Football : French Ligue 1 transfers in 2016/2017 season

Latest transfers in French Ligue 1

Jul 16Francois KamanoBordeaux2.5
Jul 16Zinedine MachachMarseille 
Jul 16Thievy BifoumaBastia 
Jul 16Younousse SankhareLille 
Jul 16Aaron Leya IsekaMarseille 
Jul 16Killian SansonMontpelier 
Jul 16Faiz SelemaniLorient0.9
Jul 16Arnaud LusambaNice2.5
Jul 16Rominigue KouameLille 
Jul 16Yves BissoumaLille 

The most expensive transfers

Jul 16Grzegorz KrychowiakParis SG33.6
Jul 16Djibril SidibeMonaco15
Jun 16Benjamin MendyMonaco13
Jul 16Kamil GlikMonaco11
Jul 16Emanuel MammanaLyon7.5

Summer transfers in French Ligue 1

€ 3.1m


Nigerian forward Dickson Nwakaeme on a free transfer; Forward Yoane Wissa on a free transfer from Chateauroux; Midfielder Baptiste Santamaria from Tours for a fee of 0.5m; Senegalese forward Famara Diedhiou from Clermont Foot for a fee of 1.6m; 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.


Congolese forward Thievy Bifouma on a free transfer from Espanyol; Cape Verde midfielder Jerson Cabral on a free transfer from Twente.

€ 2.5m


Guine midfielder Francois Kamano from Bastia for a fee of 2.5m; Midfielder Jeremy Toulalan on a free transfer from Monaco.


Haitian defender Romain Genevois from Nice; Midfielder Steed Malbranque on a free transfer from Lyon; Defender Mouhamadou Dabo on a free transfer from Troyes.

€ 0.4m


Midfielder Marvin Martin on loan from Lille; Midfielder Florent Balmont on a free transfer from Lille; DR Congo midfielder Dylan Bahamboula from Monaco; 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.


Goalkeeper Romain Salin on a free transfer from Maritimo; DR Congo defender Jordan Ikoko from PSG; 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.


Senegalese midfielder Younousse Sankhare from Guingamp; Malian midfielder Rominigue Kouame from Real Bamako; Malian forward Yves Bissouma from Real Bamako; Defender Julian Palmieri on a free transfer from Bastia.

€ 3.3m


Defender Faiz Selemani from Niort for a fee of 0.9m; Midfielder Sylvain Marveaux on a free transfer; Midfielder Faiz Selemanie from Niort for a fee of 0.9m; Defender Lindsay Rose from Lyon for a fee of 1.5m; Goalkeeper Paul Delecroix on a free transfer from Chamois Niort.

€ 7.5m


Argentinian defender Emanuel Mammana from Atletico River Plate for a fee of 7.5m; Cameroonian defender Nicolas N'Koulou on a free transfer from Marseille; Polish midfielder Maciej Rybus on a free transfer from Terek Grozny.

€ 2.2m


Midfielder Zinedine Machach on loan from Toulouse; Belgian forward Aaron Leya Iseka on loan from Anderlecht; Slovak defender Tomas Hubocan from Dinamo Moscow for a fee of 1.2m; 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 Renaud Cohade from Saint-Etienne; 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.

€ 42m


Italian goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis on a free transfer from Roma; Defender Djibril Sidibe from Lille for a fee of 15m; Polish defender Kamil Glik from Torino for a fee of 11m; 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.


Midfielder Killian Sanson from Evian; Belgian defender Anthony Vanden Borre on loan from Anderlecht.


Midfielder Vincent Marchetti from Ajaccio; Forward Anthony Koura on a free transfer from Nimes; Forward Christophe Mandanne from Al-Fujairah; Belarussian goalkeeper Sergey Chernik from BATE Borisov; Ivorian midfielder Serge N'Guessan from Djekanou.

€ 3.7m


Brazilian defender Lucas Lima from Arouca for a fee of 1.1m; Swedish midfielder Alexander Kacaniklic on a free transfer from Fulham; Danish midfielder Nicolaj Thomsen from Aalborg for a fee of 0.6m; Brazilian defender Diego Carlos from Estoril for a fee of 2m.

€ 4.5m


Midfielder Arnaud Lusamba from Nancy-Lorraine for a fee of 2.5m; Greek forward Anastasios Donis on loan from Juventus; Brazilian defender Dalbert from Guimaraes for a fee of 2m.

€ 40.6m

Paris SG

Polish midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak from Sevilla for a fee of 33.6m; Midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa on a free transfer from Nice; Belgian defender Thomas Meunier from Brugge for a fee of 7m.

€ 2.3m


Algerian defender Ramy Bensebaini from Paradou for a fee of 2m; 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

Senegalese defender Cheikh M'Bengue on a free transfer from Rennes; Midfielder Bryan Dabo from Montpellier for a fee of 4m.

