Football : French Ligue 1 transfers in 2016/2017 season

Latest transfers in French Ligue 1

Jun 16Nicolas N'KoulouLyon 
Jun 16Afonso FigueiredoRennes0.3
Jun 16Florent MolletMetz 
Jun 16Sergey ChernikNancy 
Jun 16Arnold Bouka MoutouDijon0.4
Jun 16Fouad ChafikDijon 
Jun 16Yoane WissaAngers 
Jun 16Miguel VelosoMonaco 
Jun 16Youssef Ait BennasserMonaco3
Jun 16Karl-Johan JohnssonGuingamp 

The most expensive transfers

Jun 16Benjamin MendyMonaco13
Jun 16Bryan DaboSt. Etienne4
Jun 16Youssef Ait BennasserMonaco3
Jun 16Christopher JullienToulouse2.8
Jun 16Diego CarlosNantes2

Summer transfers in French Ligue 1

€ 1m


Forward Yoane Wissa on a free transfer from Chateauroux; Midfielder Baptiste Santamaria from Tours; Senegalese forward Famara Diedhiou from Clermont Foot; Defender Pablo Martinez on a free transfer from Ajaccio; Cameroonian forward Karl Toko Ekambi from Sochaux for a fee of 1m; Croatian defender Mateo Pavlovic on a free transfer from Werder Bremen; Midfielder Flavien Tait on a free transfer from Chateauroux.


Midfielder Steed Malbranque on a free transfer from Lyon; Defender Mouhamadou Dabo on a free transfer from Troyes.

€ 0.4m


Congolese defender Arnold Bouka Moutou from Angers for a fee of 0.4m; Moroccan defender Fouad Chafik from Laval; Goalkeeper Benjamin Leroy from Evian; Defender Valentin Rosier on a free transfer from Rodez Aveyron; Midfielder Guillaume Sarrabayrouse on a free transfer from Colomiers; Defender Yunis Abdelhamid on a free transfer from Valenciennes.


Swedish goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson from Randers; Forward Alexandre Mendy on a free transfer from Nice; Midfielder Etienne Didot from Toulouse; Midfielder Lucas Deaux from Gent.


Goalkeeper Paul Delecroix on a free transfer from Chamois Niort.


Cameroonian defender Nicolas N'Koulou on a free transfer from Marseille; Polish midfielder Maciej Rybus on a free transfer from Terek Grozny.

€ 1m


Cameroonian defender Henri Bedimo on a free transfer from Lyon; Japanese defender Hiroki Sakai on a free transfer from Hannover; Tunisian midfielder Saif-Eddine Khaoui from Tours for a fee of 1m.


Midfielder Florent Mollet from Creteil-Lusitanos; Defender Simon Falette from Brest; Turkish forward Mevlut Erdinc on loan from Hannover; Midfielder Opa Nguette on a free transfer from Valenciennes; Midfielder Yann Jouffre on a free transfer from Lorient; Defender Franck Signorino on a free transfer from Reims.

€ 16m


Portuguese midfielder Miguel Veloso on a free transfer from Dynamo Kyiv; Moroccan midfielder Youssef Ait Bennasser from Nancy-Lorraine for a fee of 3m; Defender Benjamin Mendy from Marseille for a fee of 13m.


Belarussian goalkeeper Sergey Chernik from BATE Borisov; Ivorian midfielder Serge N'Guessan from Djekanou.

€ 2m


Swedish midfielder Alexander Kacaniklic on a free transfer from Fulham; Danish midfielder Nicolaj Thomsen from Aalborg; Brazilian defender Diego Carlos from Estoril for a fee of 2m.

€ 0.3m


Portuguese defender Afonso Figueiredo from Boavista for a fee of 0.3m; Midfielder Clement Chantome on a free transfer from Bordeaux; Midfielder Anthony Ribelin on a free transfer from Montpellier; Goalkeeper Paul Nardi on loan from Monaco.

€ 4m

St. Etienne

Midfielder Bryan Dabo from Montpellier for a fee of 4m.

