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Transfers are highly anticipated in the Football world, and many people enjoy placing bets and guessing to see if they “got them right.” After the new transfers that occurred in January, we can't wait to see where our favorite athletes would go and which team's signature color, they would wear after the summer transfer window is closed.
Significant Summer Transfers Still in the Woks
Chelsea to Get Kai Havertz
The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz is on the verge of joining Chelsea officially. The 21-year old submitted a transfer request days after the end of the Bundesliga season, and although he has been linked to teams like Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, it appears that Chelsea will be the one signing his deal. Chelsea was banned from introducing more players to their squad for the 2019 summer and winter transfer windows, so Havertz won’t be the last player they get. The Blues were also associated with Ben Chilwell of Leicester City.
Jadon Sancho to Play for Manchester United
In 2017 Jason Sancho left Manchester because he didn't have any reason to stay there. The team had already star-roster names like Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, and Bernardo Silva, who also occupied the same position as Jadon Sancho. He didn't want to risk staying on the bench for a season, so he made the brave move to Borussia Dortmund. It seems he made the best move even if Man City promised him incentives to stay, now three years later it's rumored that Jadon Sancho is ready to return to the motherland.
Thomas Partey to Play for Arsenal
The Thomas Partey transfer isn't sure yet, but many factors point toward Arsenal making an offer for Thomas Partey. The first reason is that ‘s rumored that Matteo Guendouzi will be leaving the club, and the defensive midfield position would be empty. Another reason to believe this transfer will occur is that several respected news outlets have announced that this would most definitely happen. The third reason this sale would most definitely occur is that Atletico Madrid needs the money from his sale.
Other European Transfers
Other significant transfers worth mentioning are Miralem Pjanić’s transfer to Juventus for sixty-five million, and Arthur Melo’s transfer to the same team for seventy-two million.
When is the Summer Transfer Window for the Football Leagues?
Each Football league and association has a different time when they make transfers of players between home teams and international ones. In the paragraphs below, we have listed all the popular associations and the start and end dates of this year's summer transfer. Keep in mind that summer transfers during 2020 won't have regular periods, like every year before that. The people in charge had to ake some changes to the Football calendar, and new dates for transfers were agreed on. Other leagues around the world, like China's Super League, Major League Soccer, Brazil's Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, and Portugal's Primeira Liga, have also changed their transfer window dates. Still, the ones below are the most popular among punters and fans.
The summer transfer window for the Premier League will run from July 27th to October 5th, 2020. Initially, the dates were set earlier, but it was pushed back a month. The window will only be open for ten weeks, which is another difference from last year when it was open for twelve weeks. In England, an extra window will run from October 5th to October 16th.
The Spanish La Liga president announced that the summer transfer window would be open from the end of July until mid-October. ESPN officially reported that Spain would meet the FIFA deadline of October 5th when ending the transfer window, set to open on August 4th.
In Italy, Serie A is due to end at the beginning of August, which means that the transfer would begin. The official dates for the beginning and end of the transfer from September 1st to October 5th. There is a month-long delay between the end of the previous season and the beginning of the summer transfers, but we expect that many deals would be ironed out in that month. After the window officially begins, they would get signed.
Because the French League decided to end earlier this year, the transfer window began on June 10th. It would most likely end on September 1st because ait's only restricted to domestic deals, and they would hardly need to keep it open until the beginning of October.
The German Bundesliga concluded on June 27th, 2020, with Bayern Munich on the top. The new summer transfer window dates mare divided into two stages. The first one was from July 1st to July 15th, and the second one would end on October 5th.
Premier League 2020 Summer Transfer
Below you can read more about the summer transfers of the most popular league in the world, but keep in mind that there is still plenty of time until the end of the transfer window so that many clubs can make more changes to their teams' squads. Some of the deals listed below are still waiting to receive international clearance.
Currently, Arsenal parted with two of their players. They loaned Dinos Mavropanos to Stuttgart and released Tobi Omole from his contract. The famous club might make a few more squad changes before the end of the summer transfer window.
Aston Villa hasn't made any significant changes, except for releasing the players whose contract expired. For next season, they would part with:
- Anton Hooper
- Jack Birch
- Colin Odutayo
- Dimitri Sea
- Jamie Searle
- Ross McCormack
- Callum O'Hare
Same as Aston Villa, AFC Bournemouth currently only parted with players whose contract expires, like:
- Tyrell Hamilton
- Jordon Ibe
- Ryan Fraser
- Jermain Defoe
- Charlie Seaman
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion released three of their players (Archie Davies, Lewis Freestone, and Beram Kayal) and loaned Leon Balogun to Wigan Athletic. They also sold Anthony Knockaert to Fulham and George Cox to Fortuna Sittard. The club also bought Jensen Weir from Wigan for an undisclosed amount.
