We start with our Belgians, who visit each other abroad as always. Wout Faes heads to Leicester City and meets Praet, Castagne and Tielemans there – it remained suspiciously quiet around the latter. Aster Vranckx left Wolfsburg and in turn visited our compatriots (De Ketelaere, Origi, Saelemaekers) at AC Milan.
Leander Dendoncker stays in the Premier League and trades his Wolves for Aston Villa. No Belgians there, but a team with a lot of talent and an iconic coach who started the season very difficult.
Still in England, Fulham was one of the more active teams on Deadline Day. Next Layvin Kurzawa they reinforced themselves with willian and Carlos Vinicius. Daniel James (Leeds) would also be on the way but was not announced before midnight. As long as the papers are in order, that’s no problem.
This brings us to the Batsman. Michy Batshuayic was linked to Nottingham Forest during the day. If we are to believe the Fabrizio Romanos of this world, he had already passed his medical tests there, but his papers would not have been delivered to the Premier League in time. So no deal, back to sender.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then returns to London. The ex-Arsenal player leaves Barcelona after half a season and signed a contract with Chelsea for two seasons. The deal was up in the air all deadline day, but didn’t close until very late.
Liverpool still rented Arthur Melo from Juventus, City picked Manuel Akanjic away
at Borussia Dortmund.
There are, of course, other competitions than the Premier League. La Liga for example. There, Sevilla strengthened itself for a year with Kasper Dolberg. In addition, there was also a deal in Valencia: Justin Kluivert, who signed with AS Roma, is hired out to Gennaro Gattuso’s team and thus follows in his father’s footsteps.
AC Milan went to Italy Sergino Desto on loan from Barcelona. Souliho Meite, once a Zulte-Waregem player and good weather maker, moves to the Cremonese of Cyriel Dessers. Inter Milan rents Francesco Acerbic at Lazio.
The German teams already had their sheep on dry land.
In France PSG had work to get rid of some couch heaters. Layvin Kurzawa was allowed to go to Fulham as said, Abdou Diallo went to RB Leipzig and Julian Draxler descends to Benfica. They were all rented out, only Idrissa Gueye was sold and that to Everton. Carlos Soler was taken from Valencia.
We end with barking without biting. Around both Memphis Depay if Bernardo Silva there was a lot to do this summer. Depay had several possible dance partners but decided to stay with Barcelona. That had his sights on Bernardo Silva of Manchester City, but he will also remain in England.