French Ligue 1 transfers in 2017/18 season
|Martin Braithwaite||BordeauxJan '18||-|
|Mathieu Debuchy||St. Etienne||-|
The most expensive transfers
|Pietro Pellegri||MonacoJan '18||21|
Winter transfers in French Ligue 1
Colombian midfielder Stiven Mendoza from Corinthians for a fee of 1m.
Midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide on loan from Arsenal; Goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle from Brugge; Congolese midfielder Prince Oniangue on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers.€ 1m
Danish forward Martin Braithwaite on loan from Middlesbrough; Defender Paul Baysse from Malaga for a fee of 1m; Midfielder Soualiho Meite on loan from Monaco.€ 0.6m
Forward Enzo Crivelli on loan from Angers; Finnish midfielder Timo Stavitski from Rovaniemen for a fee of 0.6m.
Midfielder Clement Grenier from Lyon; Forward Nathael Julan from Le Havre; DR Congo midfielder Yeni N'Gbakoto from Queens Park Rangers.
Defender Oumar Solet on a free transfer from Laval.
Algerian midfielder Farid Boulaya on loan from Girona; Cameroonian midfielder Georges Mandjeck on loan from Sparta Praha; Bosnian midfielder Danijel Milicevic on loan from Gent; Defender Julian Palmieri on a free transfer.€ 21m
Italian forward Pietro Pellegri from Genoa for a fee of 21m.
Cameroonian defender Ambroise Oyongo on a free transfer from Montreal Impact.€ 2m
Midfielder Ihsan Sacko from Strasbourg for a fee of 2m.
Serbian defender Neven Subotic on a free transfer from Dortmund; Midfielder Lassana Diarra.€ 10m
Senegalese forward Diafra Sakho from West Ham United for a fee of 10m.
Defender Mathieu Debuchy on a free transfer from Arsenal; Midfielder Paul-Georges Ntep on loan from Wolfsburg; Midfielder Yann M'Vila from Rubin Kazan.€ 0.2m
Tunisian midfielder Moataz Zemzemi from Africain Tunis for a fee of 0.2m; Midfielder Martin Terrier on loan from Lyon.
DR Congo forward Firmin Mubele on loan from Rennes.
Midfielder Remi Walter on loan from Nice.
Summer transfers€ 3.5m
South African midfielder Bongani Zungu from Guimaraes; Brazilian defender Danilo Avelar on loan from Torino; Ivorian forward Lacina Traore on loan from Monaco; Brazilian defender Marcelo Hermes on loan from Benfica; Brazilian midfielder Nathan on loan from Chelsea; Togolese midfielder Serge Gakpe from Genoa; DR Congo midfielder Gael Kakuta on loan from Hebei China Fortune; Senegalese forward Moussa Konate from Sion for a fee of 3.5m; Senegalese defender Issa Cissokho on a free transfer from Angers; Midfielder Mahdi Talal on a free transfer from Angers; Midfielder Sekou Baradji on a free transfer; Forward Brighton Labeau on a free transfer from Monaco; DR Congo midfielder Gael Kakuta on a free transfer from Hebei China Fortune; Goalkeeper Jean-Christophe Bouet on a free transfer from Dunkerque; Midfielder Jean-Luc Dompe on loan from Standard Liege; Midfielder Mathieu Bodmer on a free transfer from Guingamp; Defender Prince Gouano on a free transfer from Atalanta.€ 11.1m
Ivorian midfielder Thomas Toure from Bordeaux for a fee of 1.7m; Senegalese defender Saliou Ciss on a free transfer from Valenciennes; Midfielder Loic Puyo on a free transfer from Nancy-Lorraine; Midfielder Angelo Fulgini from Valenciennes for a fee of 1.4m; Malian midfielder Lassana Coulibaly from Bastia for a fee of 2m; Ivorian midfielder Wilfried Kanga on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain; Forward Enzo Crivelli from Bordeaux for a fee of 4m; Belgian forward Baptiste Guillaume from Lille for a fee of 2m.€ 24.6m
Brazilian midfielder Matheus Pereira on loan from Juventus; Forward Nicolas de Preville from Lille for a fee of 8m; Brazilian midfielder Jonathan Cafu from Ludogorets Razgrad for a fee of 7.5m; Brazilian midfielder Otavio from Atletico Paranaense for a fee of 5m; 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.€ 5m
Slovenian midfielder Jan Repas from Domzale for a fee of 1m; Moroccan midfielder Youssef Ait Bennasser on loan from Monaco; Defender Alexander Djiku from Bastia for a fee of 2m; Guinean defender Baissama Sankoh from Guingamp for a fee of 0.5m; Goalkeeper Brice Samba on a free transfer from Marseille; Senegalese midfielder Adama Mbengue from Diambars; Belgian midfielder Stef Peeters from Sint Truiden for a fee of 1.5m.€ 3.5m
Senegalese defender Papy Djilobodji on loan from Sunderland; Portuguese midfielder Xeka on loan from Lille; Tunisian midfielder Naim Sliti on loan from Lille; Forward Benjamin Jeannot from Lorient; Defender Wesley Lautoa from Lorient for a fee of 1.5m; Midfielder Wesley Said from Rennes for a fee of 1.5m; Central African defender Cedric Yambere from Bordeaux for a fee of 0.5m; Midfielder Eden Massouema from Paris.
