The Chance To Become World Beaters
It has been a very busy first week in the transfer window and there are four
major moves we are now going to discuss so lets start with the shock move of Anthony Knockaert.
Anthony Knockaert moves to KR in Iceland for £11,000,000
The former Leicester player was the first big money mover of the window by signing for Icelandic side KR for a fee believed to be around £11,000,000 and it caused shock-waves up and down europe because Iceland have never had that sort of player in there league before but with a big money move he has signed a four
year £39,000 a week deal and he is ecstatic to have moved to KR. It is a bit colder here, but I am very pleased to have joined a side so full of ambition. England had got a very lonely place to play in and when my good friend Will Hughes left but this is going to be a very big experience for me and I encourage other top youngsters to join me in Reykjavík
Who Are KR
KR was established on 16 February 1899, making it the oldest football club in Iceland. It was founded as Fótboltafélag Reykjavíkur (Reykjavík Football Club), before changing to Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur, also meaning Reykjavík Football Club, the change due to "knattspyrna" being considered a more elegant word ("Fótbolti" is literally translated as "football" while "knattspyrna", while translating as "football", is literally "ballkicking"). KR modelled their kit on the black-and-white stripes of Newcastle United, a strong club during KR's early years. KR was the only football club in Reykjavík for a decade, but as soon as other clubs were established there were plans for competitions. KR won the inaugural championship in 1912 after a play-off with Fram.
In KR’s centenary year in 1999 the team ended its long quest for another national title. The team had not won the league title for 31 years despite often being viewed as favourites but they looked favourites all season this time. They clinched the title with a 4–0 win over Víkingur in the penultimate round and then beat ÍA 3–1 in the cup final in front of a capacity crowd at the national stadium. The women's team was equally successful, winning the league and the cup, and KR celebrated its centenary year with an unprecedented double-double.
In total, the men's team has won the league title 25 times and the cup 12 times and during the last decade the women's team has won six league titles and twice won the cup. The men's team has four times won the double, in 1961, 1963, 1999 and in 2011.
KR's best European success was in 2009–10 UEFA Europa League when they defeated AE Larissa (2–0, 1–1) in the second qualifying round, but were eliminated in next round by FC Basel (2–2, 1–3). In 2011–12 UEFA Europa League, KR eliminated ÍF Fuglafjørður in the first qualifying round and achieved a big win against MŠK Žilina in the next round (3–0) in Reykjavík.
The next player in focus is Jordan Rhodes, who like Knockaert and Hughes is rated as one of the best in the Championship, but not no more. He moves over the border to Kilmarnock in Scotland in a deal which eclipses the Scottish record transfer of Tore Andre Flo in 2000 which was £12m.
Jordan rhodes becomes Scotland's most expensive player
Jordan Rhodes moves to Rugby Park for £23,000,000 and can not wait to play in Scotland. The fact that a club like Kilmarnock will make me the record signing in Scotland tells me how much they wanted me to play for them. I turned down Dundee United and Dungannon Swifts to play here at Rugby Park and now I am in the Scottish Premier League I can look at getting into the Scottish squad too.
Next up is a player in which not a lot of people would have heard of in Mario Fernandes. The uncapped Brazilian moves from CSKA Moscow to Austria Wien for £23,500,000. Fernandes made his debut for CSKA this season, against Spartak Moscow. Since then, he had become first-choice right back.
After an intense battle, Fernandes signs for Austria Wien
Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Juventus, Internazionale, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, F.C.Porto, AFC Ajax and A.S. Roma have all been linked with him and he has been dubbed "the new Lúcio". On the 14th January 2014, the CSKA president announced that a £23,500,000 deal had been agreed with Austria Wien and Fernandes was set to join them pending a medical examination.
Finally the biggest transfer so far involves Englishman Wayne Rooney. The former United and P$G striker was involved in a absolute frantic scramble by three
clubs who matched the French clubs £60,000,000
price tag on his head.
Rooney was a wanted man but chose Bulgaria to go and ply his trade
Partizan Belgrade looked favourites to land the striker but Litex and Cherno More came in for him too and in a blink of an eye he had signed a four year £350,000
a week deal to move to Cherno More and he is excited to play for them. This is going to be a unique but exciting experience for me and my family. I would like to shoot my new side into the Champions League but I know that Ludogarets, Litex and Levski are still better than us at the moment but this is going to be a building job and I can not wait to be part of it.
So that is the big deals in the first week of the window here are the others. Anderlecht signed Thorgan Hazard on a free and sold Modric to Wiener Neustadt in Austria for £7,750,000.
Transfer window as things stand