The dates :
France: June 10 to September 1, 11 p.m.
England: June 10 to September 1, 11 p.m.
Italy: July 1 to September 1, 8 p.m.
Spain: July 1 to September 1.
Germany: July 1 to September 1.
Belgium: June 15 to September 6.
THE RED DEVILS
Christian Benteke leaves Crystal Palace for DC United. Both clubs announced it on Friday. The Red Devil has signed a two and a half year contract, until the end of 2024, with the option for an additional year, with the Major League Soccer club, the North American football championship. More details in our article.
Amadou Onana are getting closer and closer to Everton. The young Devil should leave Lille and discover the Premier League, according to journalist Sacha Tavolieri. The operation will bring a good jackpot to Lille who will pocket 36 million euros, four others in the form of bonuses and will obtain 20% of the future sale, if Everton decides to part with the player.
FC Barcelona saw the track leading to Azpilicueta go out (read below). The Catalans could therefore turn to Thomas Miller, advances the Catalan newspaper Sport. Our Spanish colleagues speak of the Red Devil as “one of the most convincing alternatives for the Blaugrana“, without saying that the Spanish club has even inquired.
Borussia Mönchengladbach has extended the contract of the French striker Alassane Plea until 2025 with an option for an additional season, the German club announced on Friday. “Alassane is starting his fifth season with us. The mere fact that he has been our club’s top scorer in the Bundesliga for the past four seasons shows that he plays an important role in our team.“, said Roland Virkus, sporting director of Borussia.
The Spanish left defender Marc Cucurella has been transferred from Brighton to Chelsea, where he signed a six-year contract, the London club announced on Friday. The sum of Cucurella’s transfer has not been revealed by the Blues, but it would be around 60 million pounds (71 million euros) according to British media.
FC Barcelona has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Galaxy regarding the transfer of Riqui Puig. The 22-year-old central midfielder is a pure product of Barca’s academy, where he arrived in 2013. Five years later, he made his first-team debut. He was described as one of the biggest talents at La Masia, the Catalans’ famed training academy, but didn’t really break through afterwards. In total, Puig has played 57 first-team appearances, but often as a substitute.
FC Barcelona, who returned from their American tour, presented Robert Lewandowski at Camp Nou this Friday.
Announced a time on the side of FC Barcelona, Cesar Azpilicueta eventually extended his contract at Chelsea. The Blues defender has signed a new two-year contract. Azpilicueta has been playing since 2012 at Chelsea, who recruited him from Marseille. In London, he won nine trophies, including the Champions League, the Premier League twice, the Europa League, the FA Cup and the Club World Cup. The Spaniard, 32, has been captain of the Blues since 2019.
Another Chelsea player announced at Barcelona, Marcos Alonso should, him, well join Catalonia. The two clubs are close to an agreement and the player’s conditions have already been finalized for several months, says Fabrizio Romano.
The young Italian striker Lorenzo Lucca, 21, is loaned for a season, with option to buy, by Pisa to Ajax Amsterdam. The Dutch champion announced it on Thursday. Lucca, a striker of more than 2 meters, allows the new coach of Ajax Amsterdam, Alfred Schreuder (ex-Club Bruges) to have another profile in attack, where Brian Brobbey (RB Leipzig) had already been recruited for make up for the departure of Sébastien Haller from Borussia Dortmund. Lucca thus becomes the first Italian player in the history of Ajax.
PSG has formalized the arrival of Renato Sanches. The Portuguese arrives from Lille against 15 million euros.
TRANSFERS IN BELGIUM
Manuel Benson is leaving Antwerp for Burnley, where he signed a four-year contract, the Championship club led by Vincent Kompany announced on Thursday. “I’m very excited, it’s a new adventure for me. Heard a lot of good things about this club“, commented Benson on the website of his new club.
Francis Amuzu will he leave Anderlecht? The answer, currently, would be in the negative. However, OGC Nice would like to offer the player and would have offered an offer of 10 million to the purple management. An offer refused because the people of Brussels do not want to lose Sergio Gomez and Amuzu during the same transfer window. The Spaniard hasn’t been sold yet, but is on the way as well. A departure of the two players would be a very hard blow for the left flank of the team. Case to follow.