Defender Franck Tabanou on a free transfer from Swansea City; Forward Marcus Thuram from Sochaux; Goalkeeper Marc-Aurele Caillard from Clermont; 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.€ 58m
Slovak goalkeeper Adam Jakubech from Spartak Trnava; Brazilian defender Caju on loan from Santos; Brazilian midfielder Thiago Maia from Santos for a fee of 14m; Defender Kevin Malcuit from Saint-Etienne for a fee of 9m; Portuguese defender Edgar Ie from Belenenses for a fee of 5.5m; Midfielder Chahreddine Boukholda on a free transfer from Monaco; Defender Fode Ballo-Toure from Paris Saint-Germain; Ivorian defender Kouadio-Yves Dabila on a free transfer from Monaco; Brazilian midfielder Thiago Mendes from Sao Paulo for a fee of 9m; 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.€ 48.5m
Midfielder Tanguy NDombele on loan from Amiens; Spanish midfielder Pape Cheikh from Celta Vigo for a fee of 10m; Brazilian defender Marcelo from Besiktas for a fee of 7m; Dutch defender Kenny Tete from Ajax Amsterdam for a fee of 4m; Spanish forward Mariano Diaz from Real Madrid for a fee of 8m; Defender Ferland Mendy from Le Havre for a fee of 5m; Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore from Chelsea for a fee of 10m; Brazilian defender Marcal from Benfica for a fee of 4.5m.€ 42m
Greek forward Konstantinos Mitroglou from Benfica for a fee of 15m; Tunisian defender Aymen Abdennour on loan from Valencia; Defender Jordan Amavi on loan from Aston Villa; Defender Adil Rami from Sevilla for a fee of 6m; Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda from Crystal Palace for a fee of 3m; Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo from Wolfsburg for a fee of 10m; Forward Valere Germain from Monaco for a fee of 8m.
Togolese midfielder Mathieu Dossevi on loan from Standard Liege; German defender Philipp Wollscheid from Stoke City; Forward Emmanuel Riviere from Newcastle United; Argentinian forward Brian Fernandez on loan from Racing; Portuguese midfielder Cafu from Lorient; Forward Nolan Roux from Saint-Etienne; Argentinian midfielder Geronimo Poblete on a free transfer from Atletico Colon; Goalkeeper Quentin Beunardeau on a free transfer from Tubize; Defender Moussa Niakhate from Valenciennes; Gambian midfielder Ablie Jallow from Generation Foot; Senegalese forward Ibrahima Niane from Generation Foot.€ 102m
Senegalese midfielder Keita Balde from Lazio for a fee of 30m; Montenegrin forward Stevan Jovetic from Inter Milan for a fee of 11m; Algerian midfielder Rachid Ghezzal on a free transfer from Lyon; Midfielder Adama Diakhaby from Rennes for a fee of 10m; Dutch defender Terence Kongolo from Feyenoord for a fee of 15m; 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.€ 5.7m
Midfielder Junior Sambia on loan from Chamois Niort; Uruguayan midfielder Facundo Piriz on loan from Akhmat Grozny; Ivorian forward Giovanni Sio from Rennes for a fee of 2.2m; Portuguese defender Pedro Mendes from Rennes for a fee of 1m; Swiss defender Johan Djourou on a free transfer from Hamburger; Goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte from Lorient for a fee of 2.5m; Forward Jeremie Porsan-Clemente on a free transfer from Marseille; Defender Ruben Aguilar on a free transfer from Auxerre.€ 11.3m
Slovenian midfielder Rene Krhin on loan from Granada; Malian forward Kalifa Coulibaly from Gent for a fee of 4.5m; Belgian midfielder Yassine El Ghanassy from Oostende; Brazilian midfielder Andrei Girotto from Tombense for a fee of 2.3m; Romanian goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu from Fiorentina for a fee of 2.5m; Defender Nicolas Pallois from Bordeaux for a fee of 2m; Nigerian defender Chidozie Awaziem on loan from Porto; Belgian midfielder Kayembe from Porto.€ 24.3m
