The summer transfer window for Europe’s major leagues has closed. However, focusing on January, there are a lot of rumors swirling around who is moving where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest news on rumors, comings and goings, and of course, completed deals!
An important story: Will Barcelona Atleti be tried because of Griezmann?
Griezmann is the second on a two-season loan with Atletico, with an option for a permanent deal. The agreement stipulated that the France international must be transferred permanently for 40 million euros if he participated in more than half of Atletico’s matches in his first year at the Metropolitano.
The Blaugrana Diego Simeone’s side is still believed to be trying to limit the striker’s playing time to avoid activating the clause, with Griezmann only appearing as a substitute in the 60th minute of every game so far this season.
However, the Camp Nou hierarchy believes the minutes percentage requirement has already been exceeded and expects to be paid in full.
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08.52 GMT: Galatasaray announces the signing of the former Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata Thursday with a one-year deal, with the option to extend for another year.
Mata, 34, moved to United from Chelsea in January 2014 and made 285 appearances, winning the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League during an eight-year period. A skilled playmaker, he managed to score 51 goals and 47 assists with United.
The Turkish side also announced that it had included the Argentine striker Mauro Icardi From Paris Saint-Germain on loan for the 2022-2023 season.
Galatasaray also signed a Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira Last month, he signed a four-year contract with Arsenal.
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08.00 GMT: Former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa He passed a medical before his proposed move to Wolves, according to times.
Costa, 33,’s initial application for a UK work permit was denied on Tuesday, but was denied on appeal. He has since arrived in England to complete his move under a one-year contract.
Wolves lost to the attackers after Sasa Calajdic, who joined in the summer, injured a knee ligament during his debut on Saturday, while Raul Jimenez missed his first two games of the season with a knee injury.
The Spanish international has been without a club since leaving Atletico Mineiro in January after five months at the club, during which he scored four goals in 15 games and won the Brazilian League title.
Costa previously helped Atlético Madrid to the La Liga title in 2014 before embarking on a successful three-year spell with Chelsea, where he scored 59 goals in 120 appearances in all competitions and won two Premier League titles in 2015 and 2017, as well as the league. Cup in 2015. He left to return to Atlético in 2017 and helped the club to another La Liga title in 2021, but left to return to his native Brazil last summer and join Atletico Mineiro.
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Ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius He signed a short-term contract with Newcastle United, according to Fabrizio Romano. The 29-year-old German has not played for Liverpool since 2018, and has had a loan spell at Union Berlin and Besiktas since then.
– Leicester City banned Caglar SoyuncuBack to Turkey, reports football inside. Besiktas and Galatasaray were both eyeing to sign the 26-year-old defender before the end of the Turkish transfer window, but after the player’s departure. Wesley Fofana To Chelsea, Fox boss Brendan Rogers wants to keep Soyunko on the struggling side.
– Hatem Ben Arfa They can be forced into retirement, according to mediafoot. The 35-year-old is still without a club, having left Lille this summer. Ligue 1 was the French club’s fifth international in five years, and its 10th move in his career. It is reported that the salary demands of the former Paris Saint-Germain star left him with viable options.
After a painful 4-0 defeat to Udinese at the weekend, Roma coach Jose Mourinho is looking for a central defender in the free agent market. according to Rudy Gallettiamong the considerations Jason DenayerAnd the Dan Axel Zagado And the Nikola Maksimovicbut the Gelorossi You may have to wait until the January transfer window to find a suitable addition to the central defence.
– Agustin Rossi He is set to leave Boca Juniors after rejecting the last contract offer, which would have kept the goalkeeper at La Bombonera until December 2026. Cesar Louis Merlot It was reported that after negotiations failed, the 27-year-old goalkeeper will not sign a new agreement with the Argentine side. With his contract expiring in 2023, the Argentina international will likely leave Buenos Aires in the next transfer window, or leave on a free transfer in June.