January 2020 - Soccer Wiretap

Manchester United Sign Odion Ighalo On Loan

Jan 31, 2020 8:00 PM

Manchester United completed a last minute loan move for Odion Ighalo.

The 30-year-old joins from Shanghai Shenhua. The deal comes with no option to buy.

United were linked with Joshua King, though Bournemouth could not find a replacement in time. 

Ighalo previously played from Watford from 2014-17.

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Arsenal Complete Loan Deal For Cedric Soares

Jan 31, 2020 10:52 AM

Cedric Soares has moved from Southampton to Arsenal in a loan move.

"Cedric is a defender with good experience of the Premier League, and of course at international level. He is another strong addition to our defensive unit who will provide our squad with quality," said Arsenal technical director Edu.

Soares will be out for at least 3 more weeks due to an injury. 

 

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Yannick Carrasco Rejoins Atletico Madrid On Loan

Jan 31, 2020 10:50 AM

Yannick Carrasco has rejoined Atletico Madrid on a loan deal.

Carrasco left Atleti two seasons ago for Dalian Yifang, where he scored 24 goals in 52 games.

The loan deal ends Atleti's pursuit of Edinson Cavani. 

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Villarreal Break Club Record For Paco Alcacer

Jan 31, 2020 10:47 AM

Paco Alcacer has joined Villarreal from Borussia Dortmund for a club record fee.

Villarreal paid $25 million for Alcacer.

Alcacer scored 18 goals last season, second highest in the Bundesliga.

“It wasn’t an easy decision to make. But we’ve changed our formation to a 3-4-1-2 with Jadon Sancho and Thorgan Hazard playing up top. Then we brought in Erling Haaland as well. We always have to think about how a player can help us," said Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

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Krzysztof Piatek Completes Record Deal To Hertha Berlin

Jan 30, 2020 7:41 PM

Hertha Berlin have broke a club transfer record in buying Krzysztof Piatek for $29.7 million.

Piatek has scored just 6 goals in his last 28 matches at Milan, and is playing behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

German businessman Lars Windhorst bought a $156 stake into Hertha last summer.

The team currently sits in 13th place in the Bundesliga. 

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Barcelona Sign Francisco Trincao For $33 Million

Jan 30, 2020 7:34 PM

Barcelona have signed Francisco Trincao from Braga for $33 million.

The 20-year-old will join the club this summer, where the club will decide whether to integrate the player into the first-team or send him on loan.

Abel Ruiz will move to Braga to complete the deal.

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Sheffield United Break Transfer Record For Sander Berge

Jan 30, 2020 5:56 PM

Sheffield United have signed Sander Berge from Genk for $28.7 million.

Berge has signed a 4.5 year deal with Sheffield United.

“He’s a Norwegian international who has played 20 times for his country, he’s also played Champions League football and we’re delighted he has decided to come to Bramall Lane. Sander is someone we have known about for quite a while now. We have tracked him over a sustained period of time, he was a player we highlighted as someone who could come in and really improve us and we are thrilled he’s agreed to come here," said Chris Wilder, who tried to sign Berge last summer.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Hits 200 Million Instagram Followers

Jan 30, 2020 12:18 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first person in the world to hit 200 million followers on Instagram.

Ronaldo celebrated the milestone with a post.

Ronaldo is the most-liked athlete on Facebook with 122 million followers.

Messi is the second most-followed athlete on Instagram at 142 million followers.

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Marcos Rojos Rejoins Estudiantes On Loan

Jan 30, 2020 12:14 PM

Marcos Rojos has returned to Estudiantes on loan for the rest of this season.

The 29-year-old defender had been with Manchester United for 6 seasons, though playing time had diminished in recent years.

Rojos is looking to restart his career in time for the Copa America this summer.

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Suso Joins Sevilla On 18-Month Loan

Jan 30, 2020 12:12 PM

Suso has joined Sevilla on an 18-month loan.

Sevilla have an option to buy the 26-year-old for $27 million.

Suso made a total of 128 appearances for Milan since joining the side in 2015, scoring 23 goals. 

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Looking To Add Striker Before Window Closes

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Carles Perez Joins Roma On Loan

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Manchester City Sign 17-Year-OId Yan Couto

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Giuseppi Rossi In Negotiations With Real Salt Lake

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Atlanta United Sell Tito Villalba To Club Libertad

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Chelsea Make Contact With Dries Mertens

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Pablo Mari Agrees To Loan Move To Arsenal

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Tottenham Sign Steven Bergwijn For $34 Million

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United Agree To Buy Bruno Fernandes From Sporting For Up To $88M

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Atleti Close To Purchase Of Edinson Cavani From PSG

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Fernandinho Signs One-Year Extension With Manchester City

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Kieran Trippier Says Diego Simeone Is Best Manager In World

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Flamengo Sign Gabigol On Permanent Basis

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Chelsea To Target Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech Over Summer

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Barcelona Could Use Bruno Fernandes To Complete Rodrigo Move

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Tottenham Sign Giovani Lo Celso To Permanent Deal

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Inter Sign Christian Eriksen For $22 Million

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Leeds Sign Jean-Kevin Augustin From RB Leipzig

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Roma Closing In On Carles Perez Transfer

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Emre Can Close To Dortmund Move

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