The 2022 summer transfer window saw many blockbuster transfer activities. Dollars were splashed, and records were shattered. However, the excitement of deadline transfer is something else.
History showed that numerous crucial movements were done at the last minute and those players changed the fate of the club permanently. For instance, Sir Alex signed Rooney on the last day and paid Everton a record amount of fee for a teenager nevertheless the former English Captain justified his value completely. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the significant such activities that occurred on Thursday.
Aubameyang to Chelsea:
Chelsea was relentless to find a lethal attacker for their squad and talks were ongoing between Barcelona and the North London club for a certain amount of time nonetheless both parties failed to reach an agreement.
Barca wanted Alonso from Chelsea but they wanted to negotiate a different deal for the Spanish left-back. At the eleventh hour, Chelsea proposed an offer for the Gabonese striker. Their proposal was €14m plus Alonso in exchange for Aubameyang. The Catalan club found that deal a perfect one. Therefore, they bid adieu to the striker and welcomed Alonso.
Sergino Dest to AC Milan:
Barcelona had a great transfer window so far. They welcomed a host of players including many defensive players in Jules kounde, and Andreas Christensen. Therefore, they opted to clear up some faces. The American wingback was reluctant to leave the club. On the contrary, Xavi was not satisfied with his performance. Dest was in talk with United but AC Milan emerged out of nowhere and signed Dest for a One-year loan deal which could be permanent if the Italian club wanted to. There is a €20m buy clause in the deal. For now, it’s a win-win situation for all parties.
Denis Jakaria to Chelsea:
Chelsea forked out a lot this summer and seemed like they are not fully appeased with the business they have done. On the deadline day, they signed Juventus’s Jakaria for a season-long loan with an option to buy by spending €30m which is not obligatory.
Hector Bellerin to Barcelona:
Bellerin was an academy graduate of Barcelona’s famous La Masia. However, his dream of playing for his boyhood club remained untouched as he left the club in his early life. But now, he has the chance to fulfil his desire as he terminated his contract with Arsenal and Barcelona signed him for free.
Arthur Melo to Liverpool:
Liverpool had a decent business this time as they bought Darwin Nunez, Favio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay. Kloop declared that they had no intention to buy any more players. However, the injury-plagued squad made them look to the market as they felt thin in the midfield position. They secured the signing of Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo from Juventus for a one-year loan deal before the shutting of the transfer activity.