Midfielder Nampalys Mendy on loan from Leicester City; Senegalese defender Racine Coly from Brescia for a fee of 3.5m; Brazilian defender Marlon on loan from Barcelona; Midfielder Allan Saint-Maximin from Monaco for a fee of 10m; Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder on a free transfer from Galatasaray; Defender Christophe Jallet on a free transfer from Lyon; Midfielder Pierre Lees Melou from Dijon for a fee of 4m; Midfielder Adrien Tameze from Valenciennes for a fee of 0.8m; Midfielder Jean-Victor Makengo from Caen for a fee of 6m.€ 238m
Forward Kylian Mbappe on loan from Monaco; Brazilian midfielder Neymar from Barcelona for a fee of 222m; Brazilian defender Dani Alves on a free transfer from Juventus; Spanish defender Yuri Berchiche from Real Sociedad for a fee of 16m.€ 35.9m
Tunisian midfielder Wahbi Khazri on loan from Sunderland; Czech goalkeeper Tomas Koubek from Sparta Prague for a fee of 3m; Senegalese midfielder Ismaila Sarr from Metz for a fee of 17m; Spanish forward Brandon from Mallorca for a fee of 3m; Forward Jordan Tell on a free transfer from Caen; Midfielder Benjamin Bourigeaud from Lens for a fee of 3.5m; Defender Faitout Maouassa from Nancy-Lorraine for a fee of 7m; Malian defender Hamari Traore from Reims for a fee of 2.4m.€ 18.3m
Midfielder Remy Cabella on loan from Marseille; Greek defender Alexandros Katranis from Atromitos Athens for a fee of 0.8m; Brazilian defender Gabriel Silva from Udinese for a fee of 2.5m; Brazilian midfielder Hernani on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg; Senegalese midfielder Assane Diousse from Empoli for a fee of 5m; Forward Lois Diony from Dijon for a fee of 10m; Swiss defender Saidy Janko from Celtic.€ 3.7m
Burkina Faso defender Bakary Kone on loan from Malaga; Defender Dimitri Foulquier on loan from Watford; Midfielder Martin Terrier on loan from Lille; Midfielder Jonas Martin from Betis for a fee of 1.5m; Algerian forward Idriss Saadi from Cardiff City for a fee of 1.5m; Goalkeeper Bingourou Kamara from Tours for a fee of 0.7m; Midfielder Benjamin Corgnet on a free transfer from Saint-Etienne; Cape Verde forward Nuno Da Costa from Valenciennes; Defender Pablo Martinez from Angers; Defender Kenny Lala on a free transfer from Lens.
Midfielder Giannelli Imbula on loan from Stoke City; Ivorian midfielder Max Gradel on loan from Bournemouth; Midfielder Yannick Cahuzac from Bastia; Forward Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer from Arsenal; Cape Verde defender Steven Fortes on a free transfer from Le Havre.
South Korean forward Hyun-Jun Suk on loan from Porto; Tunisian midfielder Saif-Eddine Khaoui on loan from Marseille; Midfielder Francois Bellugou from Lorient; Brazilian defender Gabriel on loan from Lille; Midfielder Bryan Pele on a free transfer from Brest; Venezuelan defender Oswaldo Vizcarrondo from Nantes; Defender Mathieu Deplagne from Montpellier.
News - transfers
Debuchy joins St Etienne
Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has joined St Etienne until the end of the season. The 32-year-old had left the Gunners earlier in the day and returns to the club where he started his career, making his debut as an 18-year-old in 2004. Debuchy joins fellow transfer window signings Yann M'Vila, Paul-Georges Ntep and Neven Subotic at the Ligue 1 club.
