French Ligue 1 transfers in 2017/18 season

Latest transfers

Bertrand TraoreLyonJun '1710
Cedric YambereDijon-
Enzo CrivelliAngers-
Alexandre MendyBordeaux0.6
Bryan PeleTroyes-
Oswaldo VizcarrondoTroyes-
Abdoul CamaraGuingamp-
Nicolas PepeLille10
Mathieu DeplagneTroyes-
Valere GermainMarseille8

The most expensive transfers

Youri TielemansMonacoJun '1725
Luiz AraujoLille10.5
Bertrand TraoreLyon10
Nicolas PepeLille10
Valere GermainMarseille8

Summer transfers in French Ligue 1


Forward Enzo Crivelli from Bordeaux; Belgian forward Baptiste Guillaume from Lille.

€ 4.1m


Forward Alexandre Mendy from Guingamp for a fee of 0.6m; Danish midfielder Lukas Lerager from Zulte Waregem for a fee of 3.5m; Goalkeeper Benoit Costil on a free transfer from Rennes.

€ 1.5m


Belgian midfielder Stef Peeters from Sint Truiden for a fee of 1.5m.


Central African defender Cedric Yambere from Bordeaux; Midfielder Eden Massouema from Paris.


Guinean midfielder Abdoul Camara on a free transfer from Derby County; Cameroonian defender Felix Eboa Eboa from Paris Saint-Germain; Portuguese defender Pedro Rebocho from Moreirense; South African midfielder Lebogang Phiri on a free transfer from Brondby.

€ 20.5m


Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe from Angers for a fee of 10m; Brazilian midfielder Luiz Araujo from Sao Paulo for a fee of 10.5m; Burkina Faso goalkeeper Herve Kouakou Koffi from Mimosas.

€ 14.5m


Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore from Chelsea for a fee of 10m; Brazilian defender Marcal from Benfica for a fee of 4.5m.

€ 8m


Forward Valere Germain from Monaco for a fee of 8m.


Defender Moussa Niakhate from Valenciennes; Gambian midfielder Ablie Jallow from Generation Foot; Senegalese forward Ibrahima Niane from Generation Foot.

€ 36m


Spanish midfielder Jordi Mboula from Barcelona Juvenil for a fee of 3m; Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio from Wolfsburg; Midfielder Soualiho Meite from Zulte Waregem for a fee of 8m; Defender Jordy Gaspar on a free transfer from Lyon; Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans from Anderlecht for a fee of 25m.


Defender Ruben Aguilar on a free transfer from Auxerre.


Belgian midfielder Kayembe from Porto.

€ 0.8m


Midfielder Pierre Lees Melou from Dijon; Midfielder Adrien Tameze from Valenciennes for a fee of 0.8m; Midfielder Jean-Victor Makengo from Caen.

€ 9.4m


Forward Jordan Tell on a free transfer from Caen; Midfielder Benjamin Bourigeaud from Lens; Defender Faitout Maouassa from Nancy-Lorraine for a fee of 7m; Malian defender Hamari Traore from Reims for a fee of 2.4m.


Defender Pablo Martinez from Angers; Defender Kenny Lala on a free transfer from Lens.


Cape Verde defender Steven Fortes on a free transfer from Le Havre.


Midfielder Bryan Pele on a free transfer from Brest; Venezuelan defender Oswaldo Vizcarrondo from Nantes; Defender Mathieu Deplagne from Montpellier.

Winter transfers


Senegalese defender Issa Cissokho on a free transfer from Genoa; Ivorian defender Abdoulaye Bamba on a free transfer.


Defender Nicolas Saint-Ruf from Montpellier; Congolese midfielder Prince Oniangue on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers; Defender Lindsay Rose on loan from Lorient.

€ 3m


Serbian defender Vukasin Jovanovic on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg; Senegalese midfielder Younousse Sankhare from Lille for a fee of 3m; Argentinian midfielder Daniel Mancini from Newell's Old Boys.


Defender Frederic Guilbert on loan from Bordeaux.


South Korean midfielder Chang-Hoon Kwon from Suwon Bluewings.


Midfielder Mathieu Bodmer on a free transfer from Nice.

