Latest Football Transfer News Across The Globe
With the transfer window officially opened in England, other European countries as well as other continents, the rush by clubs to get needed players gets fully underway as well.
Some clubs have already gotten their transfer business underway as they hope to get the best legs ahead of the next season.
Naija News presents to you all the latest gists and rumours as well as an update on completed deals here.
Neto Joins Barcelona In €26million Deal
La Liga giants, Barcelona, on Thursday, confirmed the capture of Noberto Murara Neto in a deal that could cost them up to €35million.
Neto joins the Spanish champions from Valencia and is expected to put pen to paper on a four-year deal.
De Ligt Agrees Juventus Deal
Netherlands defender, Matthijs de Ligt, has agreed to personal terms with Juventus as his move away from Ajax draws closer.
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly still interested in the 19-year-old.
According to Goal, de Ligt, Ajax captain, has finalised personal terms worth £10.75million a season over five years.
Liverpool sign Van Den Berg
Liverpool have completed the signing of 17-year-old Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle.
The teenager signed a long-term deal at the club and will officially join at the beginning of July, subject to international clearance.
“It’s just an amazing feeling,” he told the club’s website. “It is, for me, the biggest club in the world and it’s a dream come true. I am really excited.
“I’ve seen what kind of players from the Academy grew into the first team here. It is unbelievable, especially when this kind of big club does that.”
Arsenal move for new defender
Arsenal is expected to hold talks with Basel over the possible signing of defender Eray Comert, according to the Mail.
The 21-year-old centre-back’s £7 million ($9m) price makes him an attractive option for the Gunners.
Arsenal told Tierney will not come cheap
Celtic boss Neil Lennon, has told Arsenal that they will have to offer “a lot more” than £15 million ($19m) to take Kieran Tierney to north London.
The Gunners initial bid for the defender was rejected but Arsenal are understood to have made the left-back one of their priority targets for the transfer window.
Inter to offer £63m for Lukaku
Serie A side Inter Milan are ready to make a huge bid for Romelu Lukaku, according to The Guardian.
The report claims the initial offer will be a loan deal, with the Italian club holding an obligation to buy at the end of two years for £60 million ($76m), running the total to £63m for the deal including the loan fees.
Benfica confirms Atletico Madrid’s bid for Felix
Benfica have confirmed that Spanish giants, Atletico Madrid have lodged a €126 million (£113m/$143m) bid for star forward Joao Felix.
Naija News recalls key players including Antoine Griezmann confirmed they would be leaving the club this summer and so the Spanish side are looking at rebuilding.
The Portuguese club, however, said in a statement on Wednesday that they are considering the offer, but that nothing had yet been accepted.
Man City want Isco as Silva’s replacement
Man City boss, Pep Guardiola has identified Real Madrid star, Isco as the ideal replacement for David Silva at Manchester City, according to Marca.
Naija News recalls Silva earlier announced that 2019-20 would be his final season at the Etihad Stadium, prompting the Premier League champions to begin their search for a worthy replacement for the Spanish midfielder.
Tottenham close to signing Clarke
Tottenham are reportedly close to signing their first player during the current window as Sky Sports report that Leeds winger Jack Clarke has passed his medical.
The 18-year-old is set to join the London club in a deal which could rise to £11.5 million ($14.6m).
Clarke impressed for Marcelo Bielsa’s side last season, making 25 appearances and registering two goals and assists each.