12 done deals around Europe you might have missed this week
The 2019/20 season has only just finished but with a quick turnaround to the new campaign, there has been little time to focus on transfer stories.
Ligue 1 has already kicked off their 2020/21 season while English football has its opener in the Community Shield this weekend, with various clubs currently taking part in pre-season friendlies.
The wall-to-wall football has meant that only the biggest of transfer stories, including Lionel Messi’s bombshell and Chelsea’s impending triple signing spree, have dominated the headlines.
As things stand, the most hyped deals are yet to actually go through. But there are done deals that have happened including Joe Hart’s move to Tottenham, and we’ve got you covered with some others that you might have missed over the past week….
🐺 Welcome to #ASRoma, @_Pedro17_ 💪 pic.twitter.com/0svUA3a3mS
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) August 25, 2020
Everyone and their dog knew that Pedro was moving to Roma at the end of his Chelsea contract, but the deal has finally been confirmed by the Italian club. The Spaniard leaves Stamford Bridge after five years, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League during his time in London.
2. Jeff Hendrick
✍️ #NUFC are pleased to confirm the signing of Republic of Ireland international Jeff Hendrick!
The midfielder has penned a four-year deal at St. James' Park.
Welcome, @JeffHendrick92! ⚫️⚪️
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 24, 2020
To: Newcastle United
Newcastle fans aren’t happy with the way the club is being run, but the signing of Jeff Hendrick from Burnley has given them something to smile about. The Irishman frequently received praise during his time at Turf Moor for his work rate and capability of playing across the midfield.
3. Aaron Ramsdale
Aaron Ramsdale is a Blade ✍️ pic.twitter.com/bc94aeGLf0
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) August 19, 2020
To: Sheffield United
Sheffield United moved quickly to replace Dean Henderson in bringing Aaron Ramsdale back to the club. The 22-year-old came through the Blades’ academy before leaving for Bournemouth in 2017 and was one of the Premier League’s busiest goalkeepers in his unsuccessful attempts to keep the Cherries in the division last term.
4. Jordan Hugill
We're delighted to welcome Jordan Hugill to Norwich City! The striker has joined on a permanent deal from West Ham United.
👋 #HelloHugill 👋
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) August 24, 2020
From: West Ham
Jordan Hugill signed for West Ham in 2018 and sent a message to the fans saying he couldn’t wait to “walk out with all the bubbles”. But two years on he is still waiting for that chance and may never get it, having left permanently for Championship club Norwich.
5. Armando Broja
💭 ‘Announce Broja…’
All right, there he is 😉https://t.co/87HaokeE8s#Vitesse pic.twitter.com/h6NqbLeroc
— Vitesse (@MijnVitesse) August 21, 2020
To: Vitesse (loan)
Not many people outside of Chelsea fans may know of Armando Broja, who made his first-team debut in the 4-0 Premier League win over Everton last season. But the Albanian teenager has proven that the link between Chelsea and Vitesse is very much alive, being spent to the Dutch club on loan for the season.
6. Antonio Adan
Welcome to your new home, @AntonioAdan13! 🦁
👉 https://t.co/y375hov3KR#SportingCP pic.twitter.com/Pv0SifrhzY
— Sporting CP English (@SportingCP_en) August 20, 2020
From: Atletico Madrid
To: Sporting CP
Being deputy to Jan Oblak must be tough, knowing you’re hardly ever going to get a game and in two years at Atletico Madrid Antonio Adan managed just eight appearances. He has now moved on to Portuguese club Sporting CP, adding a bit of experience to their goalkeeping ranks.
7. Javi Garcia
— Javi García (@javigarcia06) August 22, 2020
From: Real Betis
Former Real Madrid, Manchester City and Benfica midfielder Javi Garcia has been on the move once more, joining Portuguese side Boavista. The 33-year-old had spent the past three years at Real Betis, initially joining from Zenit, and made 64 appearances although over half of those (33) came in his first season.
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Reinier Jesus Carvalho. Borusse. #BemVindoReinier 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/7oF6aw8puW
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) August 19, 2020
From: Real Madrid
To: Borussia Dortmund (loan)
Following the success of Achraf Hakimi’s two-year loan move, Borussia Dortmund have taken another young Real Madrid prospect for the next two seasons, this time in teenager Reinier. The Brazilian attacking midfielder only joined Real in January and made a handful appearances for Castilla but will now look to gain first-team experience at a club renowned for giving youngsters a chance.
9. Valentino Lazaro
Herzlich willkommen in der #FohlenFamilie, @valentinolazaro! 💚 pic.twitter.com/O52oEERHZN
— Borussia (@borussia) August 20, 2020
From: Inter Milan
To: Borussia Monchengladbach (loan)
When Lazaro joined Newcastle on loan last summer there was a chance of the move being made permanent, but the player’s agent has admitted his lack of playing time ruled that out.
Max Hagmayr said: “We do not know the reasons for this choice, nor why he no longer played frequently. From there our decision was made, we chose a new adventure.”
Lazaro has now completed another loan move, this time to Borussia Monchengladbach where he will be hoping to get more time on the pitch.
10. Bruno Varela
Relaxem, o 🏰 está bem seguro 🔐
✔ de 𝐕itória, ✔ de 𝐕arela!
#WelcomeBrunoVarela 🧤 pic.twitter.com/3iWugf9qnr
— Vitória Sport Clube (@VitoriaSC1922) August 19, 2020
To: Vitoria Guimaraes
Once Benfica’s number one goalkeeper, Bruno Varela was replaced and eventually sent on loan to Ajax to try and get his career back on track. But the 25-year-old played just three times, getting stuck behind the impressive Andre Onana. He has, however, now left Benfica permanently, joining fellow Portuguese side Vitoria.
11. Eljero Elia
𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙮?
𝙀𝙡𝙟𝙚𝙧𝙤 𝙀𝙡𝙞𝙖 𝙞𝙨!
📝 Lees er meer over 👉 https://t.co/ZfAVinBUmb pic.twitter.com/lviziZBHPi
— FC Utrecht (@fcutrecht) August 19, 2020
From: Istanbul Basaksehir
Once on the books at Juventus, Werder Bremen and Southampton, Eljero Elia has spent the past three years in Turkey with Istanbul Basaksehir, helping them win the league last season. But he is now back in his native Netherlands, signing for FC Utrecht.
12. Nuri Sahin
🤝 Hoş Geldin @nurisahin
Kulübümüz profesyonel futbolcu Nuri Şahin ile 2 yıllık sözleşme imzalamıştır. Kendisine hoş geldin der, kırmızı beyaz formamız altında başarılar dileriz.#BizAntalyasporuz pic.twitter.com/7xHghgkQdP
— Fraport TAV Antalyaspor (@Antalyaspor) August 19, 2020
From: Werder Bremen
Nuri Sahin was a regular starter for Werder Bremen in the first half of last season but eventually lost his place in the starting XI and then team, as they fought against relegation. The club did manage to stay in the Bundesliga, but they will take on 2020/21 without Sahin, who has moved to the Turkish Super Lig, joining Antalyaspor.