Mercato: Man United, Chelsea Barça, PSG … the main actions of the last day
The winter transfer window in Europe officially closed at midnight on January 31. On this final day of the transfer market, some big names from the old continent found time to complete a few transactions in terms of arrivals and departures.
We start the European tour of the last transfers of this winter transfer window with the Premier League, Manchester United. Following Christian Eriksen’s long-term injury (at least three months out), the Red Devils are urgently looking for a new midfielder and have set their sights on Marcel Sabtsizer.
With little playing time at Bayern Munich, the Austrian midfielder joins the Mancunians on loan until the end of the season. “Manchester United are delighted to confirm that Marcel Sabitzer has joined the club on loan from Bayern Munich until June 2023. The Austrian midfielder has made 443 career club appearances in Europe, including 54 since joining the club. He moved to Bayern Munich in August 2021.“, announced the club coached by Eric ten Haag.
Chelsea offer Enzo Fernandez, Nottingham Forest attracts Navas
Still in England, Chelsea have made a huge splash on this final day of the winter transfer window by securing the signing of Enzo Fernandez. He decided to join the 2022 world champion Blues with Argentina, one of the biggest in Europe. It was his former club Benfica that announced the amount of the transaction amounting to 121 million euros. According to the English press, the young English midfielder must sign an 8-and-a-half-year contract with the London club, which is very active in this transfer period.
Let’s conclude this tour of England with the transfer of Keylor Navas to Nottingham Forest. Completely demoted in the PSG goalkeeping hierarchy since Christophe Galtier’s arrival on the bench, the Costa Rican goalkeeper has opted to restart his current 13th in the Premier League. “Nottingham Forest are delighted to announce the signing of Keylor Navas from Paris Saint-Germain. The goalkeeper has signed a loan for the rest of the 2022/23 season“, – said the British club. Pay attention to the arrival of Pedro Porro to “Tottenham”.
“Barca” is decreasing, “Atletico” is getting stronger
FC Barcelona, who have been quite reserved in this winter’s transfer window, did not recruit, but parted with one of their unwanted ones. Come last summer, Hector Bellerin would only make three minor La Liga appearances with the Blaugrana before the move. He was sold to “Sporting” of Portugal. “FC Barcelona and Sporting Clube de Portugal have agreed on the transfer of Hector Bellerin. FC Barcelona expresses its sincere gratitude to Bellerin for his loyalty and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future.“, announced the Catalan club.
In turn, Atletico Madrid decided to attract one last reinforcement. Colchoneros signed a contract with defender Matt Doherty from “Tottenham” for the next 6 months. “Matthew James Doherty (January 16, 1992, Dublin) is a new player for Atletico Madrid. The Irish side arrive on a free and sign until the end of the season after terminating their contract with Tottenham Hotspur. The footballer will be presented this Wednesday, February 1 at the Cívitas Metropolitano auditorium at 1:30 p.m.“, shows the Spanish club’s press release to announce the news.
It should be noted that Real Madrid, the other cador of La Liga, will not make any moves in the direction of departures or arrivals during this transfer window.
PSG, big defeat
After a deadly lull throughout January, PSG woke up in the final hours of the transfer window and tried to make some attractive moves. In addition to the defender Skriniar, whose talks with “Inter” are expected to progress, the Paris club has put forward its pawns to take Hakim Ziyech on loan. Unfortunately, no player finally came.
First, his club Milan finally decided to stop negotiations due to the low transfer price offered by the team led by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. In the case of Hakim Ziyech, everything was closed, but Chelsea sent the documents too late, not allowing the French League to approve the transaction. But according to the latest information from L’Équipe, the LFP’s legal commission will meet this Wednesday morning to discuss the approval of Morocco’s loan. Therefore, PSG maintains a slim hope in this file.