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Serie A Clubs Spend $144.6 Million Over Winter Window

Feb 14, 2019 5:50 PM

Serie A sides spent a total of $144.6 million over the winter transfer window, a 459% increase from last season's $25.9 million total.

English clubs spent $178.2 million, a decrease of 65% from last winter.

Clubs around the world spent a total of $1.09 billion on 3716 international transfers in January.

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Ravel Morrison Joins Ostersund To 'Rebuild'

Feb 6, 2019 12:49 PM

Ravel Morrison has moved to Swedish side Ostersund to jumpstart his career and "rebuild" himself.

“I’ve come here to rebuild myself. I want to enjoy it and enjoy football again and win everything we can. It’s exciting and I’m really looking forward to everything that’s in front of me. We have got a decent team, it’s a decent setup and I have met all the group and it has been nice.”

 

Morrison played on loan at Atlas last season.

Sir Alex Ferguson once described Morrison as the most gifted player he'd ever worked with at Old Trafford. 

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Marouane Fellaini Joins Shandong Luneng

Feb 1, 2019 4:10 PM

Marouane Fellaini has completed a transfer move to Shandong Luneng.

The 31-year-old Fellaini, signed from Everton, was with United for 5.5 years and was the first post-Sir Alex Ferguson signing.

"Everybody at United thanks Marouane for his service and wishes him well for the future as he completes his move to Shandong Luneng Taishan FC in China," said the club in a statement.

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LAFC Sign Fito Zelaya From Alianza FC

Jan 31, 2019 9:38 PM

Rodolfo "Fito" Zelaya has joined LAFC from Alianza FC in El Salvador.

The 30-year-old Zelaya has long been one of the most coveted players in the region.

We're pleased to secure a player of Rodolfo's quality as we continue our preparations for the 2019 season. Rodolfo is a proven goalscorer, both at the club and international levels, and he will add another dimension to our attack," said LAFC general manager John Thorrington. 

Zelaya has scored 112 goals in 227 matches over 8 seasons with Alianza. 

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Bayern Munich Sign 17-Year-Old Taylor Booth From RSL

Jan 31, 2019 9:18 PM

Bayern Munich have signed Taylor Booth from Real Salt Lake's academy.

The 17-year-old, who will begin his career in Bayern U-19's, signed a 3.5 year deal with the German club.

"We see a lot of potential in Taylor. He is a talented young player, and we look forward to working with him to develop his talent further," said Bayern campus manager Jochen Sauer. 

Booth is the third player from MLS that Bayern has signed recently, after Alphonso Davies and Chris Richards.

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Luciano Acosta Rumored For PSG Move

Jan 31, 2019 2:56 PM

DC United playmaker Luciano Acosta is rumored for a move to PSG.

The 24-year-old is set to replace Neymar, who is out for at least two months with a foot injury.

Acosta has left D.C. United's training camp. The rumored transfer fee is under $13 million. 

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Giovinco Leaves Toronto FC For Al-Hilal

Jan 31, 2019 2:51 PM

Al-Hilal purchased Giovinco for between $2-$3 million from Toronto FC.

The 32-year-old Giovinco, the 2015 MLS MVP, slammed the organization in an Instagram post.

"For the 2 years I have been seeking to extend my contract however management was reluctant. Recently, after refusing to exercise the club option for 2020, I was offered terms that I deemed unacceptable. They may say I left for a more lucrative deal, but this is not the case. Their offer and lack of transparency is a clear message. It seems management prefers to focus on things other than the pure desire to win. After having grown the brand and elevating the overall reputation of TFC both at home and abroad, it seems I no longer serve a purpose. I would have accepted less to stay in Toronto," wrote Giovinco. 

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Ike Opara Traded To Minnesota United For $900K

Jan 30, 2019 1:30 AM

Sporting KC traded Ike Opara to Minnesota United for $900,000 of TAM.

Opara, the 2017 MLS Defender of the Year, asked for a raise two months ago. 

“Going into this offseason we had targeted positions we felt were important to our success moving forward and this is another huge step to us achieving our goals. We’ve just added a player who has challenged for U.S. Open Cup, Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup virtually every year, he won’t accept anything other than winning. When you added him to the likes of Ozzie Alonso, Jan Gregus, Romain Metanire, and the core group of players returning this year, we’ve set ourselves up to be successful going in to Allianz Field," said Adrian Heath.

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Newcastle Sign Miguel Almiron For Club-Record Transfer Fee

Jan 29, 2019 3:36 PM

Newcastle broke their transfer record in signing Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United.

Newcastle have reportedly paid around $26 million for the 24-year-old playmaker.

Their previous club record was for Michael Owen in 2005. 

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Manchester City Sell Rabbi Matondo To Schalke

Jan 28, 2019 7:53 PM

Rabbi Matondo is expected to move to Schalke for just under $16 million.

The 18-year-old represents the third player from City's youth academy to move away from the club in the last two years.

The club are said to not be as concerned by Matondo's move as he is not near the quality of displacing Riyad Mahrez or Bernardo Silva. 

“Yeah, I have some comments – I know how good he is, incredibly fast winger, and a young talent. This club is working so good. All the players in the academy, we trust them. If they want to be patient and stay; if they want to leave, they leave," said Guardiola. 

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PSG Sign Leandro Paredes
Paredes was signed after Frenkie De Jong snubbed the club for Barcelona.

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Pity Martinez Signs With Atlanta United
The 25-year-old Martinez lead River Plate to the Copa Libertadores title.

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AC Milan Sign Krzysztof Piatek
The 24-year-old striker has scored 19 goals in 21 matches this season.

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Barcelona Sign Frenkie De Jong For $85M
De Jong, who becomes the most expensive Dutch player in history, signed a five-year contract with Barcelona.

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Barcelona Sign Kevin-Prince Boateng On Loan
The 31-year-old Boateng adds depth to Barcelona's attack.

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Sevilla Announce Signing Of Munas Dabbur
Dabbur has scored 20 goals in 30 matches for Salzberg this season.

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Manchester City To Sign 18-Year-Old Ante Palaversa
Palaversa has drawn comparisons to Toni Kroos.

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Sevilla Sign Munir For Low Transfer Fee
Munir scored 12 goals in 56 matches for Barcelona.

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Diego Lainez Secures Transfer To Real Betis
The 18-year-old Lainez was one of the most highly rated prospects in Mexico.

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Athletic Bilbao Add Ibai Gomez
Gomez was born in Bilbao and made his Athletic debut in 2010.

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Benjamin Pavard Agrees To Five-Year Deal With Bayern Munich
Pavard's transfer fee is believed to be around $40 million.

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Jean-Clair Todibo To Join Barcelona On Free Transfer
Todibo made his debut for Toulouse at the start of this season.

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Mousa Dembele To Join Beijing Guoan
Dembele was looking to join a league with a slower tempo as he recovers from a foot injury.

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Lucas Paqueta Signs With AC Milan
Paqueta scored 10 goals in the Brazilian Championship last season.

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Rangers Add Jermain Defoe, Steven Davis From Premier League
Rangers are currently level on points with Celtic at the top of the domestic table.

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Maurizio Sarri 'Didn't Know Anything' About Christian Pulisic Signing
Pulisic will join Chelsea next summer.

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Barça, Liverpool Officially Announce $128M Transfer Of Luis Suárez
Luis Suárez will sign a five-year deal with Barça and be presented to the media and fans next week.

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Alexis Sánchez Officially Joins Arsenal
Alexis Sánchez has officially joined Arsenal on a transfer from Barcelona.

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