Rasmus Kristensen
RB Salzburg > Leeds United (£10m)

A title winner with Midtjylland, Ajax and Salzburg in five of the last six seasons, Rasmus Kristensen becomes the latest player off the Red Bull conveyor belt to move to the Premier League as Leeds United look to upgrade on Luke Ayling.

The right-back, who's 25 years old in July, scored seven goals and made four assists in the Austrian Bundesliga last season.

Strong in the tackle and proficient going forward, he spent spent two years under Jesse Marsch, and should settle in nicely at Elland Road with the American, and former team-mate Brenden Aaronson once more.

Matt Targett
Aston Villa > Newcastle (£12m)

After impressing on loan on Tyneside, Newcastle have made Matt Targett's loan stay a permanent deal.

Solid defensively, Eddie Howe will be pleased to have secured a key part of his back four who kept five clean sheets from late February until the end of the season, and having boxed off the left-back position relatively cheaply, funds will be freed up for Newcastle to strengthen further in other areas.

Alexandre Lacazette
Arsenal > Lyon (Free)

Five years after joining Arsenal for a club-record £47m, Alexandre Lacazette returns to his boyhood club Lyon on a free transfer.

After scoring 50 Premier League goals across his first four seasons at the Emirates, the goalscoring burden was shared by those behind him last season, with Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe both scoring double figures, despite becoming first-choice striker.

Fraser Forster
Southampton > Tottenham (Free)

After falling down the pecking order at St Mary's, Fraser Forster has made the switch from the south coast to North London.

Restricted to 27 league games across the last two seasons, Forster will replace loanee Pierluigi Gollini as back-up to Hugo Lloris.

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