Deadline Day is Upon Us: Summer 2015 Transfer Roundup

Deals Everywhere

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez

It was a shared look between Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs during United’s Champions League qualifier that signaled the end of the Mexican’s time at Old Trafford. A slip on a penalty, and Chicharito was all but gone. Well, it almost took to the deadline to strike a deal, but Bayer Leverkusen jumped at the opportunity to snatch up the striker for 7 million pounds. Perhaps the Bundesliga will be the jumpstart to his career.

Adnan Januzaj

Januzaj signs with Dortmund on loan

Image: Alexandre Simoes

I must admit, this move was a bit of a shock. Even though it is only a loan, Januzaj moving was a real surprise. United were already low on strikers, and now they let two go. Granted, Januzaj isn’t an outright striker, but he has played the position for United. Dortmund pick up the young starlet for the season, perhaps to make a real title challenge. Very interested to see how Januzaj responds and performs this season.

Dante

Really surprised to see Bayern Munich let Dante go to Wolfsburg for only 4.5 million euros. Wolfsburg were a big story throughout the deadline, with multiple players coming and going. Dante will bring a veteran presence to the back line, and valuable experience in what might be the most exciting title race in a long time.

Kevin De Bruyne

Wolfsburg's De Bruyne

Well, here goes his second crack at the Premier League. Manchester City paid 54 million pounds for the winger, an offer Wolfsburg couldn’t turn down. They made quite a profit on the player, while also getting some excellent contributions from him. It will be interesting to see how he performs at City, but this is a home run sell for Wolfsburg.

Julian Draxler

Wolfsburg have had interest in Draxler for awhile now, but the De Bruyne sale made it all possible. The extra cash allowed Wolfsburg to give Schalke a record 25.5 million pounds for the young German. He is a winger, and a very admirable replacement for De Bruyne. They beat out Juventus, who have also been interested in the player. The 21-year-old will look to continue his impressive career in the Bundesliga.

Hachim Mastour

This wunderkind is moving on loan from AC Milan to Malaga CF on a two-season deal. Born in Italy, Mastour has recently switched his international allegiance to Morocco. He debuted for Morocco in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying this summer, becoming the nation’s youngest debutant. He hasn’t had much senior team recognition, but his claim to fame so far is a Red Bull video in which he had a freestyle dribbling competition against Neymar. Now he will ply his trade in Spain for the next two seasons.

David De Gea

Psych! Finger pointing is at an all-time high today as the move fell through at the deadline. Real Madrid are blaming paperwork issues on Manchester United, while the latter denies. Keylor Navas and around 35 million pounds were said to be the agreed deal, but the paperwork was not finalized before Spain’s midnight deadline last night.

Loans Still Available

DeAndre Yedlin

DeAndre Yedlin on Tottenham Spurs

A move to another league hasn’t happened, but a move within England is still an option for a loan. It would be a bit of a waste to see Yedlin stuck in the reserve side at Tottenham. Norwich City was interested earlier in the window, but recent news had Sunderland being the landing spot. It is rumored to be a season-long deal, which will be great for Yedlin to get Premier League experience.

Emerson Hyndman

The Fulham youngster is in the midst of a contract dispute. He was a squad player for Fulham last season, coming up through their youth academy. He spent the summer captaining the U-20 side for the US at the World Cup. His contract is up at the end of the year, leading to the dispute. He has been frozen out of the first team thus far this season. Perhaps we see him move on a loan until the contract dispute comes to a conclusion, or perhaps he will wait it out and move in the summer for free.

 

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About the author: Dominic Habjan

 

I am a contributor to SoccerPro’s blogs, and truly enjoy writing about the World’s Game. I support Sporting KC, US National Team, and Slovenian National Team. I follow the Premier League but don’t necessarily have a favorite club. I am an avid sports fan, but prefer college to professional leagues in every sport with exception to soccer. I love the Mizzou Tigers, KC Royals, and KC Chiefs. Outside sports I enjoy movies, music, and musical theatre.

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