Football transfers: Movers and shakers of the market
The 2018 summer transfer window continues to heat up as superstars make their moves. Several big players have already signed new contracts and now the focus shifts to Cristiano Ronaldo's much hyped move to Serie A champions Juventus. But other clubs are doing business as well and let's have a look at movers and shakers of this market.
Southampton to acquire City keeper Gunn
Southampton have agreed a £13.5 mn deal with Manchester City for their goal-keeper Angus Gunn. As per reports, Saints are expected to pay £10 mn plus £3.5 mn in add-ons. Meanwhile, they are also looking for potential suitors for keeper Forster. Gunn spent last season at Norwich City after graduating from Man City's academy. He is expected to be Southampton's number one next season.
Barcelona sign mid-fielder Arthur
FC Barcelona have signed 21-year-old mid-fielder Arthur from Gremio. The Brazilian mid-fielder signed a six-year deal with La Liga champions. This comes after the club announced that Paulinho has left the Spanish champions to rejoin former club Guangzhou Evergrande. Barca have set a £355 mm buyout clause for Arthur. He was signed for £35.5 mn and will join the squad immediately.
Barca's new signing
Arsenal remain busy in transfer window
After having already signed three players, Arsenal are looking to add more firepower and are close to sealing two new deals. As per reports, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi are set to complete their Arsenal medicals this week. Arsenal are believed to be paying £26 mn for Torreira and £8 mn for Guendouzi. These players would join Arsenal from Sampdoria and Lorient respectively.
Real, Juve close to agreeing on Ronaldo
Real Madrid and Juventus are expected to iron out major points regarding Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer in the next 48 hours, as per reports. Juventus have already proposed a club-record £88 mn deal and Real are expected to take a final decision. Ronaldo is Madrid's top goal-scorer with 450 to his name. He is likely to join Juventus after spending 9 years at Real.