The 10 best transfer news of the day. Manchester United and City Mega Deals, ending the Mbappé saga
Mikhail Rozhdestvensky August 5, 2023, 23:30 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.
Chelsea also have an interesting newcomer. And not a word about Saudi Arabia!
We continue to keep you up to date with the main news regarding the summer transfer window. August 5 turned out to be eventful in terms of official transitions, but there were a lot of interesting rumors. All the most important – in our last overview.
The main news of the day before:
The 10 best transfer news of the day. Chelsea found a new leader, Lazio a replacement for Zakharyan
Manchester United sign Rasmus Hoylund
The saga is finally over! The 20-year-old Danish forward, nicknamed the “second Holland”, has moved to Old Trafford from Atalanta. The amount of the transfer exceeds 70 million euros, the contract is for five years and includes the option to extend for one season.
Kylian Mbappé with one foot in Real Madrid?
At least that’s what the journalist Rodrigo Faez says. According to him, Real Madrid and PSG still agreed on the transfer of the superstar, and now the 24-year-old striker must sign a long-term contract with Madrid. The amount of the operation is not specified, but it is stated that there is a possibility that Mbappé will make his debut for ‘Real’ already in the match of the 1st round of the Spanish championship with ‘Athletic’ Bilbao. The game, in any case, will take place on August 12.
Fabrizio Romano has his own information. He writes that the position of PSG has not changed. The club offered several options at once, including a contract extension with a fixed buyout fee for the upcoming summer transfer window. Mbappé rejected everything.
Tottenham sign a talented defender
The guy’s name is Ashley Phillips and they bought it from Blackburn. Ashley is 18 years old, she has an impressive height – 192 cm, she played for England youth teams in various age categories, she is progressing rapidly. And now I played enough for a five-year contract with a great club!
Zenit rejected a ridiculous offer for Wilmar Barrios
I wonder what Nottingham Forest was counting on when they offered the Russian champions €4m for one of the team leaders? Fabrizio Romano writes that Zenit rejected this attempt. The club is willing to loan the 29-year-old Colombian midfielder for at least 15 million euros.
Barrios’ teammate at Zenit ruins his career:
Wendel will no longer go to Brazil. But Zenith doesn’t seem to need it anymore either.
Manchester City complete record transfer of a defender
Joshko Guardiol moved from RB Leipzig to the treble for €90m, plus €10m in bonuses, the most ever paid by a defender. The 21-year-old Croatian has a five-year contract. So far, City’s greatest achievement has been a compliment from Pep Guardiola. Of course, by the last name.
Yerry Mina, former Barcelona defender, signs for Fiorentina
The Colombian soccer player is 28 years old and now he has a new adventure. After Barca, Mina played for Everton before becoming a free agent this summer. The new Defender team is Fiorentina. He plays in Italy, what do you think?
Chelsea buy the Brighton goalkeeper
Robert Sánchez, 25, will now compete with Kepa Arrizabalaga as Edouard Mendy has left for Saudi Arabia. The contract is as long as possible – for seven years. Quite Chelsea-esque though.
Manchester City target the young German star
This is Florian Wirtz. The 20-year-old midfielder has been leading the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen for several seasons and is considered a future superstar. According to Football Transfers, City see the talented German as a replacement for Riyad Mahrez, who left for Saudi Arabia. Wirtz is highly praised by Pep Guardiola, and the guy himself is not averse to a change of scenery. But Bayer will definitely not sell its star cheap.
A little more about Yoshko Guardiola. That’s why it’s “City”:
City took over the sixth center-back for 90 million euros! What is the point of this?
Werder made a new offer for Nair Tiknizyan
Tuttomercatoweb writes about it. Not the most reliable source, but interesting news. The Italians say that the German club offered 4 million euros for the 24-year-old defender (or is it a forward?) of the Armenian national team. Lokomotiv wants to get €5m for Tiknizyan, but the difference is not that big, so the source is sure the deal can be completed in the very near future.
We explain how Tiknizyan became the leader of Loko:
Loko’s top scorer is a defender! Three people contributed to Tiknizyan’s progress
Chelsea and Arsenal lost the fight for Mohammed Kudus against Brighton
Who would have thought! The authoritative The Athletic writes that Brighton have agreed with Ajax the transfer of the 23-year-old Ghanaian midfielder, which will be a record for the English club. The amount of the transaction will be around 40 million euros and Kudus himself is close to reaching an agreement on the terms of the contract.