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Jadon Sancho (73 million pounds)

Winger (Dortmund to Manchester United), 1 July

In the most lavish transfer of this year, Manchester United welcomed the British winger with open arms early July. His performance at Euro 2020 for England was impressive, the fact that Gareth Southgate trusted him with the penalty says alot about the youngster. Yet it quizzes one as United’s inventory was already full. All they lack is spirit and direction. Only time will tell if this decision of the Glazer’s family is a legit one or doped.

Sergio Ramos (free)

Defender (Real Madrid to PSG), 8 July

Elite defender of Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos, the one who lives up to expectations beyond his superficial tantrums, has departed to Paris Saint-Germain for free. Florentino Perez and Ramos usually come to a deal after their usual pretending. However, it didn’t happen this time around. The former Madrid captain recited his journey and expressed his gratefulness for the club. Real Madrid, by large, are succumbing to the market culture. Zinedine Zidane called out the malfunctioning of his beloved club on his way out.

Achraf Hakimi (51.3 million pounds)

Defender (Inter to PSG), 6th July

While baiting for all the fishes in the ocean, Paris Saint-Germain finally found a shark from Inter. Moroccan talent, Achraf Hakimi, will join the Parisians this season. Hakimi performed well last season, his pass success percentage 84.5 is above average. Meanwhile, Chelsea who are also searching for defensive replacements approached Hakimi but backed off considering Hakimi’s hefty salary demands.

Dayot Upamecano (38 million pounds)

Defender (Leipzig to Bayern), 14 February

Valentine’s Day broke the hearts of millions of Leipzig fans. Dayot Upamecano, the ethereal defender, the anchor of Red Bull, has left to their arch-rivals. Taking Nagelsmann with him, the former Leipzig units will shine brighter. This is a humongous leap in the Frenchman’s career.

Ibrahima Konate (36 million pounds)

Defender (RB Leipzig to Liverpool), 28 May

Shifting from Germany to England, Ibrahima Konate will share the dressing room with few of the best players at Liverpool. Appearing in just eight games with six off the bench performances, Konate was overshadowed by his copatriot, Upamecano. He will hope that he will get game time under Jurgen Klopp this season.

Emiliano Buendia (30 million pounds)

Midfielder (Norwich City to Aston Villa), 10 June

Helping himself out of the Championship heap, Emiliano Buendia will wear the Aston Villa outfit this season. Winning a total of 14 man of the match awards at Norwich, Buendia’s presence will lift some pressure off Jack Grealish’s shoulders.

Andre Silva (19.8 million pounds)

Forward (Eintracht Frankfurt to RB Leipzig), 2 July

Part of the football pyramid, Leipzig gave up Dayot Upamecano in the back to Bayern and they stole Andre Silva from Frankfurt. Bundesliga might fall into the same pattern where Bayern wins in the end this season, as Leipzig, the only side to scratch the paw of the lion lost its master. Julian Nagelsmann confirmed his transfer to Bayern mid-season, it will be interesting to see how Leipzig battles through the obstacles.

Lionel Messi

As far as the transfer news delighted or annoyed fans, one person’s decision against transfer became the hot talk of town. Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s extraordinaire, virtuoso and master footballer, sacrificed his freedom. He has agreed to stay with the Catalans and will be making up to 50 percent pay cut in his salary. The Argentine has signed a new five-year deal with Barcelona.

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