Sakho joins Rennes from West Ham
Rennes have completed the signing of striker Diafra Sakho from West Ham in a deal worth €10m. The 28-year-old joins the French Ligue 1 club after three-and-a-half seasons at West Ham, during which time he scored 24 goals in 71 first-team appearances. Sakho moved to East London from Metz in the summer of 2014. Having bagged mere 28 goals in 23 Ligue 1 fixtures so far, Rennes will be hoping Sakho can make an instant impact.
Monaco sign 16-year-old Pellegri
Pietro Pellegri, the first player born in 2001 to score a goal in Serie A, has joined AS Monaco from Genoa at the age of 16. Pellegri become the joint-youngest player to play in Serie A when he made his debut in December 2016 at the age of 15 years and 280 days and in May made history with his first goal against AS Roma. In September, he became the youngest player to score twice in a Serie A match when he was on target in the 3-2 home defeat by Lazio.
Lyon seal deal for Terrier
Olympique Lyonnais have completed the signing of France Under-21 star Martin Terrier from LOSC, although he will finish the season on loan at Strasbourg Alsace. Lyon confirmed that they had paid Lille an initial fee of 11 million euros for Terrier, with the fee rising to a maximum of 15m including bonuses. The 20-year-old forward has agreed a four-and-a-half-year deal which runs through to June 2022.
Terrier had already been on loan at Strasbourg from Lille since the beginning of this campaign and the Alsace said were determined to keep him at the Stade de la Meinau to see out the season. As a result he will not be seen in a Lyon shirt until 2018-19.
Lassana Diarra joins PSG
Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Lassana Diarra on a free transfer after the France international terminated his contract with Al Jazira Club by mutual consent. PSG coach Unai Emery was keen to add some depth in defensive midfield with Thiago Motta struggling for fitness. Diarra, 32, has signed an 18-month deal with PSG. The former Chelsea, Arsenal and Real Madrid man has played 34 times for Les Bleus at international level but is yet to score for his country.
M'Vila joins Saint-Etienne
Saint-Etienne have completed the signing of French international midfielder Yann M'Vila. The 27-year-old returns to France after five years away, joining Les Verts from the Russian club Rubin Kazan, who had released him from his contract. He has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of next season at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. M'Vila, who has also had loan spells at Internazionale and Sunderland, has won 22 caps for France, although the last of those came against Spain at Euro 2012.
Bordeaux sign Nicolas De Preville
Forward Nicolas De Preville has joined Bordeaux from Lille on a four-year deal. No financial details were given. The 26-year-old Frenchman is a versatile forward who can play on either flank or through the middle. He scored 14 league goals in 30 games last season and has two in four so far.
Mbappe completes loan move to PSG
Paris Saint-Germain have announced the loan signing of teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe. The 18-year-old scored 26 goals in 44 matches during a breakthrough campaign at Monaco last season. Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal were all understood to have expressed a strong interest in the France striker but he will be lining up alongside Neymar at the Parc des Princes for the 2017/18 season. Mbappe joins PSG on loan, with an agreement in place make the deal permanent next summer in an expected €175million switch.
Khazri completes loan move to Rennes
Tunisian international Wahbi Khazri has completed his season-long loan move to Rennes. The 26-year-old winger had made it clear he wanted to leave Sunderland following relegation from the Premier League and his wish has been granted on deadline day. There is no option to make the deal permanent next summer.
Imbula joins Toulouse
Stoke City midfielder Giannelli Imbula has agreed a deal to join French side Toulouse on loan until the end of the season. The 24-year-old has struggled to adjust to life at the bet365 Stadium following his high-profile switch from Porto two years ago, making just 28 appearances in all competitions.
Wollscheid joins Metz
German defender Philipp Wollscheid has signed for Metz. The 28-year-old centre-back has joined on a three-year deal from Stoke City after they confirmed his contract had been terminated by mutual consent. Wollscheid made his name with Nurnberg before moving to Bayer Leverkusen. He moved to Stoke in 2015 but spent last season on loan back in Germany with Wolfsburg and now he arrives at the Stade Saint-Symphorien to help plug the gap left by Simon Falette when he departed to join Eintracht Frankfurt.
Marseille sign Abdennour on loan
Tunisian international defender Aymen Abdennour has joined Marseille on loan from Valencia. Former Monaco stopper Abdennour, 28, returns to Ligue 1 after initially being linked with Zenit St Petersburg. He passed a medical on Tuesday and will be unveiled as Marseille's sixth summer signing on Wednesday.