If there is one thing for certain, it’s that we are in for a busy summer.
A number of clubs have already started recruiting, weeks before they can officially register those new players and following this early phase, business will pick up.
So, it’s easy to get sidetracked, but that’s where we come in. Here are 10 deals you might have missed this week.
1. Edimilson Fernandes
? TRANSFER-NEWS ? #Mainz05 hat Edimilson Fernandes verpflichtet! Der 23-jährige Schweizer Nationalspieler, der bei @WestHamUtd unter Vertrag stand und an @acffiorentina ausgeliehen war, hat einen Vierjahresvertrag unterschrieben! ✍ pic.twitter.com/xoezsW0Gv6
— 1. FSV Mainz 05 (@1FSVMainz05) June 3, 2019
From: West Ham
To: Mainz 05
Fernandes’ time in east London was short. He’d muster 48 total appearances for West Ham since joining from boyhood club FC Sion in 2016, and spent last season on loan with Serie A side Fiorentina.
Manuel Pellegrini simply didn’t fancy the Swiss central midfielder and has moved him on to Bundesliga mainstays Mainz 05.
2. Lamine Koné
? Le @RCSA et @SunderlandAFC ont trouvé un accord pour le transfert définitif de Lamine #Koné ✅ Le défenseur international ivoirien s’est engagé pour 2⃣ ans ! #GénérationRacing #Mercato ⤵️ https://t.co/2uhY5JxJ2g
— RC Strasbourg Alsace (@RCSA) June 1, 2019
To: RC Strasbourg
Lamine Koné’s tenure at Sunderland has come to an end, though it was always on the cards. The 30-year-old Ivorian centre-back spent last season on loan with Ligue 1 club Strasbourg.
And after impressing in his 32 appearances across all competitions, Strasbourg have decided to sign Kone permanently, with the move being made official on the opening of the French transfer window on June 11.
3. Diego Carlos
— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) June 3, 2019
From: FC Nantes
Heading to Sevilla from France (aka the Monchi special) is Brazilian central defender Diego Carlos who previously represented Portuguese outfit Estoril.
He joins on a five-year contract having made over 100 appearances for Nantes, and will link up with new Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui.
4. Lucas Perez
? Como sabemos que los lunes siempre se hacen un poco cuesta arriba…
✅ OFICIAL: @LP10oficial ficha por el Deportivo Alavés
— Deportivo Alavés (@Alaves) June 3, 2019
From: West Ham
To: Deportivo Alavés
Returning home is Lucas Perez whose time in England – with Arsenal (21 appearances) and then West Ham (19) – didn’t exactly go well.
Between his spells with the aforementioned London clubs Perez reunited with Deportivo de La Coruña but it’s at Alaves where he’ll be plying his trade next season, as they look to break into the European spots.
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5. M’Baye Niang
— Stade Rennais F.C. (@staderennais) May 30, 2019
To: Stade Rennais
Stade Rennais fans will be seeing more of ex-Milan striker M’Baye Niang after they made his loan move a permanent one.
Niang’s first season at the club saw him bag 14 goals across 42 matches in all competitions and he’ll be hoping to add more to that tally.
6. Oscar Rodriguez
Welcome back Óscar Rodríguez!
— C.D. Leganés ???? (@CDLeganes_en) May 31, 2019
From: Real Madrid
The chances of 20-year-old Real Madrid midfielder Oscar Rodriguez holding down a regular starting berth under Zinedine Zidane next season were slim hence why another spell on loan was inevitable. Rodriguez will remain where he spent last season, playing for Leganés.
7. Patrick Roberts
Say hello to our first new face of the summer! ☀️
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) May 30, 2019
From: Manchester City
Since joining Manchester City from Fulham the much-hyped forward Patrick Roberts has only made three appearances for the Premier League champions and will not add to those minutes next season instead he’ll be representing returning top division club Norwich City, who have rewarded Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul with a new three-year deal.
Acuerdo con el @FCPorto por Felipe, pendiente de la recepción de Certificado de Transferencia Internacional (CTI); el central se incorporaría a partir del 4 de julio para las tres próximas temporadas
➡ https://t.co/BVe3IdP0Mf#AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/DP4iy2Yw1Q
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) May 28, 2019
From: FC Porto
To: Atletico Madrid
Saying goodbye to FC Porto after three years of service is Brazilian centre-back Felipe who many are hoping will be able to fill that Diego Godin-sized hole.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) May 31, 2019
To: West Ham
West Ham have been a busy club already in the transfer window, adding experienced goalkeeper Roberto to their ranks.
The 33-year-old will provide back up to Lukasz Fabianski, with Adrian leaving the Hammers at the end of his contract this summer.
10. David Martin
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 3, 2019
To: West Ham
Another West Ham signing, another goalkeeper. Joining Roberto at the London Stadium is David Martin, who leaves West Ham’s bitter rivals Millwall on a free transfer.
Martin has previous history at Premier League clubs, coming through the academy at Tottenham Hotspur and spending four years with Liverpool – without making a senior appearance.