Deals, Deals Everywhere! Summer 2016 Transfer Roundup

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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The speculation is over, Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be at Manchester United next season. Zlatan likes to do things his own way, this transfer being no exception. Zlatan took to social media to announce he was going to Manchester United prior to completing his physical or even signing with the club. Ibra is a proven winner, winning titles at every club he has ever been with. United got a bonafide star in Zlatan, hopeful he can turn it around for the Red Devils.

Renato Sanches

The 19-year-old has burst onto the scene at Euro 2016, finally providing some support for Portugal, and going all the way to the semifinals. He is now going to Bayern Munich, who always seem to swoop in and snatch the upcoming stars. 35 million euros might turn out to be a steal after seeing his performances this summer.

Andros Townsend

Townsend’s time at Newcastle was short-lived, as they have sold the player for 13 million pounds to Crystal Palace. It is no surprise Townsend wants to stay in the Premier League, but is always a little weird to see a player move so quickly. It is a slight profit for Newcastle, who bought the player for 12 million pounds in January from Tottenham.

Dwight Gayle

Newcastle and Crystal Palace are doing a lot of business, as Gayle moves northward and down a division. 10 million pounds was the price for the 25-year-old striker. Gayle failed to establish himself at Palace, but now has a chance to make his mark at Newcastle.

Mario Lemina

Juventus is the king of Italy right now. They are snatching up talent left and right. Lemina spent last season here on loan, but now makes the move permanent after Juventus triggered the option to buy the player. 9.5 million euros was the price, with Juventus more than happy to snag another young star.

Antonio Rudiger

AS Roma are trying to keep up with Juventus in the youngster arms race, paying 9 million euros to Stuttgart for the 23-year-old centreback. An interesting piece to this move, is that Rudiger tore his ACL in June during a training session for Germany. That likely means he won’t even suit up this season.

Sadio Mane

Jurgen Klopp has gone on a spending spree at Liverpool, with Mane as the headliner for the group. A fee between 34-36 million pounds is being reported as the price, with most lauding the move, saying Mane really fits well into Klopp’s system.

Dani Alves

Another day, another dollar….or another star, whichever you prefer for Juventus. Dani Alves signed on a free transfer, and will wear number 23 in tribute to LeBron James. It has become almost video game-like just how many great players Juventus have signed. Add Dani Alves to the list, and firmly put Juventus back at “giant” status.

 

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About the author: Dominic Habjan

 

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