€ 9.5m


Dutch midfielder Anwar El Ghazi from Ajax Amsterdam for a fee of 7m; Midfielder Fares Bahlouli from Monaco; Brazilian defender Gabriel from Avai; Dutch midfielder Ricardo Kishna on loan from Lazio; Portuguese midfielder Xeka on loan from Braga; Paraguayan defender Junior Alonso from Cerro Porteno for a fee of 2.5m.

€ 3m


Defender Mathieu Peybernes from Bastia for a fee of 2m; Ghanaian midfielder Alhassan Wakaso from Rio Ave for a fee of 1m.

€ 16m


Dutch midfielder Memphis Depay from Manchester United for a fee of 16m.

€ 38.3m


Midfielder Gregory Sertic from Bordeaux; Midfielder Dimitri Payet from West Ham United for a fee of 29.3m; Defender Patrice Evra on a free transfer from Juventus; Midfielder Morgan Sanson from Montpellier for a fee of 9m.


Senegalese defender Fallou Diagne on loan from Werder Bremen; Malian forward Cheick Diabate on loan from Osmanlispor.

€ 8.5m


Brazilian defender Jorge from Regatas for a fee of 8.5m.

€ 3m


Belgian midfielder Isaac Mbenza from Standard Liege; South African midfielder Keagan Dolly from Mamelodi Sundowns; Czech defender Lukas Pokorny from Slovan Liberec for a fee of 1.5m; Midfielder Jonathan Ikone on loan from PSG; Defender Nordi Mukiele from Laval for a fee of 1.5m; DR Congo defender Cedric Mongongu on a free transfer.


Burkinese Faso midfielder Prejuce Nakoulma on a free transfer; Portuguese midfielder Sergio Oliveira on loan from Porto; Colombian midfielder Felipe Pardo on loan from Olympiacos.

€ 1.5m


Tunisian midfielder Bassem Srarfi from Africain Tunis for a fee of 1.5m; Moroccan midfielder Mounir Obbadi on a free transfer from Lille.

€ 70m

Paris SG

Portuguese forward Goncalo Guedes from Benfica for a fee of 30m; German midfielder Julian Draxler from Wolfsburg for a fee of 40m.


Midfielder Morgan Amalfitano on a free transfer from Lille; DR Congo midfielder Ndombe Mubele from Al-Ahli Sports; Algerian goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi from Antalyaspor; Forward Aldo Kalulu on loan from Lyon.

St. Etienne

Portuguese midfielder Jorge Intima from Arouca; Midfielder Anthony Mounier on loan from Bologna.


Forward Andy Delort from Tigres; Forward Corentin Jean on loan from Monaco.

News - transfers

Lyon 27.6.17
Lyon sign Bertrand Traore

Lyon have confirmed the signing of Bertrand Traore from Chelsea on a five-year contract. The French club announced the signing on Twitter: "It is official: Bertrand Traore is Lyonnais! A transfer for €10m and a five-year contract." The 21-year-old striker spent last season on loan at Ajax, scoring nine goals in 24 Eredivisie appearances as the club finished runners-up to Feyenoord.

Marseille 26.6.17
Germain completes Marseille switch

Marseille have completed the signing of Monaco forward Valere Germain on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old passed a medical to become Marseille's first summer signing. He has spent the majority of his career with Monaco, but had a brief spell on loan at Nice in 2015/2016. Germain scored 49 goals in 200 league appearances for Monaco.

Bordeaux 26.6.17
Bordeaux sign striker Mendy

Bordeaux have reached an agreement with Guingamp over the signing of striker Alexandre Mendy. The 24-year-old started his youth career with Nice, and made his senior debut in 2013. He went on to make 18 appearances for them, and in between spent loan spells at Strasbourg and Nimes. He joined Guingamp last season, and scored three goals for them in 22 appearances, of which 17 have come from the bench.

