Official Transfer - Soccer Wiretap

West Ham Sign Pablo Fornals For $30.3 Million

Jun 14, 2019 5:58 PM

Pablo Fornals has moved from Villarreal to West Ham for $30.3 million.

West Ham reportedly outbid Napoli for Fornals' signature.

Fornals has scored 9 goals in 96 matches for Villarreal. 

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Real Madrid Sign 18-Year-Old Takefusa Kubo

Jun 14, 2019 5:34 PM

Takefusa Kubo has signed a 6-year deal with Real Madrid following a $2.2 million transfer move from FC Tokyo.

Kubo was previously in Barcelona's youth academy but returned to Japan after the club were sanctioned partially due to his initial signing.

Kubo will begin play under Raul at Castilla.

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Southampton Sign Winger Moussa Djenepo From Standard Liege

Jun 13, 2019 1:21 PM

Southampton officially unveiled Moussa Djenepo following his transfer of just under $16 million from Standard Liege.

The 20-year-old Djenepo scored 11 goals in his breakout season. Southampton scored a total of 45 league goals last season. 

Ralph Hasenhuttl said that Djenepo possesses “tremendous pace and good finishing abilities."

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Roberto Martinez: Eden Hazard Will Change Spanish Football

Jun 13, 2019 1:16 PM

Roberto Martinez said that Eden Hazard will change the future of Spanish football under Zinedine Zidane.

Hazard was officially presented as a Real Madrid player today.

"It is a signing that will change the future of Spanish football...Zidane is going to give Hazard what he needs and LaLiga has gained a star signing that will change Spanish football," said Martinez.

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Tags: Real Madrid, Official Transfer

Aston Villa To Break Transfer Record With Wesley Moraes Signing

Jun 13, 2019 1:13 PM

Aston Villa are ready to break their transfer record in adding striker Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge for $27 million.

Moraes is Villa's third signing as they prepare to compete in the Premier League.

“The potential of the football club is massive. It feels right that Villa are in the Premier League, the history and the size of the club, the fanbase that it has, I believe it is a Premier League club and that's not me being a supporter. We've got two owners [Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens] who have got a lot of money, and are in it for the long haul," said manager Dean Smith.

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Luka Jovic Says He and Karim Benzema Are Compatible

Jun 12, 2019 7:22 PM

Luka Jovic said that he and Karim Benzema can compliment each other's games at Real Madrid next season.

"He's one of the best [forwards] in the world and I hope to learn a lot from him. I think we're compatible, but Zidane will decide," said Jovic as he was unveiled at the club.

Jovic added that he has yet to speak with Zinedine Zidane.

"I will play anywhere: alone [in attack], with another striker... I'm here to fight," added Jovic. 

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Tags: Eintracht Frankfurt, Real Madrid, Official Transfer

Real Madrid Officially Announce Ferland Mendy Signing

Jun 12, 2019 7:17 PM

Ferland Mendy was officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player.

His signing was held up as Real Madrid doctors wanted to take a second look at his physical.

Lyon and Real Madrid agreed to a $54 million transfer fee. Mendy is signed through the 2025 season. 

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Ferland Mendy Undergoing Second Medical At Real Madrid For Hip

Jun 9, 2019 3:08 PM

Real Madrid doctors are having a second look at Ferland Mendy's hip, delaying his official signing announcement.

The new medical will take place on June 12th following a France match.

Mendy was one of Zinedine Zidane's first signings this summer.

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Tags: Lyon, Real Madrid, Injury, Official Transfer

Atletico Madrid Sign Striker Nico Ibanez

Jun 8, 2019 6:34 PM

Atletico Madrid announced that they will sign Mexican striker Nico Ibanez.

"Atletico Madrid and Atletico San Luis have reached an agreement for the transfer of Nicolas Ibanez. The Argentine striker will be registered once the summer transfer window opens on July 1," wrote the club in a statement.

The 24-year-old Ibanez has scored 22 goals in 50 matches for Atletico San Luis.


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Real Madrid Announce Eden Hazard Signing

Jun 7, 2019 6:04 PM

Eden Hazard officially joined Real Madrid from Chelsea for just over $112 million.

Hazard signed a 5-year deal with the Spanish side.

“Real Madrid CF and Chelsea FC have agreed to the transfer of Eden Hazard. The player remains linked to the club during the next five seasons, until 30 June 2024. Eden Hazard will be presented as a new player of Real Madrid on 13 June at the Santiago Bernabéu, after passing the relevant medical examination," said the club in a statement.

Madrid have signed Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy this summer. 

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Manchester United To Sign Daniel James
James went viral due to his pace in an individual goal against Brentford in the FA Cup.

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Atletico Madrid Sign Felipe Monteiro From Porto
Monteiro is the most expensive defensive signing in team history.

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Dortmund Officially Sign Julian Brandt
Brandt had a release clause of just under $28 million.

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Timbers Sign Brian Fernandez For Club-Record Fee
Fernandez has scored 12 goals in 15 games for Necaxa this season.

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Real Madrid Looking At Donny Van De Beek As Pogba Alternative
PSG and Bayern Munich are also interested in adding van de Beek.

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Real Betis Make Permanent Move For Giovani Lo Celso
Lo Celso was on loan from PSG before the permanent move.

Football Espana

Frenkie De Jong Reveals He Almost Signed With Tottenham Last Season
De Jong added that he always dreamed of playing for Barcelona.


Ulysses Llanez Joins Wolfsburg From LA Galaxy
Llanez is the latest MLS academy player to move to the Bundesliga.

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Manchester United Pay Molde $650K For Solskjaer
Solskjaer signed a 3-year contract just weeks before replacing Jose Mourinho at United.

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Bayern Munich Sign Lucas Hernandez For Record Fee
Bayern spent a club-record $90 million to purchase Hernandez from Atletico Madrid.

Sky Sports

Serie A Clubs Spend $144.6 Million Over Winter Window
Clubs spent a total of over $1 billion in January transfers.


Ravel Morrison Joins Ostersund To 'Rebuild'
Morrison was rated as the most gifted player Sir Alex Ferguson had ever worked with at Old Trafford.

The Guardian

Marouane Fellaini Joins Shandong Luneng
Fellaini was the first United signing post-Sir Alex Ferguson.

BBC Sport

LAFC Sign Fito Zelaya From Alianza FC
The 30-year-old Zelaya has scored 112 goals in 227 matches for Alianza FC.


Bayern Munich Sign 17-Year-Old Taylor Booth From RSL
Booth is the 3rd MLS player that Bayern have recently signed, joining Alphonso Davies and Chris Richards.


Luciano Acosta Rumored For PSG Move
Acosta is set to replace Neymar as the Brazilian recovers from a foot injury.

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Giovinco Leaves Toronto FC For Al-Hilal
Giovinco said he would have taken less money to stay at Toronto FC.


Ike Opara Traded To Minnesota United For $900K
The trade comes shortly after Opara asked Sporting KC for a raise.

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Newcastle Sign Miguel Almiron For Club-Record Transfer Fee
Newcastle have reportedly signed Almiron for a club-record $26 million fee.

Sky Sports

Manchester City Sell Rabbi Matondo To Schalke
The 18-year-old represents the 3rd youth player to move away from Manchester City in the last 2 years.

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