– The 2016 summer transfer window is open for clubs
to sign players
– Names like Jamie Vardy and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have
– Bayern Munich and Liverpool have been quite busy in
– Jose Mourinho has splashed the cash on a former
With the 2016 summer transfer window now open, clubs
have begun signing and unveiling their newly signed stars
for next season.
Clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal and Bayern Munich made
signings before the start of the EURO 2016 tournament
while others have been doing their as the tournament
As such, NAIJ.com names the biggest transfers of the
summer so far announced by the world’s top clubs;
1. Renato Sanches: Bayern surprised Europe and
Manchester Unitd by signing Benfica’s Sanches for close to
$45m. The 19 year old midfielder will battle Arturo Vidal,
Xabi Alonso, Thiago Alcantara and Joshua Kimmich for a
first team midfield place.
Bayern announced the signing o
Bayern announced the signing of Renato Sanches from
Benfica for £28m
2. Mats Hummels: Hummels returns to his boyhood club
after close to ten years away for Bayern’s fiercest rival
Borrusia Dortmund. He is expected to slot alongside
Jerome Boateng in the center of defense for the Bavarians
like he does at international level.
The defender’s signing was announced just 10 minutes after
Sanches was announced.
Hummels signs for Bayern Munich
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3. Loris Karius: Liverpool’s need for a goalie was
addressed with the signing of Karius of Mainz for £4.7
million on a five-year deal. He will wear the number one
shirt and is expected to send Simon Mignolet to the bench.
Karius when he was unveiled by Liverpool
4. Ilkay Gundogan: Man City need midfielders and they got
a world class one for that in Ilkay Gundogan who arrived
from Borrussia Dortmund. With Yaya Toure and Fernando
set to depart, City are light in center midfield despite the
presence of Fabian Delph and the ever impressive
Ilkay Gundogan during his time at Dortmund
5. Marc Bartra: With Mats Hummels leaving the club,
Dortmund knew they needed a quality replacement and
they it in Barcelona’s Bartra who is very close pals with
Bartra can play at right back also and big things are
expected of him.
Marc Bartra has ended his association with Barcelona and
will join Borussia Dortmund
6. Eric Bially: Jose Mourinho’s first signing at Man Utd was
Ivory Coast star Eric Bailly who arrives as a relative
unknown in England. La Liga followers would tell you he
was one of the best defenders in the league last season
when he was on the books of Villarreal.
Bailly after he signed for Man Utd
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7. Miralem Pjanic: Juventus are set to dominate Italy for
the forseable future after signing AS Roma’s best player last
season Pjanic. The Bosnian scored 10 goals and set up 12
more in 33 league appearances to help Roma finish third in
Serie A last season.
Miralem Pjanic has signed for Juventus
8. Joel Matip: Though he signed a pre-contract in January,
Matip arrives L4 this summer to help shore up a leaky
Liverpool defense from Schalke 04. The Cameroonian has
an eye for a goal and is good in the tackle.
9. Sofiane Feghouli: West Ham signed winger Feghouli
from Valencia on a three-year contract for an undisclosed
fee after the Algeria international spent six seasons at the
Spanish club, scoring 42 goals in 243 appearances.
10. Granit Xhaka: Arsenal fans will be glad that their side
have finally signed an imposing presence in middle of the
park. Xhaka is a tough tackler and has a strong left foot
which he uses to strike the ball well.
Granit Xhaka signed for Arsenal before EURO 2016