With the 2021 summer transfer deadline approaching, we’re tracking the biggest transfers and transfer updates of the day across all of Europe’s top leagues.
Cristiano Ronaldo is officially no longer a Juventus player after the Italian club confirmed in a statement on the day of the transfer deadline that the Portuguese attacker has left the club for an initial fee of €15 million and €8 million in variables to be paid in five years. He completed his medical in Lisbon before returning to Manchester United, with whom he has signed a two-year contract and is expected to receive €25 million annually, making him the highest paid player in the English Premier League.
In the wake of his two goals against Stade de Reims, Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe saw his immediate transfer plans to Spanish giant Real Madrid shattered after the club chose to pull the plug on the deal for the 22-year-old. Pull. Frenchman who has less than a year left on his contract on the day of the transfer deadline. Paris Saint-Germain had previously rejected Real Madrid’s latest $200 million offer because they asked for a higher fee for the talented Frenchman, but Real Madrid have pulled out of the deal in hopes of convincing Mbappe to join for free. to connect them. end of the 2021/22 season. With Mbappe turning down multiple Paris Saint-Germain contract offers, the club are hoping he would accept an offer made during the season to allow him to tie him up for longer.
In a similar move, Real Madrid has completed the signing of coveted French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga from French club Stade Rennais. The 18-year-old prodigy was linked with a move to England’s Manchester United, but has now opted to join Real Madrid for a total fee of around €30 million. With less than a year left at Rennes, Camavinga could have left for free at the end of the 2021/22 season, but the teenager decided to leave immediately to ensure the club don’t miss out on Real’s transfer fee. Madrid. The deal was closed in the early hours of the transfer deadline day, after the youngster had undergone his medical examination. He joins Austrian defender David Alaba as the only two signings Real Madrid have completed so far in the transfer window.
French U-21 striker Odsonne Edouard has agreed on a transfer deadline to pass from Celtic on the day of departure to Celtic Vieira’s Crystal Palace for a reported €18 million. The Frenchman, who was reportedly close to Leicester City last year, will join Vieira to battle Jean-Phillipe Mateta and Christian Benteke for a spot in the starting lineup.
Brazilian winger Willian has agreed with Arsenal to break his £240,000-a-week contract and let him return to his native Brazil for free. The winger will join Corinthians for free, despite having two years left on his Arsenal contract. His decision will save the club up to £20 million in wages.
Italian striker Moise Kean returned to his youth club Juventus, on loan for two years from Everton. The 22-year-old came over from Juventus before being loaned out to Paris Saint-Germain in a quiet first season last season. Kean joined Juventus as a 10-year-old before moving up the academy ranks. His deal includes a purchase commitment of €20 million if certain conditions are met.