Like many others, Burnley released the players whose contracts expired but hasn't yet made any other moves to loan or buy players. The team parted with:
- Oliver Younger
- Joel Senior
- Adam Legzdins
- Joe Hart
- Jeff Hendrick
- Aaron Lennon
- Scott Wilson
Last winter transfer Chelsea didn't take any steps toward buying players because of the ban. In this transfer window, they already purchased two players – Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner, from RB Leipzig. Meanwhile, they also released three players from their contracts – Richard Nartey, Josh Grant, and Marcel Lavinier.
Nathan Ferguson has signed to Crystal Palace until the end of the season 2022/23. The nineteen-year old's contract with West Bromwich Albion expired, and he was able to move for free. Since the beginning of the summer transfer window, Crystal Palace released three players from their contracts:
- Dion-Curtis Henry
- Kian Flanagan
- Daniel Tupper
This club transferred one of their players – Morgan Schneiderlin to the French Nice, for an unknown sum. Everton gained Niels Nkounkou for free via the summer transfers from Olympique de Marseille. They also released five players from their contracts the beginning of this summer transfer:
- Matthew Foulds
- Alexander Denny
- Oumar Niasse
- Luke Garbutt
- Morgan Feeney
Leeds only managed to sign two players to their roster – Helder Costa from Wolverhampton Wanderers and Illan Meslier coming from FC Lorient – both players for an undisclosed amount. We will see what one of the new editions to the Premier League would do until October and if they will make any more transfers.
Leicester City parted with four of their players at the beginning of the summer transfer window. Three of them (Connor Tee, Viktor Johansson, and Ryan Loft) were released due to the end of their contracts while Calvin Bassey agreed to join the Scottish Premiership and play for the Rangers.
The iconic club parted with four of their players because their contracts have expired, and transferred Pedro Chirivella to Nantes for free. The team hasn't made any official claims to any players, but there is still a way to go before the summer window transfer ends. The four released players are:
- Shamal George
- Nathaniel Clyne
- Jack Walls
- Daniel Atherton
Following the January transfer window, and Manchester City's lacking incoming players, they decided only to buy Pablo Moreno from Juventus for an unknown sum. We will see if the team would make any more transfers. In addition to the Moreno transfer, they also released Ernest Agyiri from his contract and sold Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich.
Manchester United extended Odion Ighalo’s loan contract from Shanghai Shenhua on loan until the end of January 2021. The legendary team released seven players from their contracts during the summer transfer window. For next season the club parts with:
- Ethan Hamilton
- Angel Gomes
- Dion McGee
- George Tanner
- Largie Ramazani
- Cameron Borthwick-Jackson
- Michael O'Hara
Newcastle United welcomed goalkeeper Mark Gillespie from Motherwell to their folds, and they would play together for the next three years. Like many other teams they released five players from their expired contracts:
- Robert Elliott
- Jack Colback
- Luke Charman
- Liam Gibson
- Nathan Harker
Sheffield United only parted with three players due to expired contracts – Oliver Greaves, Oliver Greaves, and Keenan Ferguson. The Rangers' previous goalkeeper Wes Foderingham transferred to Sheffield for free and signed a three-year deal.
For now, Southampton only released two players from their contracts – Maya Yoshida and Alexander Cull. For the 2020/2021 season, Mohamed Elyounoussi would re-join the Celtics on loan from Southampton. The team hasn't made any offers on platers yet, but there is still a long way to go before the transfer window ends.
Tottenham Hotspur only released one player – Tariq Hinds – for now. We are guessing that the team would make more transfers as time passes; after all, there is still a long way to go until October.
Just like the Spurs, Watford only released players from their team due to expired contracts. Those players are Cameron Green and Lewis Gordon.
West Ham United
West Ham United's players released due to expired contracts are Pablo Zabaleta and Carlos Sanchez. The team also sold Sead Haksabanovic to IFK Norrkoping for an undisclosed sum. They bought Tomas Soucek from Slavia Prague, but it wasn't released for how much.
Wolverhampton Wanderers haven't purchased or got any new players during this summer transfer, but we suspect they might negotiate until the transfer window ends in October. They released Callum Thompson, Jordan Graham, and Connor Johnson from their contracts and sold two players. Leeds United got Helder Costa, while Shenzhen got Tsun Dai, both for an undisclosed amount. The Wolves also loaned Ryan Giles to Coventry.
Our Conclusion on the Current Summer Window Transfers
Despite the delay in the transfer window and football, in general, this year, the transfer market isn't as lacking as people thought it would be. Many transfers have been made already, and there are a couple of months until the final transfer date, which means that we expect many more players to change their team colors. Some of them would be loaned to another team, while others would make the change permanently. The final list of names in the summer transfer window would be released after the transfers are done at the beginning of October. UEFA recommended that all transfers for multiple European leagues end on October 5th. Although some clubs have agreed with the association, others haven’t. We hope that this article has shed some light on the current transfer situation and that you liked it.