€ 3.5m


Midfielder Jessy Pi from Monaco for a fee of 0.7m; Defender Christopher Jullien from Freiburg for a fee of 2.8m.

Winter transfers


Tunisian midfielder Amine Chermiti from Zurich.


Moroccan forward Younes Bnou Marzouk on loan from Juventus; Midfielder Gregory Bourillon on a free transfer from Reims; Algerian midfielder Said Benrahma on loan from Nice; Serbian goalkeeper Denis Petric from Troyes; Argentinian midfielder Diego Gomez on a free transfer; Guine forward Mohamed Yattara on loan from Standard Liege.

€ 8m


Brazilian midfielder Malcom from Corinthians for a fee of 5m; Defender Mathieu Debuchy on loan from Arsenal; Goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni on loan from Troyes; Uruguayan midfielder Mauro Arambarri from Defensor Sporting for a fee of 3m.

€ 0.5m


Ivorian midfielder Christian Kouakou from Tours for a fee of 0.5m; Ivorian midfielder Ismael Diomande on loan from Saint-Etienne.


Turkish forward Mevlut Erdinc on loan from Hannover; Defender Jonathan Martins Pereira on a free transfer from Troyes.


Portuguese forward Eder on loan from Swansea City; Midfielder Morgan Amalfitano on a free transfer; Portuguese midfielder Rony Lopes on loan from Monaco.

€ 1.8m


Midfielder Jimmy Cabot from Troyes for a fee of 1.8m; Defender Lindsay Rose on loan from Lyon; Gabonese defender Yrondu Musavu-King on loan from Granada.


Scottish forward Steven Fletcher on loan from Sunderland; Midfielder Florian Thauvin on loan from Newcastle United.

€ 12.5m


Brazilian defender Jemerson from Atletico Mineiro for a fee of 11m; Brazilian forward Vagner Love from Corinthians for a fee of 1.5m.


Cameroonian defender Macky Bagnack on a free transfer from Barcelona; Belgian midfielder Guillaume Gillet from Anderlecht.

€ 1m


Midfielder Remi Walter from Nancy-Lorraine for a fee of 1m.


Moroccan defender Abdelhamid El Kaoutari on loan from Palermo; Goalkeeper Johann Carrasso from Metz; Guinean midfielder Lass Bangoura on loan from Rayo Vallecano; Congolese forward Thievy Bifouma on loan from Granada.


South African forward Kermit Erasmus from Orlando Pirates; Midfielder Ousmane Dembele from Rennes.

€ 7.7m

St. Etienne

Norwegian midfielder Ole Selnaes from Rosenborg for a fee of 3.2m; Defender Franck Tabanou on loan from Swansea City; Moroccan midfielder Oussama Tannane from Heracles for a fee of 2.5m; Norwegian forward Alexander Soderlund from Rosenborg for a fee of 2m.


Defender Mouhamadou Dabo on a free transfer.

news: transfers

Monaco 25.6.16
Bennasser joins Monaco

Monaco have signed midfielder Youssef Ait Bennasser. After a solid first season at professional level with Nancy, where he helped the club achieve promotion to Ligue 1, the 19-year-old has committed to Monaco for the next five years. "Youssef had a standout season at Nancy and is one of the most promising talents in the French league in his position," said CEO Vadim Vasilyev. "He has arrived for the long term, and we have high hopes for him in the future."

St.Etienne 25.6.16
St. Etienne sign Bryan Dabo

Saint Etienne have signed midfielder Bryan Dabo on a four-year contract. The 24-year-old makes the switch after nine years at Montpellier, where he came through the ranks. No terms of the deal were announced, but Dabo said on the St Etienne website: "Last season I could have left Montpellier for free, but I found that was not the honourable way to leave my first club so I decided to stay another year. The president of Montpellier made a commitment to me and he kept his word."