Guingamp 25.6.17
Guingamp sign Camara

Guinea international Abdoul Camara has joined Guingamp on a two-year deal, a day after parting company with English club Derby County. The 27-year-old winger, who joined the English Championship side from French Ligue 1 team Angers in January 2016, had his Rams contract cancelled by mutual consent on Thursday. Camara played 26 games and scored just once during his time at Derby. The much-travelled and vastly-experienced Camara has previously played for French outfits Rennes and Sochaux, Greek club PAOK and Spanish side Mallorca.

Monaco 22.6.17
Monaco complete signing of Jordi Mboula

Monaco have completed the signing of wonderkid Jordi Mboula on a five-year deal from Barcelona. The 18-year-old has swapped the famed Barcelona academy for the challenge of Ligue 1 football. Mboula was expected to sign a new deal with the Catalan giants but has instead joined Monaco in a €3m move. The youngster, who has represented Spain at various age levels, has garnered plenty of attention and praise after scoring some stunning goals.

Monaco 17.6.17
Monaco sign Meite

Monaco have announced the signing of midfielder Soualiho Meite from Lille. The 23-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Belgian club Zulte Waregem, has agreed a five-year deal. Meite helped Zulte Waregem lift the Belgian Cup at the end of the campaign and is looking forward to the prospect of playing for the defending French champions.

Monaco 16.6.17
Benaglio, Gaspar join Monaco

Monaco have secured the services of Swiss goalkeeper Diego Benaglio after his long association with Wolfsburg ended. The 33-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the Ligue 1 champions. The former Switzerland goalkeeper, who retired from international football in 2014, will compete with Danijel Subasic and Morgan De Sanctis for the number one shirt. Benaglio made 14 league appearances last season.

Jordy Gaspar has signed a three-year deal with Ligue 1 champions Monaco. The 20-year-old defender, a France Under-20 international, made just three appearances for Lyon last season. Gaspar joined Lyon's youth ranks in 2008 and spent three campaigns with the B team before stepping up last season. Gaspar's departure follows news that Lyon have signed Brazilian left-back Fernando Marcal from Benfica.

Lyon 15.6.17
Fernando Marcal joins Lyon

Lyon have signed full-back Fernando Marcal from Benfica for €4.5 million. The 28-year-old caught the eye on loan to Lyon's French top-flight rivals Guingamp last season, registering seven assists in 31 league games for the Breton club. The Brazilian, who came through Gremio's youth academy, has signed a four-year deal with the seven-time French champions.

Monaco 2.6.17
Falcao signs new deal

Radamel Falcao has signed a new three-year contract extension at Monaco - committing himself to the club until 2020. After disappointing loan spells at Manchester United and Chelsea, Falcao has now rediscovered his best form and last season enjoyed his most prolific campaign since his departure from Atletico Madrid as Monaco claimed the Ligue 1 title. The 31-year-old striker scored 30 goals in all competitions as Leonardo Jardim's side ended Paris Saint-Germain's four-year dominance of French football while also reaching the last four of the Champions League.

Monaco 25.5.17
Monaco sign Tielemans

Monaco have signed Belgium's young player of the year Youri Tielemans from Anderlecht for a reported 25m euros. The midfielder, 20, agreed to a five-year deal with the French champions. He scored 13 league goals for Anderlecht last season to help them win the Belgian title.

"Monaco is a club with an ambitious project, recognised on the European stage, and which relies on young players," Tielemans said. "I am very happy to be here. I will now do everything possible to progress here and repay the confidence the club have shown in me."

Monaco 31.1.17
Jorge moves to Monaco

Monaco have signed Jorge on a five-year deal that will tie the Brazilian defender to the club until June 2021. After making his debut in futsal with Vasco de Gama, Rio-born Jorge moved to Flamengo, where he came through the academy system. Having made regular appearances for his country at youth level, he was part of the Brazil team that made it to the final of the U20 World Championships in New Zealand in 2015. Jorge made more than 80 appearances for Flamengo, and has one senior international cap for Brazil.

Lille 31.1.17
Lille sign El Ghazi

Lille has made its first signing of the January transfer window by bringing Dutch striker Anwar El Ghazi on a 4 1/2-year deal on deadline day. El Ghazi, who can either play in a lone striker's role or wide, joined from Ajax. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but sports daily L'Equipe said El Ghazi was bought for a fee of €7 million.

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