What happened on transfer deadline day around Europe? Mauro Icardi, Bobby Duncan, Ryan Kent and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all move clubs

3 Sep

On a busy transfer deadline day, Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Roma on loan, while Liverpool sold youth team striker Bobby Duncan to Fiorentina.

Mkhitaryan made 59 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal, scoring nine goals.

It is understood the Italian club will pay all of his £180,000-a-week wages and have an obligation to sign him on a permanent deal next summer, which is thought to be triggered by him playing 25 matches.

Fiorentina have reportedly paid £1.7million up front for Duncan, scorer of 32 goals for the under-18s in his first season since arriving from Manchester City in 2018 and there is also a 20 per cent sell-on fee for the player.

Matteo Darmian, meanwhile, is the fourth player to leave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side for Serie A this summer, with Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez having joined Inter before Chris Smalling made his loan switch to Roma last week.

The full-back has returned to Italy to join Parma and the deal is also believed to include a sell-on clause, with the Italy international signing a deal until 2023 at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.

Darmian joined United in 2015 from Torino in a reported £12.7million deal and went on to represent the club 92 times in all competitions.

Solskjaer confirmed on Friday a move was on the cards for the full-back and later reiterated Paul Pogba would not be leaving for Real Madrid or anywhere else before the European deadline.

Notable transfers

Mauricio Pochettino can relax now, the transfer window is closed until January

Mauro Icardi: Inter to PSG (season-long loan)

Yannick Bolasie: Everton to Sporting (season-long loan)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Arsenal to Roma (season-long loan)

Bobby Duncan: Liverpool to Fiorentina (£1.7m)

Javier Hernandez: West Ham to Sevilla (£7.3m)

Ryan Kent: Liverpool to Rangers (£7m)

Radamel Falcao: Monaco to Galatasaray (loan)

Keylor Navas: Real Madrid to PSG (£13.6m)

Asmir Begovic: Bournemouth to Qarabag (season-long loan)

Fernando Llorente: Napoli (free – had been released by Tottenham)

Matteo Darmian: Man United to Parma (£3.6m)

Javier Hernandez stunned Sevilla sporting director Monchi by taking a pay cut to leave West Ham, Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has moved to Azerbaijan outfit Qarabag on loan and former Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente has joined Serie A side Napoli.

Llorente had been without a club since he left Spurs at the end of his contract in June, while Spurs also sold 20-year-old Marcus Edwards to Portuguese club Vitoria.

Chelsea winger Kenedy has completed a season-long loan move to Spanish club Getafe.

The Brazilian, who is in the final year of his contract, spent the last 18 months on loan at Newcastle, where he scored three goals in 41 appearances.

Despite featuring in Chelsea’s pre-season preparations, Kenedy has failed to break into Frank Lampard’s first-team squad for the Premier League campaign.

Since joining the Blues from Fluminense in 2015, Kenedy has made 27 appearances and was an unused substitute in the first two league games of this season.

Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina has joined Galatasaray on a season-long loan.

Galatasaray fans seem happy Falcao has joined their club
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Celtic have signed teenage defender Jeremie Frimpong from Manchester City, with the 18-year-old right-back has agreeing a four-year contract with the Scottish champions.

Striker Stefano Okaka has joined Udinese from Watford on a permanent deal and Yannick Bolasie has joined Sporting from Everton on loan, having been at Goodison since 2016.

French side PSG snapped up Mauro Icardi from Inter on loan and landed Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, while in Istanbul, Galatasaray fans lit flares to await the arrival of Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco.

Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Spurs could sell eight stars this summer, including Danny Rose

7 Jul

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to sell eight stars this summer as they continue their rebuilding plans.

Mauricio Pochettino has added Tanguy Ndombele to his squad in a club-record transfer which has thrilled supporters.

Danny Rose was a key member of Spurs’ side in their run to the Champions League final
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Jack Clarke also arrived from Leeds United but immediately returned to Elland Road on loan.

Spurs are now being linked with a move for Real Madrid ace Dani Ceballos as they look to add to their squad after 18 months without a signing.

But their next transactions could end up being sales with eight players up for grabs.

And Pochettino, according to the Daily Mail, is showing no mercy by allowing England internationals Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier to go.

Trippier started in the Champions League final but had a poor season
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Joining the two first-team players on the market are Serge Aurier, Victor Wanyama, and Vincent Janssen.

Meanwhile a number of young players are also set to be moved on, including Josh Onomah, Cameron Carter-Vickers, and Marcus Edwards.

Marcus Edwards was highly-rated and despite a promising loan in the Netherlands last season he could now leave the club
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It’s unlikely all of them will end up leaving but Spurs are prepared to listen to offers.

Tottenham Hotspur news: Marcus Edwards praised – ‘Mauricio Pochettino did not make comparison with Lionel Messi for nothing’

20 Feb

Tottenham Hotspur starlet Marcus Edwards has been praised for his ‘bizarre level’ by Excelsior Rotterdam team-mate Jeffry Fortes.

The on-loan Spurs youngster, 20, has put in some stellar performances in the Eredivisie since the turn of the year culminating in a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win against FC Emmen.

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Marcus Edwards

After starting well, he was an unused substitute with the club he joined on loan in the summer towards the end of 2018.

He’s now hitting his straps, though, and his contribution last weekend against Emmen saw the Dutch side come from behind to register a victory.

And Fortes has heaped praise on Edwards for his incredible ability and backed Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to compare him to Lionel Messi back in 2016.

“He is of a bizarre level, what he can do is really not normal, I have not experienced a better player in my career, and Mauricio Pochettino did not make that comparison with Messi for nothing,” Fortes told Voetbal International.

“He was referring to his way of moving and there is really something in him.”

Edwards now has two goals and two assists in 14 appearances and completes the most dribble per game (3.6) in the Dutch top-flight.

Tottenham starlet Marcus Edwards linked with permanent transfer to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen

2 Aug

Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards is being targeted by Bayer Leverkusen.

The Bundesliga side want to capture the highly-rated teenager on a permanent basis as they believe Edwards could make an impact similar to that of Jadon Sancho’s at Borussia Dortmund.

Edwards has been compared to Lionel Messi by Mauricio Pochettino

Edwards, 19, has been compared to Lionel Messi by Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and the north London club tied him down to a long-term professional deal which still has two years left to run.

However, despite shining for England at youth level and being in the European under-19 Championship winning side last year, Edwards has struggled for first-team opportunities at his club.

And according to SunSport, Leverkusen have made contact with Spurs to begin talks for him.

The German club are acting because they fear they might lose in-demand wingers Leon Bailey and Julian Brandt before the summer transfer window closes.

Brandt and Bailey have been linked with moves to the Premier League

Edwards has thus been highlighted as the ideal candidate to replace them if they end up leaving.

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Bailey, while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of Brandt.

Should Edwards leave he would become the latest young English talent to leave the Premier League in order to get regular first-team football.

He could also be the second player from Spurs’ academy to leave this summer after Reo Griffiths opted to join Lyon.

Sancho turned his back on Manchester City last season and has gradually established himself as a regular in the Dortmund fold.

Meanwhile, Everton forward Ademola Lookman could return to RB Leipzig permanently following a successful loan spell last season.