Marseille 24.6.16
Marseille sign Bedimo and Sakai

Marseille have signed full-backs Henri Bedimo and Hiroki Sakai. A 32-year-old left-back, Bedimo had played for seven other Frenchs clubs, including Lens, Montpellier and Lyon, where he played last season. Sakai, a 26-year-old right-back, began his career at Kashiwa Reysol before moving to Hannover in 2012. The Japan international has played 27 times for his country thus far.

Rennes 23.6.16
Chantome joins Rennes

Rennes have signed midfielder Clement Chantome from Bordeaux. The 28-year-old has signed a three-year contract at Roazhon Park. Chantome told Rennes' official website: "I was convinced by what [head coach] Christian Gourcuff had to say. I'm looking forward to working with him. I had a difficult season at Bordeaux. I had the playing time and the confidence of the staff but I feel my performances did not meet my own expectations."

Monaco 22.6.16
Monaco sign Mendy from Marseille

France under-21 international Benjamin Mendy has joined Monaco from Ligue 1 rivals Marseille. Mendy, who started his career at Le Havre, has signed a five-year deal. The 21-year-old left-back made more than 80 appearances during his three years with Marseille and experienced Champions League and Europa League football at the Stade Velodrome. He has represented his country at every level of youth football.

Lille 24.5.16
Eder completes permanent move to Lille

Lille have completed the permanent signing of Swansea striker Eder on a four-year contract following the Portugal international's successful loan spell with the Ligue 1 club. The 28-year-old, who moved to France in the January transfer window just six months after arriving from Braga, scored six goals in 13 matches while on loan. Eder failed to score in 13 appearances for Swansea, only two of which were Premier League starts.

Marseille 1.2.16
Fletcher joins Marseille

Sunderland's Steven Fletcher has joined Marseille on loan until the end of the season. The Black Cats striker was given permission to travel to the south of France to undergo a medical with the Ligue 1 club, before the move was confirmed tonight. Scotland international Fletcher is in the final six months of his contract with the Wearsiders, and is unlikely to be offered a new deal which means he will be able to leave on a Bosman free transfer in the summer.

Bordeaux 1.2.16
Debuchy joins Bordeaux

Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy has joined Bordeaux on loan for the remainder of the season. Debuchy joined Arsenal from Newcastle United in July 2014 but his first season at the club was undermined by serious injuries, first to his ankle and then to his shoulder - both of which required surgery. He lost his place in the team to Hector Bellerin and, this season, he has been on the periphery, making only seven appearances.

Lille 1.2.16
Eder joins Lille on loan

Swansea striker Eder has joined Lille on loan for the rest of the season. Eder only signed a three-year Swansea deal last summer after completing a €6.5m move from Portuguese club Sporting Braga. But the 21-times capped Portugal international has had limited opportunities at the Liberty Stadium and made only four starts in his 15 appearances. The 28-year-old has started only two Barclays Premier League games and failed to score a single goal for Swansea.

Marseille 31.1.16
Thauvin re-joins Marseille on loan

Winger Florian Thauvin has cut short his disappointing spell with Newcastle United by re-joining his former club, Marseille, on a season-long loan. Thauvin joined Newcastle last summer, but has failed to make an impact in the Premier League. Andros Townsend's arrival from Spurs shifted him even further down the pecking order, and he will attempt to rebuild his career at the Stade Velodrome in the next four months.

Monaco 31.1.16
Jemerson joins Monaco

Jemerson has completed a move from Atletico Mineiro to Monaco on a five-year contract. The 23-year-old defender has signed a five-year contract with the Ligue 1 side for a fee reported to be close to €10m. Jemerson, who earned his first call-up to the senior Brazil squad last November, spent six years with Atletico Mineiro after joining from Confianca.

Monaco 14.1.16
Monaco sign Vagner Love

Monaco have confirmed the capture of former Brazil international Vagner Love on an 18-month contract. Vagner Love scored 14 goals to help propel Corinthians to the Campeonato Brasileiro title in 2015 and has made the switch to the Ligue 1 outfit on a deal which runs until the end of the 2016-17 season. The 31-year-old striker, signed for an undisclosed fee, will wear the number nine shirt vacated by the departure of Dimitar Berbatov.

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