In England, the football transfer market closed at 5pm local time on August 8th. As usual, the clubs still gave and bought players at the last minute.
THE BIGGEST SURPRISE HAS BEEN MADE BY MANCHESTER UNITED FOR SELLING ROMELU LUKAKU INTO 73 MILLION.
The Belgian national team striker was confirmed in 2017 for nearly the same amount as Everton, scoring 42 goals as a MU player in two seasons. Lukaku signed a five-year contract with the Italian club until 2024.
The winner of the day was Tottenham Hotspur, with two players confirmed in the final hours. Real Betis received £ 55 million from Argentine midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, and £ 30 million from Fulham dropped one of English football’s greatest talents, left-wing Ryan Sessegnon. Tottenhamaz, who has been reinforced in multiple posts, could be a major challenge for champion Manchester City and BL-winner Liverpool in the new season.
30-year-old Andy Carroll will be back in Newcastle United. Carroll sold Newcastle to Liverpool in 2011 for £ 37 million, where it proved a huge failure. He scored only 11 goals in 58 games, and Liverpool quickly passed on. He has been a West Ham United player for the past six and a half seasons, and his contract expired in July this year and has been freely verifiable ever since. Newcastle offered him a one-year contract.
In addition to Andy Carroll of Newcastle United, he has also confirmed his right-back quarterback Emil Krafth. Krafth’s former club, SC Amiens of France, received about £ 5 million for the Swedish defender.
Arsenal strengthened its defense before the transfer market closed. Celtic 22-year-old Scottish quarterback Kieran Tierney has been cleared for £ 25 million.
Watford set a club record in the final hours of the transfer window. Rennes’ 21-year-old Senegalese right-wing Ismaïla Sarr has been cleared of £ 30 million.
West Ham United has cleared Basel’s Swiss striker Albian Ajet for £ 7.8 million.
Everton has hired Monaco French defender Djibril Sidbe for a season.
Brighton hired Australian Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooney for a year.
The last day of the transfer season was also about failed club changes. Wilfired Zaha, a Crystal Palace player at Everton, has been wanting to be evicted for weeks and has been willing to donate as much as £ 70 million. At the end of the matter, Roy Hodgson, Crystal Palace manager, made the point, saying today that the Ivorian player will definitely stay at Palace.
One of the protracted issues of the transfer season has been the departure of Leroy Sané from Manchester City. At the end of last season, the German national winger repeatedly clashed with City manager Pep Guardiola, finding himself outside the starter in key matches.