This transfer window was a very adventurous one with in total over £129 million was disputed in this transfer window just from Feyenoord club alone. The entirety of the league had a total of £206 million, we were responsible for nearly 2/3 of this years transfer window. We were able to bring in 10 players including a young centre-back on loan, costing us a total of £60 million. The most notable purchases are Arsenal youth graduate Gedion Zalalem is here to replace that massive gap in the midfield which was snatched away.
On the other hand, with intaking the players there were some departures, some key departures. We had to say goodbye to Jean-Paul Boëtius, a player who was consistently fantastic however we have to see him leave. Another key player was Chris Arends, a wonderkid who saw the opportunity on living his dream in the best league in the world, a player that left a massive opening in our midfield only to be filled by another youth candidate. Our final key departure was Elvis Manu, a player who was undoubtedly our second best player last season, scoring 16 goals and assisting 17 within 33 appearances. It was hard seeing him go, but it now gives the youth prospects an opportunity to shine.
Gedion Zelalem is a well-known name for football fans across Europe. Zalalem made his senior debut playing for Sheffield Wednesday against Ipswitch on 30th September 2014. Zelalem is a new signing for De Kuip, having joined from English league runners-up Arsenal in July. Gedion Zelalem began his career at Arsenal in 2012/13 but failed to make a league appearance during his 7 years at the club. During this time he had loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday, Berlin-Köpenick Dammfeld, FC Lorient and Leverkusen, making a combined total of 165 league appearances and scoring 16 goals.
Alejandro Torres is a name that is more familiar to football fans in Spain. Torres made his senior debut playing for Málaga against Celta on 29th April 2015. The ex-Atlético player has expressed his determination to do well for the club and impress manager Darius Xavier. Torres moved to Atlético Madrid after beginning his career at Malaga in January 2015. At Atlético he made a combined total of 54 appearances and scored one goal.
Raif Husic is a well-known name for football fans across Europe, Husic is a new signing at De Kuip having joined from German outfit Bremen in August. Raif Husic began his career at Augsburg in July 2008 but failed to make a league appearance during his 4 years at the club. Husic joined Bayern in July 2012 but failed to make a league appearance for the club. In July 2014 he joined Bremen for £85,000 and made 152 league appearances.
Dorin Rotariu is a well-known name for football fans across Europe. Having sscored on his Romania debut against Poland in November 2014, he has gone to make 8 appearances and score 2 goals for his country. Dorin Rotariu began his career at FC Timisora II in 2011/12, making a total of 10 league appearances and scoring 2 goals for the club. During this time he spent time on loan at FC Dinamo making 7 league appearances. In January 2015, he joined Crystal Palace making 32 league appearances and scoring 2 goals. In August 2017 he joined Nottingham Forest for £6.75 million and made 31 league appearances and scored 4 goals.
Marian Saar is a known name in Africa. Sarr made his senior debut playing for Leverkusen II against Wiedenbrück on 4th August 2012. Having made his Senegal debut against Comoros in September 2017, he has gone to make 15 appearances for his country. Marian Sarr began his career at Leverkusen in July 2008 but failed to make a league appearance during his 4 years at the club. In January 2013 he joined Dortmund making 18 league appearances. In July 2018 he joined Bremen for £975,000 and made 22 league appearances.
Dejan Meleg started his career at FK Vojvodiina Novi Sad in 2008/09, breaking into the first team in 2012 and making a total of 4 league appearances. Meleg joined Ajax in January 2013 but failed to make a league appearance for the club. During his time he also spent time on loan at Cambuur Leeuwarden and Brescia, making a combined total of 70 league appearances and scoring a total 13 goals. Meleg's Serbia team lifted the European U19 Championship in 2013. In July 2018 he joined SC Heerenveen, making 31 league appearances and scoring 5 goals.
Jhon Córdoba began his career at Envigado F.C. S.A. in July 2010, making a total of 37 league appearances and scoring 11 goals for the club. In July 2012, he joined Jaguares de Chiapas FC, making 17 league appearances and scoring one goal. Córdoba joined Querétaro FC in June 2013 but failed to make a league appearance however spent time on loan at Espanyol making 28 league appearances and scoring 4 goals. His Colombian team lifted the South American U20 Championship in 2013. Córdoba's spell at Querétaro didn't last long and in July 2014, he joined Granada for £1.5 million making a total of 137 league appearances and scoring 40 goals in 5 years.
Joâozinho joined Palmerias in 2015 at the age of 15 and failed to make a league appearance before confirming a loan move to Roda JC in which he made 26 league appearances and scored 9 goals.
Jorrit Hendrix is a name that will be familiar to football fans across Holland. Hendrix started his career at PSV in 2012/13 breaking into the first team and making a total of 20 league appearances. During this time he also spent on time at loan at Carpi, making 18 league appearances. Hendrix's Boeren team lifted the Dutch Super Cup in 2016. In July 2017, he joined AZ making 40 league appearances and scoring one goal.
Bonanni made his senior debut playing for A.C. Milan on 19th December 2015. Claudio Bonanni started his career at A.C. Milan in 2013/14 breaking into the first team in 2015 and making a total of 1 league appearance. During this time he spent on loan at Virtus Entella, AlbinoLeffe and Foggia, making a total of 48 league appearances and scoring one goal. In July 2018, he joined Virtus Lanciano making 36 league appearances and scoring 2 goals.
Serkan began his career in 2019 at the club Chemnitz before completing his move to Champions League winners Feyenoord.