It is during the summer that newspapers and certain websites start adding click bait to their pages to shower you with football rumours but we thought we’d drop that nonsense and deliver to you new of genuine happenings in football.
Darwin Nunez has joined Liverpool in a deal that could become the highest priced signing in Liverpool’s history if the £26m in add-ons are paid, as that would take his total transfer fee to £85m, and that’s £10m more than they paid for Van Dyke!
He will have the No. 27 shirt and he’s the third Uruguayan to play for the Reds following Suarez and Coates.
Liverpool have also completed the signing of 18 year old Aberdeen right back Calvin Ramsey for £4m, with another £2.5m in potential add-ons going north of the border if he comes up to snuff.
Mane has packed his bags and left Anfield for Bayern Munich, the fee £28m, but that could rise to £35m with add-ons
Apparently they are after Sterling…not a rumour, fact…whether they get him or not is another matter but they have shipped out Finnish ‘keeper Lucas Bergstrom on loan to Peterborough.
Defender Jake Clarke-Slater has be let go on a free and is now on the books of QPR.
In come Fabio Vieira (wonder if he’s any relation?), a midfielder who has signed from Porto for £34m. He was voted player of the tournament at the U21 Euros and he’ll be worth a watch this next season.
Out goes Lacazette. He’s off on a free to Lyon and he scored 71 goals in five seasons for the Gunners but never seemed to quite cut it.
Marseille has given Arsenal a cheque for £9m for Guendouzi having had him on loan over there last season.
Looks like they need to trim their wage bill before they can bring players in. They’ve let Kenny go on a free to Hertha Berlin and released Tosun, Delph and Sigurdsson. After last season, they probably do feel free!
Me thinks the Blues are going to struggle big time next season.
Haaland has joined them from Borussia Dortmund for £51.5m and they have taken back Ko Itakura from Schalke, who cannot take him permanently because of financial constraints.
Out on loan goes James Trafford, who will be turning out for Bolton next term and Southampton have coughed up £12m for a 20 year old ‘keeper they have, called Gavin Bazuna….only 20 and expected to be after the first team shirt. City have insisted on a buy back clause.
Pedro Porro also leaves City for Sporting (Portugal), and they managed to wangle £7.2m for him out of the Portuguese side.
Fernadinho has gone back to Brazil and they simply released him and Jayden Braaf has been let go on a free and heads in the opposite direction to Haaland.
They have made permanent the loan move of Matt Targett who has cost the Toon £15m.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a shed load more for you. It’s going to start getting interesting now!