Sports Football 04 Jul 2017 Transfer roundup: Ev ...

Transfer roundup: Everton complete double swoop; AC Milan's busy transfer continues

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 4, 2017, 8:49 pm IST
Updated Jul 4, 2017, 8:52 pm IST
Take a look at the major transfer deals from today across Europe's elite top 5 leagues.
AC Milan and Everton are displaying huge intent in the transfer market (Photo: Twitter)
 AC Milan and Everton are displaying huge intent in the transfer market (Photo: Twitter)

Toffees sign talented English centre-back Keane

Everton has signed Burnley defender Michael Keane on Monday for a fee that could rise to a club-record equaling 30 million pounds ($38.8 million) with his contract expiring in June 2022. 

The young Englishman was a regular starter for Burnley, emerging as one of the finest talents. Keane soon earned his national call-up, impressing right away that prompted the Toffees to sign him up. 

Everton win the race for Sandro Ramirez

After being strongly linked to Everton, Sandro Ramirez has swapped for Everton from La Liga outfit Malaga.

Sandro recently represented Spain at the U21 European Championship, where he guided the La Roja to the finals.

An academy graduate from Barcelona, Sandro excelled as a no.9 for Malaga last season, scoring 14 goals in the process.

Lyon’s ball-winner Gonalons joins Roma

Gonalons, who had spent his entire senior career so far with Lyon, joins Serie A outfit Roma on a four-year deal.

The 28-year-old has earned 7 call ups at the international level representing France. The French defensive midfielder becomes the latest signing under Roma’s director Monchi. 

Free-kick king Calhanoglu signs for AC Milan

AC Milan’s busy transfer window continued, with Turkish playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu putting pen to paper on a four-year deal from German outfit Bayer Leverkusen.

Calhanoglu has not played since his transfer ban in February, over his illegal move to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen from Turkish outfit Trabzonspor, who took the case to FIFA.

Luis Gustavo completes Marseille switch

Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo has signed a four-year deal for a reported eight million euros to join French side Marseille from Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen.

"Experience, versatility and strength of character are his main strengths," Marseille said in a statement, adding that Gustavo brought a "solid reputation as an aggressive and skilled link man."

Gustavo won the treble with Bayern before moving to Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen respectively. The Brazilian will now ply his trade in France. 

 

Matthias Ginter leaves Dortmund for more playing time

Having led Germany to an impressive Confederations Cup triumph, German defender Matthias Ginter has quit Borussia Dortmund to join Borussia Moenchengladbach for a reported 17 million euros ($19.3 million).

The 23-year-old requested the move in order to get more playing time under his belt in order to make it to the Die Mannschaft squad for the 2018 World Cup. 

 

The versatile defender is capable of playing anywhere in the back four and will be a key addition for his new team. 

Benjamin Mendy replacement for Monaco? 

Ligue 1 winners have made their sixth summer signing by adding Terence Kongolo from Feyenoord on a five-year-contract. 

 

Although Kongolo could be deployed at centre-back, the Dutch defender was used as a left-back and produced some stellar performances. 

The 23-year-old’s arrival at Monaco suggests that he could be a replacement for Benjamin Mendy, who has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City.

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