Closing of signings market 2017-2018

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

After the 1st of September, the term of players transfers market of 2017 will be closed, it is necessary to make a balance and summarize of transition of more outstanding players and teams.

If we discuss La Liga, obviously we have to mention the name most sounded during this summer, Neymar JR, who after starring in a real soap opera in which for some moments it seemed that his continuity in the Barça club was assured, and after then,  he has left Barcelona to play in Paris Saint Germain. The board of PSG decided to pay the termination clause of 220 million for the player, making it the most expensive signing in history.

To replace Neymar, the azulgrana technical staff had to look for a man with guarantees that could make forget absence of the Brazilian player for all the Catalans, something really complicated. 

After contemplating different possibilities, the Barça opted for the young French player Ousmane Dembélé, paying for him 105 million plus 40 of variables. An excellent player from Borussia Dortmund who qualifies to take the place of Neymar, although taking into account that exactly one year ago Dortmund signed for 15 million, it seems excessive price which FC Barcelona paid for him. Only time will tell us if the player really is worth so much to be the most expensive signing in the history of the club. In the Catalan team also highlights the inclusion of midfielder Paulinho from the Chinese Guangzhou (40 million), Semedo, right-back from Benfica (30 million) and the ex-conglomerate Gerard Deulofeu from Everton (12 million).

Real Madrid meanwhile, after winning La Liga and the Champions League and taking into account the good moment in the last season, the team has not needed to be strengthened as much as previous years in which the white team was the main protagonist of a market full of millionaire transfers. This year has joined Flamengo Vinicius (45 million) to Ceballos from  Betis (16.5 million) and Theo Hernández from Atletico Madrid (26 million). Young hopefuls which will serve to complete the wardrobe and are a clear commitment to the future.

In the rest of La Liga teams, Zaza's inclusion in Valencia, moves from Juventus (18 million), Muriel de la Sampdoria and Nolito from Manchester City (20 and 9 million respectively) to join the ranks of Sevilla, Emre Mor to Celta, for 

whom  the club has paid 13 million to Dortmund, and finally Enes Ünal of Manchester City and Semedo from Sporting Lisbon who moved  to Villarreal for 14 million each.

Referring to the rest of the signings of the continent, apart from the already mentioned astronomical signing of Neymar by the PSG, it is also necessary to name Mbappé, for which the Parisian team has paid 180 million to Monaco. Thus, Paris Saint Germain has "busted" the market of signings making the two most expensive incorporation in history and causing a worrisome increase of the market price and also failing the financial Fair Play.

Finally, the most important signings of the rest of European teams have been: James to Bayern Munich, Yarmolenko to Borussia Dortmund, Dani Alves to PSG, Sneijder to Nice, Kolarov to Roma, Biglia and Bonucci to Milan, Wayne Rooney to Everton and Lacazette to Arsenal.