European Championship Transfer Rumors and Confirmed Transfers in Football

European Championship Transfer Rumors and Confirmed Transfers in Football

The transfer phase for the European Championship summer is underway and the first stars already have new clubs. You can find rumors and confirmed transfers from the world of football here.

The most important things at a glance

The season has barely ended and the transfer carousel is picking up speed. The biggest move: French star Kylian Mbappé is leaving Paris Saint-Germain and will play for Champions League winners Real Madrid from next season. But it won’t be the only top transfer of the summer.

Important for all Bundesliga fans: German clubs can sign new players until September 2, 2024.

Bayer Leverkusen has signed Spanish midfielder Aleix Garcia from FC Girona. As the new German champions and cup winners announced on Thursday, the 26-year-old has signed a contract until 2029. A transfer fee of an estimated 18 million euros is being discussed.

Garcia played in almost all of Girona FC’s league games last season and scored three goals. The Catalans surprisingly finished third and qualified for the Champions League.

“Aleix Garcia is a player with excellent strategic skills, he is extremely accurate with his passing and operates from the number six position with great vision,” said Leverkusen’s sporting director Simon Rolfes. “Aleix has leadership qualities that will be very valuable to us in the coming years. We are happy that we were able to sign him, he is an important factor in the realization of our ambitious goals.”

RB Leipzig has signed Schalke’s top talent Assan Ouédraogo on a long-term contract. The Bundesliga club from Saxony announced this. The 18-year-old has a contract until the end of June 2029 and reportedly costs ten million euros in base transfer fees. Ouédraogo is Leipzig’s second summer transfer after Belgian goalkeeper Maarten Vandevoordt.

Ouédraogo was actually still tied to FC Schalke 04 until 2027. However, the U17 world and European champion could be bought out of his contract due to a clause valid until mid-June.

Last season, the midfield talent only played 17 second division games for Schalke due to injuries. Ouédraogo originally wanted to move to FC Bayern Munich, but the transfer fell through at the beginning of the month. The record champions did not want to handle the entire financial package.

1. FC Union Berlin will rely on the qualities of Croatian striker Ivan Prtajin in the future. The 28-year-old is moving from SV Wehen-Wiesbaden to Wuhlheide. “With Ivan we are getting a highly sought-after striker with a strong header, a robust and strong runner. He wants to and will prove himself in the Bundesliga and will be good for our goal-scoring ability and flexibility in attack,” said Union’s managing director Oliver Ruhnert. No details were given about the duration of the contract.

Prtajin, who made a significant contribution to Wiesbaden’s promotion to the second division in the 2022/2023 season with 22 goals in 27 games, was unable to prevent SVWW’s relegation to the third division with his goal in the relegation second leg against Jahn Regensburg. Now he is taking on a new challenge. He has realized “that this move is the right path for me.”

Coach of Bundesliga newcomer likely to move to England

Fabian Hürzeler has managed to get FC St. Pauli promoted to the Bundesliga. However, everything currently looks like the 31-year-old coach will leave the local club and move to England. As Sky now reports, an agreement between Brighton & Hove Albion and St. Pauli is getting closer and closer.

There have been “positive developments” in the negotiations about the transfer fee. Hürzeler is said to have already “completely agreed” with the Premier League club.

A good three weeks after his last game as coach of Liverpool FC, there is new speculation about Jürgen Klopp’s professional future. According to a report in the “Salzburger Nachrichten” on Wednesday, the 56-year-old could become head of football at Red Bull. Klopp’s agent Marc Kosicke firmly rejected the speculation. “Total nonsense. There’s nothing to it,” Kosicke told the TV channel Sky.

The Austrian newspaper cited “several independent sources” according to which the successful coach could become “Head of Global Soccer” in the football department of the beverage company. However, according to the “Salzburger Nachrichten”, Red Bull has already denied hiring Klopp.

2024-06-13 18:37:23
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