The transfer window has been wide ajar for a while now, and of course the rumours have been flying while the clubs have been doing there businesses. The world cup however has limited the vibe that comes with the transfer window, mist clubs have been either out off or are patient for the end of the world cup to capture their players. Deals however have been sealed, players sold and players bought by many teams with the most recent been a surprise signing of the real Madrid and football world accolade cristiano ronaldo by juventus for a little over a 100m.
Skyxports brings you top five of the big names to have been involved in the transfer saga this summer.
[ AS MONACO – LIVERPOOL ]
The champions league rubber ups were the first hit the transfer world with a surprise as Liverpool announced the signing of midfielder Fabinho from Monaco for a fee of €45 million (£39m/$52m) plus bonuses of up to another €5m (£4m/$6m).
The move came less than 48 hours after the Reds fell to Real Madrid 3-1 in the Champions League final.
Fabinho was understood to have been close to leaving As Monaco on multiple occasions in previous transfer windows but a surprise move to Liverpool was never among them.
[ AS ROMA – INTER MILAN ]
Nainggolan, 30 completed a switch from Roma to Inter few weeks back, with the capital club reportedly receiving €24 million (£21m/$28m).
It will see former Roma coach Spalletti and Nainggolan reunited, after the the manager departed the club after 2016-17 following a second stint in charge that lasted a year and a half.
The midfielder pledged his allegiance to club football after been omitted from international football for the russia 2018 world cup despite the stats highlighting his tremendous prowess in the previous campaign. Yet again the midfielder was once rumoured to be wanted by Manchester united before eventually putting the pen to paper at inter Milan.
[ SHAKTAR DONETSK – MANCHESTER UNITED ]
The midfielder was believed to have stolen the Manchester United’s bosses heart after the game against Manchester city in the champions league. United signed the shaktar midfielder agreed terms for Fred in the early days of the world cup preparation but the deal which was worth about £53m was announced the deal much later into the competition. The Brazilian however never played a single minute at the world cup with the head coach revealing he was still nursing an ankle injury from team mate Casemiro during their pre world cup preparation
[ LEICESTER CITY – MANCHESTER CITY ]
A deal for the Algerian wonder has been on the card for a while now. With Manchester city playing futile game in the previous transfer window. The Algerian however finally made the switch from the king’s power to the Etihad in a deal worth £61m. Rihad Mahrez joins the already star studded midfield of the reigning English champions Manchester city despite been previously linked to other teams like Barcelona, psg and a host of others.
[ REAL MADRID – JUVENTUS ]
Perhaps the biggest news in town yet is from the old lady’s of Turin who sealed a deal for the reigning best player in the planet Cristiano Ronaldo from Real madrid.
The deal is understood to be worth around €105. Real madrid released an official statement I’m which they revealed that a deal has been agreed between the two teams on cristiano ronaldo’s request. The madrid all time highest goal scorer will now be on his way to Turin whom he has in several occasions sent packing in the champion league in his nine successful and blissful years at real Madrid.