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Have Lyon already replaced Spurs’ top target? The done deals you may have missed this week

By Steve Jennings

Published: 17:08, 27 June 2019

It’s almost July, which means the transfer market is in full swing.

Clubs across world football are getting deals done nice and early ahead of the 2019/20 season, while others are waiting patiently to acquire their targets.

Over the last week, plenty of players have made big moves, turned loan deals permanent and joined other outfits on free transfers.

We’ve picked out 15 done deals you might have missed over the last seven days.

1. Jasper Cillessen

From: Barcelona

To: Valencia

Fee: £31.3m

After spending the last three years playing second fiddle to Marc-Andre ter Stegen at Barcelona, Jasper Cillessen has decided to leave Camp Nou to become a first-choice goalkeeper again.

Cillessen made 32 appearances for Barcelona in total. Valencia have parted ways with €35 million to get the Dutchman, part of which was financed by a transfer in the opposite direction…

2. Neto

From: Valencia

To: Barcelona

Fee: £23.3m (plus £8.1m in add-ons)

With Cillessen leaving, Barcelona needed a new back-up goalkeeper and acted quickly to sign Neto from Valencia. Essentially, this is a double deal that works for all parties involved.

Neto played for Fiorentina and Juventus before joining Valencia in the summer of 2017, becoming the La Liga side’s first-choice shot stopper. He will now deputise for Ter Stegen at Camp Nou.

3. Sepp van den Berg

From: PEC Zwolle

To: Liverpool

Fee: £1.5m

Liverpool reportedly fought off competition from Bayern Munich and Ajax to sign Dutch starlet Sepp van den Berg. The 17-year-old has already made 22 senior appearances at club level.

“I couldn’t believe it, I thought it was a joke,” the teenager said when asked about first hearing of Liverpool’s interest. Van den Berg is a Netherlands Under-19 international, scoring two goals in four games.

4. Jay Dasilva

From: Chelsea

To: Bristol City

Fee: Undisclosed

Jay Da Silva spent last season on loan at Bristol City from Chelsea, making 32 appearances for the Robins, who have taken up the option to sign the defender permanently.

The England Under-21 international has signed a four-year contract at Ashton Gate.

5. Alvaro Tejero

From: Real Madrid

To: Eibar

Fee: £2.7m

Full-back Alvaro Tejero made just one appearance during his time at Real Madrid. With his first-team opportunities reducing by the season, the 22-year-old has decided to join Eibar.

He spent last season on loan at Albacete in the Segunda Division, who lost in the play-offs earlier this month.

6. Xaver Schlager

From: Red Bull Salzburg

To: Wolfsburg

Fee: £10.8m

Xaver Schlager played a key role in helping Salzburg reach the Europa League final in 2017/18. He followed that up with another impressive season, scoring eight goals from central midfield in 2018/19.

The 21-year-old Austrian has now left his homeland for Bundesliga club Wolfsburg, signing a four-year deal.

7. Leandro Trossard

From: Genk

To: Brighton

Fee: £15m

Leandro Trossard has become the latest Belgian to join the Premier League. The midfielder is Brighton’s second summer signing after Matt Clarke’s arrival from Portsmouth.

Genk won the title last season with Trossard at the centre of the success. The 24-year-old scored 15 goals in 35 appearances, attracting interest from the Seagulls.

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8. Stephen Ward

From: Burnley

To: Stoke City

Fee: Free

Stephen Ward has signed an initial one-year contract with Championship side Stoke after leaving Burnley at the end of his contract.

The left-back is part of a major summer overhaul at Stoke which is sure to see more comings and goings before the window closes.

9. Andre Gomes

From: Barcelona

To: Everton

Fee: £22m

Andre Gomes made quite an impression at Goodison Park last season while on loan from Barcelona, with Everton deciding to make the move permanent for £22m.

West Ham and Tottenham were also said to be interested, but it looks like Gomes only had eyes for an Everton return. He made 27 Premier League appearances last term.

10. Marc Cardona

From: Barcelona

To: Osasuna

Fee: £2.2m

At this risk of this becoming an article almost exclusively made up of Barcelona deals, here’s another. Marc Cardona has left the club having made just two appearances for the La Liga giants.

The striker joins newly-promoted Osasuna having spent last season on loan at Eibar, for whom he scored three goals in 17 league games.

11. Jean Lucas

From: Flamengo

To: Lyon

Fee: £7.2m

Here’s a deal that could have an effect on Tottenham’s chase of Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele. Lyon appear to have secured a replacement in Jean Lucas – although club president Jean-Michel Aulus has suggested Lille midfielder Thiago Mendes as an alternative.

Jean Lucas spent time at Santos on loan earlier this year but has now joined Lyon permanently for £7.2m.

12. Quincy Promes

From: Sevilla

To: Ajax

Fee: £14.2m

With a host of players potentially on their way out of Ajax in the coming weeks, the Dutch champions have moved quickly to sign a first-team player for next season: Dutch forward Quincy Promes.

The 27-year-old has scored seven goals in 37 appearances for the Netherlands national team and will add plenty of experience to Ajax’s young squad.

13. Josip Drmic

From: Borussia Monchengladbach

To: Norwich

Fee: Free

Josip Drmic scored two goals in five Bundesliga appearances last season. The striker has struggled for game time because of injuries but is expected to feature more for Norwich.

The Switzerland international has moved to Carrow Road on a free transfer after his Monchengladbach contract expired.

14. Rafinha

From: Bayern Munich

To: Flamengo

Fee: Free

Right-back Rafina has returned to his native Brazil after spending the last eight years at Bayern Munich, where he won seven Bundesliga titles and the Champions League.

The 33-year-old’s homecoming is big news in Brazil given what he has achieved in Europe.

15. Predrag Rajkovic

From: Maccabi Tel Aviv

To: Reims

Fee: £4m

This name might be familiar to Football Manager players. Predrag Rajokovic has been a wonderkid on the last few editions of the popular management sim game, and he isn’t bad in real life either.

The Serbia goalkeeper has joined French club Reims following a successful four years at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

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