€ 3.5m


Ivorian midfielder Ibrahim Sangare from Denguele d'Odienne; 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

Marseille 30.7.16
Gomis joins Marseille on season-long loan

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis has joined French side Marseille on a season-long loan. The 30-year-old will return to Ligue 1 having begun his career at Saint-Etienne. He joined Swansea on a free transfer in 2014 following six years at Lyon. Gomis scored 17 goals in 71 games, but frequently flattered to deceive. The France international was expected to become a focal point in the Welsh club's attack when striker Wilfried Bony left to join Manchester City in January, 2015 but his form remained patchy.

PSG 26.7.16
PSG sign midfielder Giovani Lo Celso

Paris Saint-Germain have signed midfielder Giovani Lo Celso from Argentine club Rosario Central on a five-year deal. No financial details of the deal were given. The 20-year-old Lo Celso, who operates best as a playmaker behind the strikers, scored twice for Rosario last season. Before joining up with his new teammates, Lo Celso will play for Argentina at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next month.

Marseille 24.7.16
Aaron Leya Iseka joins Marseille on loan

Marseille have signed Aaron Leya Iseka, the younger brother of their departed striker Michy Batshuayi, on loan from Anderlecht. Belgium international Batshuayi left for Chelsea earlier this month for a reported €40m. And his 18-year-old sibling, known by their mother's surname, has made the temporary switch to help fill the void.

Monaco 13.7.16
De Sanctis leaves Roma for Monaco

Monaco have announced the signing of goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis on a one-year free transfer deal. The 39-year-old Italian international has spent the last three seasons at Roma, where he made almost 80 appearances. His contract in the Italian capital expired and was not renewed for another season. De Sanctis has alos spells with Juventus, Napoli, Sevilla and Galatasaray.

Monaco 9.7.16
Sidibe moves to Monaco

Monaco have signed Djibril Sidibe from Lille on a five-year contract. The 23-year-old full-back started his professional career with Troyes, before joining Lille in 2012. He had since made over 100 appearances in all competitions for Lille. Sidibe has represented France at Under-21 level, but has yet to be capped at senior level. Sidibe becomes Monaco's fourth signing of the close-season, with Benjamin Mendy, Kamil Glik and Youssef Ait Bennasser previously joining the Stade Louis II club.

Lyon 7.7.16
Mammana joins Lyon

Lyon have signed promising defender Emanuel Mammana from River Plate for €7.5 million. The 20-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 outfit. Mammana came through the ranks of the River Plate youth academy and made his official first-team debut in October 2014. He becomes Lyon's third new arrival ahead of the 2016-17 campaign following the previous capture of Maciej Rybus and Nicolas N'Koulou.

Monaco 5.7.16
Monaco sign Glik

Monaco have signed centre-back Kamil Glik from Torino in a deal believed to be worth €8m. The 28-year-old Poland international has signed a contract with his new club until June 2020, after helping his country to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, where they were beaten on penalties by Portugal. Monaco have already signed Benjamin Mendy, Youssef Ait Bennasser and Miguel Veloso ahead of the new season.

PSG 4.7.16
PSG sign right back Thomas Meunier

Paris Saint-Germain have signed Belgium right back Thomas Meunier from Club Brugge on a four-year deal. Meunier was a bright spot for Belgium in its run to the Euro 2016 quarterfinals, where it fell to Wales. A presence in the attack, the 24-year-old Meunier was a stout defender in the Belgian top flight, where he had a league-best 88 interceptions. He becomes the third signing for new manager Unai Emery, after France's Hatem Ben Arfa and Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak joined the capital club.

PSG 3.7.16
PSG complete signing of Grzegorz Krychowiak

Paris Saint-Germain have completed the singing of Poland international Grzegorz Krychowiak from Sevilla on a five-year deal for a fee in the region of €26m. Both clubs confirmed the deal on Sunday and the 26-year-old defensive midfielder, who started his career at Ligue 1 side Bordeaux, links up again with coach Unai Emery, who is now at the helm of PSG.

PSG 2.7.16
Ben Arfa signs for PSG

Unai Emery has made forward Hatem Ben Arfa his first signing as Paris St Germain boss. The 29-year-old France international has signed a two-year contract at the Parc des Princes after relaunching his faltering career with PSG's Ligue 1 rivals Nice last season. Ben Arfa's erratic spell in the Premier League, which began when he swapped Marseille for Tyneside in 2010, was effectively over as soon as he joined Hull on loan from Newcastle two years ago. After failing to make an impression at the KC Stadium, he was cut loose by the Magpies and returned to France to join Nice, scoring 17 goals as Les Aiglons finished fourth in Ligue 1 in 2015-16

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."

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