The summer Mercato: Highlights of the last day of the Transfer Market 2020 deals


Barcelona failed during the summer transfer market, failing to sign Depay and Erik Garcia, as well as getting rid of Dembele and Samuel Umtiti.

The curtain fell on Monday evening, October 5, 2020, on the “summer Mercato” summer transfer market for the 2020-2021 season.

The following are the most prominent deals recorded in the last hours before the end of the “summer mercato” transfer market today, Monday:

French club Olympique Lyon announced that it had signed a contract with the Algerian international defender and winner of the 2019 African Cup of Nations, Jamal Balamri, from the Saudi Youth Club, during the summer Mercato.

Arsenal signed Ghanaian Thomas Partey after paying the penalty clause in his contract with Atlético Madrid for 45 million pounds.

Spanish club Atletico Madrid signed the Uruguayan Lucas Torreira from Arsenal for one season on loan.

French club Olympic Lyon, his contract with Algerian defender Jamal Balamri from the Saudi youth club.

Manchester United, England, announced his contract with the Uruguayan Edinson Cavani in a free transfer,

after the end of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain during the summer Mercato.

The French clubs Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona of Spain reached an agreement regarding the accession of Rafinha Alcantara to the Parisian giants for only 3 million euros as variants, during the summer Mercato.

Chris Smalling, defender of the Manchester United team,

joined the Italian club Roma after joining the Italian capital for one season on loan.

Barcelona has decided to abandon the contract with Dutchman Memphis Depay,

in which the club will have to sell one of its players in order to finance the deal.

Italian club Fiorentina announced that he has officially signed a contract with Jose Callejon in a free transfer,

after his contract with Napoli ended at the end of last season.

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Bayern Munich has signed Bona Sarr, Olympique de Marseille, for a contract that will last until June 2024.

Italian club Juventus announced that it had signed a contract with Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina for one season, on loan from compulsory purchase after that.

French midfielder Matteo Jendouzi joined the German ranks of Hertha Berlin from Arsenal for a year on loan.

Jendouzi, 21, is considered a graduate of the Paris Saint-Germain Academy and has played for the Gunners 57 matches in the Premier League,

but his Spanish coach, Mikel Arteta, recently excluded him from the starting line-up for behavioral reasons.

“Talks with senior club officials have convinced me to join the club’s ranks,” Jendouzi said in an official statement.

I don’t just want to develop my character but to help the club take the next step. ”


It is noteworthy that Jendouzi was called up to the French national team four times without playing any match.

Brazilian international left back Alex Telles from Porto joined Manchester United on a four-year contract with the possibility of an additional year for $ 14.8 million.

“Joining a great club like Manchester United is a big honor for me,”

Tillis said after successfully undergoing a medical examination. Every player has to strive to have this moment in their career.

The club’s supporters promise that I will do my best to achieve success. ‘

“I won many cups with Porto and I want to continue like this at Manchester United,” he added.

Also read: The summer Mercato: A complete failure for Barcelona: La Depay, Eric, La Dembele, and Umtiti

As for the coach of the Norwegian team, Ueli Gunnar Solskjaer, praised Tillis’ qualities, saying,

“He is a player we have followed for a long time.

His offers in recent years are what we are looking for.

“He is a fighting player and will add determination and competition to the team.”

Roma winger Justin Kluivert joined the German club Leipzig for a year on loan.

Kluivert graduated (21 years), son of former Dutch star Patrick Kluivert from the ranks of Ajax Amsterdam and played two international matches with his country.

He defended the colors of Ajax for two years before moving to Rome for 18.75 million euros in 2018 and played for the Italian capital team 68 matches,

during which he scored 9 goals and contributed 10 assists.

“We are proud that Kluivert has joined our team,” said Leipzig’s sporting director, Marcus Kroitsch.

He is a player who fully embodies our philosophy of playing, and we have more options in the front line with his arrival. ”

French midfielder Thimoy Bakayoko was loaned to Italian Napoli from Chelsea for a year, according to what the southern club announced.

The president of Naples, Aurelio de Laurentiis, welcomed the newcomer by posting the tweet “Welcome to Timoy.”

Bakayoko was playing under the supervision of current Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso when the latter was AC Milan coach for the 2018-2019 season, also on loan. It is the third experience for Bakayoko on loan after last season’s experience with Monaco.

According to local newspapers, Napoli will pay a portion of the player’s annual wage, estimated at 2 million euros,

out of the 3.5 million euros he used to spend with Chelsea annually.

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