With transfer deadline day having just passed, people are a buzzing at the transfers that have happened this summer. Today, sky sports brings you a list of a select few transfers, and what we think of the deal.
Raphael Varane £23. 5 million from Real Madrid to Man. City.
The young french defender has been a good player for Real Madrid for a few years, so it was a surprise to us that they'd let a good youngster like him go to a champions league rival. The deal has also in our eyes been too little for him, he should have been a bit more, even for a defender.
Andriy Yarmolenko £22 million from Dynamo Kiev to Barcelona.
At age 23, Andriy Yarmolenko has been likened to being like a playmaked version of Shevchenko by many. That being said, this transfer is a surprise. Yarmolenko and Dynamo have not in recent years set a light the world, so for Barcelona to spend £22 million on their best player is a bit of a shock.
Antoinne Griezmann £20 million from Real Sociedad to Monaco.
For Monaco, this is a brilliant deal. Griezmann is a good young playmaker, and can score a few goals to boot. With James Rodriguez, Falcao, Mame Biram Diouf and Lucas Ocampos already at the club, it seems like Monaco will score loads of goals this season. For Sociedad, it is a poor transfer deal. With Isco and Illaramendi already gone, to lose another key player is a poor deal by the club, and it may set them back a few years.
Ever Banega £17. 5 million from Valencia to Manchester United.
Ever Banega provides a defensive player, someone to hold the play between defence and midfield while the others bomb forward. However, in recent years the Argentine has been lacking in quality, and it may not be the right transfer for Manchester United, but good for Valencia.
Elsewhere, Claudio Yacob joins Benfica for £10.25 million from West Brom, Davide Santon leaves St. James Park for German champions Bayern Munich for £10 million, Fabio Coentrao finally leaves Real Madrid joining Tottenham for £7 million and Micah Richards leaves Manchester for London, joining Arsenal for £6.75 million.