Love to see Schalke failing to get Europa League! Congrats on the new job, hopefully this works out much better.
Summer Transfer News
- Bought for €4.8M from SM Caen.
- Left Back; 25 years old from Denmark.
- Last season he played in 19 matches with an average rating of 6.71 in Ligue 1.
- Adding 2 left backs was an absolute, he has a lot of potential to grow. He is a decent player.
- Brought in on a free from Juventus.
- Central Midfielder; 35 years old from France.
- He struggled last year, appearing in just 11 matches with an average match rating of 6.65 in Serie A.
- Over a decade ago Matuidi made a name for himself at ASSE, he still has enough quality to be our best player. Elsner names him Captain shortly after his arrival.
- Bought for €2.3M from FC Koln.
- Right Back; 26 years old from Germany.
- He appeared in 29 matches last season with an average rating of 6.82 in the Bundesliga.
- A good value, he can play DM and MC as well. Simply just a nice overall player.
- Bought for €64K from RC Lens.
- Left Back; 26 years old from Nigeria.
- He missed most of last season with a hip injury.
- Madu will give us decent cover for Pedersen at left back.
- On loan from AS Monaco with optional future fee of €12.6M.
- Striker; 22 years old from France.
- Last season he was on loan at Dijon FC and scored 10 goals while registering 5 assists in Ligue 1.
- He instantly makes us better in attack, which we needed greatly. I am hoping to be in position to take advantage of that reasonable future fee.
- On loan from AS Monaco with optional future fee of €8.6M.
- Central Defender; 21 years old from England.
- He was on loan at Dijon FC last season and appeared in 33 matches with an average rating of 6.72 in Ligue 1.
- He gives us a more than capable left footed ball playing defender.
- Brought in on a free from Brighton.
- Attacking Midfielder; 24 years old from Ecuador.
- He played on loan in Ecuador the last 2 seasons, scoring 22 goals and registering 16 assists in the process.
- Arce is definitely a project but he has nice potential if we can pull it out of him.
- On loan from PSG.
- Attacking Midfielder; 23 years old from France.
- He appeared in 22 matches last season for Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.
- Diaby was mostly unproductive last season but two years ago at SV Werder he was outstanding. He will be a great addition to play opposite from Grandsir.
- Bought from Tenerife for €3.5M.
- Central Defender; 25 years old from Spain.
- He has been an anchor the past four seasons for Tenerife's defense in the La Liga 2.
- A young but experienced defender that has nice potential. He can use both feet well and is capable of playing a ball playing defender role.
- Sold for €2M to Angers SCO.
- He appeared in 23 matches last season but was largely ineffective.
- A good move for both parties as our youth movement begins.
- Sold for €2.4M to Getafe.
- He scored 9 goals in 33 matches last season.
- Osako is still a decent player but we need a quicker option in attack and he just does not fit in with Elsner's tactically.
- Sold for €600K to Chievo.
- He appeared in 17 matches last season.
- A quick short center back,
- Sold for €2.3M to Cagliari.
- He appeared in just 34 matches the last two seasons.
- In a major cost cutting move we send M'Villa packing, he could have added something but Matuidi gives us an upgrade.
- Sold for €3.9M to Austria Vienna.
- He appeared in 35 matches last season scoring 4 goals and registering 5 assists.
- A nice player but he was expensive and not really part of our plans going forward.