Have Lyon already replaced Spurs’ top target? The done deals you may have missed this week
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
Comunicado oficial I Jasper Cillessen
🔗 https://t.co/bbqSq3PyTc#BenvingutCillessen pic.twitter.com/8jwB8I60Ps
— Valencia CF 🦇💯 (@valenciacf) June 26, 2019
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…
👋 Welcome @Neto_Murara! Bem-vindo 🇧🇷
🔵🔴 #ReadyToColor pic.twitter.com/gWhMuibLFK
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 27, 2019
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
Welcome to Liverpool FC, Sepp 🙌 #LFC have agreed a deal with PEC Zwolle for the transfer of Sepp van den Berg 🔴 https://t.co/Mf8uphGrAY
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 27, 2019
From: PEC Zwolle
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
💥 BACK FOR GOOD! 💥
Jay Dasilva has signed a four-year deal in BS3! #BristolCity
— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) June 26, 2019
To: Bristol City
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
💥 OFICIAL 🔥
Álvaro Tejero, nuevo jugador del Eibar hasta 2024. Se incorpora al club armero desde el @realmadrid tras haber jugado esta última campaña en el @AlbaceteBPSAD
Ongi etorri @alvarotejero2! ¡Bienvenido!
👉 https://t.co/VRVi7JgzXd#Tejero2024 pic.twitter.com/15fzzZ5fQt
— SD Eibar (@SDEibar) June 26, 2019
From: Real Madrid
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
Austria international Xaver #Schlager has joined the Wolves from RB Salzburg. Welcome to Wolfsburg, Xaver!
Read more 👉 https://t.co/Wkaz1IDrgg | #VfLWolfsburg pic.twitter.com/dPHFdnvQSZ
— VfL Wolfsburg EN (@VfLWolfsburg_EN) June 26, 2019
From: Red Bull Salzburg
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
✍️ You’ve waited a while, so here you go…
😎 Leandro Trossard is a Brighton & Hove Albion player! 🇧🇪
📲 Breaking news brought to you by @eToro.#BHAFC 🔵⚪️
— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) June 26, 2019
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
👋 Stephen Ward becomes our sixth summer signing in less that 24 hours.
The experienced defender joins on an initial one-year deal.#SCFC 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/tRdex8gB5O
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) June 26, 2019
To: Stoke City
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
🇵🇹 | He's back for more… pic.twitter.com/vHMGPwq98k
— Everton (@Everton) June 25, 2019
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
PRUEBAS MÉDICAS | Marc Cardona supera con éxito las pruebas médicas en la @ClinicaNavarra. #Osasuna @ACUNSA
▶️ https://t.co/izjQu9XKSR pic.twitter.com/U2P17dDZz7
— C. A. OSASUNA (@CAOsasuna) June 26, 2019
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
Welcome, @jeanlucas_08! 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/NvJpQOwUiZ
— OL English (@OL_English) June 25, 2019
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
It’s time to show it in the city you love…❌❌❌#AmsterdamPromise
— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) June 24, 2019
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
We are delighted to announce that striker Josip Drmic is set to join the Club from July 1! 🤝😁 #ncfc
Full story ⬇️
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) June 24, 2019
From: Borussia Monchengladbach
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.
Que homem! 1️⃣3️⃣ pic.twitter.com/7vQlUFwhCM
— Flamengo (@Flamengo) June 25, 2019
From: Bayern Munich
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
— Stade de Reims (@StadeDeReims) June 22, 2019
From: Maccabi Tel Aviv
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.