The Chance To Become World Beaters
It has been a very busy Summer Transfer window in Europe where players like Carlos Fierro, Rasmus Elm and Memphis Depay have left there clubs for pasteurs new.
We start with the biggest transfer of the window first and that is Italian Domenico Crisito moving from Zenit in Russia to Belgians Club Brugge. This is a big transfer for the Belgians as Crisito, who is capped by the Italians 20 times signs for £21,500,000 rejected offers from Slovenia, Slovakia and Serbia to move to Brugge and he can not wait to play for them.
Domenico Crisito will now play in Belgium with Club Brugge
Carlos Fierro is the next man in focus as he completed a big money £20,500,000 move from Chivas to Belarussian side Naftan for a mega £20,500,000. This is a big statement by the Belarus side by signing 'one of the brightest prospects in world football'
according to the chairman Lenod Polipskiy.
Naftan beleive they have a star of the fute in Fierro
Ajax have been a side who has sold A LOT
of players this window due to there Dutch league's drop in the rankings of the leagues. They lost nine
top players to Belgian clubs including Viktor Fischer and Ricardo Van Rhijn to Lierse and Tobias Sana and Davy Klaasen to Charleroi but the big loss was Stefano Denswil to KV Kortrijk for £18,250,000.
Vikto Fischer has moved from Holland to Belgium to play for Lierse
PSV did not get away lightly either with Memphis Depay moving to Genk for £8,750,000 and Georgino Wijnaldum moving to Lokeren for £7,750,000. The move of the window for Viktoria Plzen of Czech Republic was Zakaria Bakkali moving there for just £5,000,000 and Tim Matavz left for Austria and Salzberg for £7,000,000
Bakkali will now play in Plzen in the Czech Republic
Other moves saw Dundee United take Callum Mcmanaman for £6,500,000 from Wigan and it see's a lot of English guys heading north to Scotland, and while we are on Scotland Junior Hoillett signed for Dundee United too. The bigest move in Scotland was St. Mirren for money moves and that was Unai Lopez moving from Athletic Bilboa for £6,500,000 and Liam Moore moving to St. Johnstone for £6,000,000.
St. Mirren pulled off the best Scottish transfer by landing Unai Lopez from Athletic Bilboa
In Austria Wienar Neustadt signed Dennis Praet from Anderlecht for £15,000,000 and also signed Doria from Botofago for £14,500,000. The only other transfer of note was the Tim Matavz deal to move to Salzberg for £7,000,000.
In Belarus the Fierro and Mangala deals stand out above anything else. Fierro has already been featured but the Mangala deal from Porto to BATE for just £7,500,000 is a huge deal for the Belarus Champions and he will want to perform well for his new club.
In Bulgaria Otavio is the main headline after moving from International to Cherno More for £8,500,000. The Brazilian, who is capped at U20 level 3 times will at 18 be a star in the Bulgarian league in years to come if they can hold on to him. The other big move was Rasmus Elm moving to Ludogarets for £9,750,000 from CSKA Moscow, Ludogarets have really worked hard this window and I think it will really pay off.
Otavio will play for Cherno More this season
In Croatia it has been really quiet but Dinamo found £5,750,000 to buy Filip Krovinovic from Zagreb. The 18 year old is into his second professional season and is tipped as a star of the future.
In the Czech republic Bakkali and Grimaldo are the two stand out moves. Belgian Bakkali, at 17 moves to Viktoria Plzen for £5,000,000 and it is deemed that Plzen have an exceptional talent at the disposal now. Alex Gimaldo leaves Barcelona for just £4,100,000 to join Sparta Prague and it should be between these two teams for the title now.
Alex Grimaldo leaves Spain and Barcelona for Sparta Prague
In Greece it was all about 1 team, PAOK who signed Maicon, Eduardo and Gillet from Lokomotive Moscow, Shakhtar and Anderlecht respectively. PAOK along with the free signings have an excellent squad now.
Maicon moves to Greece to play for PAOK
In Switzerland, Zurich paid Porto £9,000,000 for Rodrigo. The Spanish striker, 22 becomes the most expensive player in Zurich's history and he can only go on to great things.
In Turkey Silvestre Verela becomes Gaziantespor's record signing after he moved from Porto for £8,000,000. The Portugese attacking midfielder spent 5 years at the Portugese club and it is thought that he wil be important for Gaziantespor this season.
Verela becomes Turkish side Gaziantespor's record signing
In Ukraine, Vorskla were the most busy with 3 big signings including breaking there transfer record on Eugene Makarenko from Dynamo Kyiv for £7,250,000 and they followed this signing up with two more, Cosmin Matai from Romanian side Dinamo Bucherest and Dentinho from Shakhtar.
Makarenko becomes Vorskle's record signing too by signing from Dynamo Kyiv
So as you can see there has been a lot
of action this window and in January I expect it to intensify even more.