Soccer / football transfers
Real Mad. 22.7.14
James Rodriguez signs for Real Madrid
Real Madrid have signed Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, 23, from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said on Tuesday. The World Cup's Golden Boot winner with six goals is Real's second major signing of the transfer window after Germany midfielder Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich. No details of the fee for Rodriguez were disclosed but media reports said it was around €80m.
Stoke City 22.7.14
Stoke City sign Bojan Krkic
Stoke City have announced the signing of the Spanish forward Bojan Krkic from Barcelona on a four-year deal. The 23-year-old scored 27 league goals in more than 100 appearances for Barcelona before joining Roma in 2011. After failing to make a significant impression in the Italian capital he spent a season on loan with Milan before returning to the Camp Nou in the summer of 2013. He was immediately loaned out to Ajax and helped them secure the 2014 Eredivisie title by scoring five goals in 32 games.
Caulker completes transfer to QPR
Queens Park Rangers have made their second signing of the summer transfer window with the capture of defender Steven Caulker from Cardiff City. The 22-year-old, who worked with QPR manager Harry Redknapp when the pair were at Tottenham Hotspur, has signed a four-year contract for a fee of €10.5m. Caulker joins former Manchester United centre-half Rio Ferdinand in moving to Loftus Road this summer as QPR prepare for their return to the Premier League.
West Br. 22.7.14
Wisdom completes loan move to West Brom
Liverpool youngster Andre Wisdom has completed his season-long loan move to West Brom. Wisdom, who spent last season on-loan in the Championship with Derby County, passed a medical this morning and put pen-to-paper on a switch to the Hawthorns. The 21-year-old will fly out today to California to join his new team-mates at the Baggies' pre-season training camp in Sacramento.
Wisdom becomes new manager Alan Irvine's sixth signing since taking over the reigns this summer following the arrivals of Craig Gardner, Joleon Lescott, Chris Baird, Sebastien Pocognoli and Brown Ideye.
Evra completes move to Juventus
Juventus have confirmed the signing of Patrice Evra from Manchester United on a two-year deal for a fee of €1.5m. His move to Italy ends an eight-year tenure at Old Trafford, in which the 33-year-old French defender won 15 trophies, including five Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2008.
Evra nearing Juventus switch
Juventus are closing in on the signing of Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra. The 33-year-old signed a one-year contract extension with United eight weeks ago, but the defender has since been allowed to leave Old Trafford. Evra's move to Turin had been put in doubt following the resignation of manager Antonio Conte, but his replacement Massimiliano Allegri was keen to continue the club's pursuit of the player. Evra joined Man Utd in January 2006 and has won five Premier League titles with the club.
Real Mad. 21.7.14
James Rodriguez spotted at Madrid airport
The media frenzy over the signing of James Rodriguez from Monaco has gone into overdrive after the player was spotting arriving on Sunday at Madrid airport on a flight from Colombia. All sorts of rumours spread social media, with suggestions the player could be presented as early as today. It turned out that the player was on his way to Nice and had a stopover in the Spanish capital, being the gateway between Latin America and Europe, many flights stop in Madrid being going on to other destinations.
Marca and AS are both adamant the player will be a Los Blancos player this week though and will be presented to the fans on Thursday or Friday afternoon.
Wellington Silva joins Almeria on loan
Arsenal winger Wellington Silva has joined Almeria on a season-long loan. The 21-year-old, who joined back in 2010, is still waiting for his Arsenal debut after spells at Levante, Alcoyanom Ponferradina and most recently Murcia, where he made 38 appearances in Spain's second tier. But now he will get the chance to test himself in La Liga after sealing a switch to Almeria.
Paredes joins Roma on loan
Roma have secured the services of Argentina forward Leandro Paredes on a season-long loan. The 20-year-old joined Roma's Serie A rivals Chievo on an 18-month loan deal from Boca Juniors in January but only made one league appearance for the Veronese club. A statement published on Roma's official website revealed the capital club possess an option to sign the attacking midfielder from Boca permanently at the end of the 2014/15.
Morata signs for Juventus
Juventus have completed the signing of striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid. The Serie A champions will pay €20m for the 21-year-old, who has signed a five-year contract. A statement on the Juventus website confirmed the deal and revealed Real have an option to buy back the player in the summers of 2016 or 2017 for a fee of up to €30m.