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10 done deals you might have missed this week

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 11:30, 4 June 2019

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

From: West Ham

To: Mainz 05

Fee: Undisclosed

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

From: Sunderland

To: RC Strasbourg

Fee: Undisclosed

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

From: FC Nantes

To: Sevilla

Fee: £13.5m

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

From: West Ham

To: Deportivo Alavés

Fee: Undisclosed

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

From: Torino

To: Stade Rennais

Fee: £13.5m

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

From: Real Madrid

To: Leganes

Fee: Loan

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

From: Manchester City

To: Norwich

Fee: Loan

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.

8. Felipe

From: FC Porto

To: Atletico Madrid

Fee: £18m

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.

9. Roberto

From: Espanyol

To: West Ham

Fee: Free

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

From: Millwall

To: West Ham

Fee: Free

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.

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