Ranking the 7 best transfers from the 2020 summer window
The Coronavirus pandemic may have stooped the world dead in the tracts but not the transfer window. The football fans got to see some of the craziest transfers ever and that too at much fewer costs.
The lockdown, empty stadiums, and other factors led to severe losses for the clubs and that meant they had less to spend this year.
The highest transfer fee we saw was from the super spending Chelsea, who spent $85m to get Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.
Now let’s take a look at the best transfers from the window:
7) Thomas Partey
Club- Atletico Madrid to Arsenal
After spending 10 years with Atletico Madrid the, 27 years old Ghanaian finally got a new challenge. He was important for Atletico, but probably not most needed, and Arsenal used his release clause of $60m to get him on the final day of the window.
Thomas will bring much composure and physical dominance to the Gunners defence. Also, his defensive game will be an extra benefit for the Gunners.
6) Arturo Vidal
Club-Barcelona to Inter Milan
Though Vidal’s transfer may not seem interesting it will be an extremely good one for Inter. Vidal experience along with his physicality and winning mentality will have a pragmatic approach in the team.
Also, his partnership with Radja Nianggolan and Marcelo Brozovic will be a captivating affair to watch in Europe.
5) Hakim Ziyech
Club- Ajax to Chelsea
After spending 8 years in the Netherlands, he now has the English adventure ready for him. Hakim is extremely creative with his precise long-range passes, incredible dribbles, and a powerful but accurate shot.
Though the other big names in Chelsea like Timo Werner and Kai Havertz may be getting all the headlines, it will always remain on him to deliver.
4) James Rodriguez
Club- Real Madrid to Everton
4 matches, 4 Man of the Match award, what else has to be said. James has long re-discovered in-game.
Brought in Real Madrid by Carlo Ancelotti, he never actually could replicate his 2014 World Cup heroics. And now under Carlo Ancelotti again, James has gotten back his game.
He is a precise and productive player with an all-around impact on the team. He will obviously be a force to be reckoned with in the Premier League this season.
3) Luis Suarez
Club Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
Fee-$7m (free transfer but $7m to be paid in variables)
The fifth highest goal scorer among all active players and Barcelona’s third-highest goalscorer now have a different challenge for himself. Luis Suarez has joined Atletico now and everyone is interested in his partnership with Diego Costa and Joao Felix.
The red and whites have been waiting for a trophy since their Europa League in 2017. Suarez can be looking to break this drought possibly bringing home the La Liga, which the club has been wanting since 2014.
2) Leroy Sane
Club- Manchester City to Bayern Munich
Obviously, the most mouth-watering deal in Germany was Sane. With the pace and cheeky dribbles, Sane is the perfect winger for Bayern. His coming has been one of the most discussed topics. Especially interesting is going to be his partnership with Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski.
With the only 2 injury-free seasons that he had with Manchester City, Sane could manage 90 appearances scoring 30 goals and creating 37 for others. Now at Bayern, his numbers are set to sky-rocket.
Club- Bayern Munich to Liverpool
Which else can the most interesting transfer than Thiago to Liverpool. A classic product of Barcelona’s Youth Academy, he had 7 wonderful years with the Bavarians.
He is undoubtedly one of the best passers in the game. With amazing ball-control, nicely timed dribbles, and a master’s touch, he will the biggest asset for the Reds.
Along with Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, and Milner at his side, Thiago can make history will Liverpool.