From Cristiano Ronaldo to Antoine Griezmann: A look at some of the major transfers completed on Deadline Day
The European summer transfer window came to a close on Tuesday. From Cristiano Ronaldo to Antoine Griezmann, we look at some of the significant transfers completed on Deadline Day.
The European summer transfer window has been crazy, with top players switching clubs. From Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo, these top stars unexpectedly made a switch from their former clubs.
However, it was not all, as some significant transfers took place on Deadline Day (August 31, Saturday). In the same light, we take a look at some.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Ronaldo's return to United was already announced on Friday, with a reported deal of €28 million from Juventus. However, it was not until Tuesday that he completed the move. Having undergone his medial in Lisbon on Monday, he signed a two-year contract along with an option to extend for a year for his second stint at Old Trafford. He is reported to be earning £480,000 per week with the Red Devils.
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
In another shock move, French midfielder Griezmann moved back to his former Spanish club Atletico Madrid from Barcelona on a season-long loan. The loan deal itself is reported to be €120 million. It was in 2019 when the Frenchman had moved to Barca from Atletico. However, since then, he has been relatively shaky, scoring just 35 goals in 102 matches. Meanwhile, Atletico has the option of repurchasing him following the loan stint next season for €40 million.
Saul Niguez (Chelsea)
Chelsea, too, was involved in a transfer activity on deadline day, signing Spanish midfielder Niguez from Atlético Madrid on a season-long loan. While the financial details are yet to emerge, the deal included an option to sign him permanently following the conclusion of the loan spell.
Daniel James (Leeds United)
Welsh midfielder James was a part of United's squad cut off to possibly accommodate Ronaldo, as the former has been reportedly sold to Leeds for £24 million. He had signed for the Devils in 2018 from Swansea City, managing nine goals in 74 appearances. However, his game time became limited since last season, and it was a wise decision to offload him following the signing of Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.
Luuk de Jong (Barcelona)
Dutch striker Luuk de Jong has been loaned to Barca by Sevilla for a season. He joined Sevilla in 2019, and in the past two seasons, he has scored 19 in 94, besides helping the side win the UEFA Europa League 2019-20. The financial details of the move have not been revealed.
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