Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Premier League 2019-20 hasn’t finished yet. But the 2020 Summer Transfer Window has opened already. In this thread, we are covering all the Premier League transfers, contract extensions, new contracts, departures with daily updates.
Premier League Transfers: An Insight to all the Clubs
5 players extend contracts at Arsenal
Defenders Pablo Mari, David Luiz and Cedric Soares have agreed to pen down new deals which will continue their stay at Arsenal beyond this season. Also, midfielder Dani Ceballos has extended his loan from Real Madrid until the end of 19/20 season.
Experienced centre back David Luiz arrived to the club from rivals Chelsea before the start of this season and has agreed a new 1-year deal until 2022. Young centre back Pablo Mari had been on loan since January 2020 from Brazilian club Flamengo and he is confirmed to sign a permanent 4-year deal at Arsenal for a fee of around (£14M) until 2024. Right-back Cedric Soares had been on loan since January 2020 from Southampton and he too is confirmed to sign a permanent 4-year deal at Arsenal until 2024.
Highly popular Bukayo Saka, 18-year-old, academy graduate of Arsenal, has penned down a new 4-year deal until 2024. The left-winger, who can also play as left-back, has already made 37 appearances for the first team despite being a teenager. Having 11 assists this season, Saka is the first teenager for Arsenal to cross 10 assists in a single season since Cesc Fabregas in 2006/07.
Star forward Gabriel Martinelli, after joining Arsenal the previous year, has penned down a new 4-year deal until 2024. The forward has scored 10 goals in 26 appearances for Arsenal this season after arriving from Ituano last summer. Arsenal is looking for a rebuild under Arteta and is quite active in the Premier League Transfers.
Inside the glory of Manchester United
Manchester United has confirmed that Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has extended his loan deal from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua until 30 January 2021. 23-year old Scott McTominay, an academy graduate, has signed a new 5-year deal thus, continuing his stay until June 2025. The Scotland midfielder has made 75 appearances for the club’s first team already.
Young goalkeeper Dean Henderson has extended his loan deal at Sheffield United until the end of the current season. Centre back Chris Smalling has extended his loan deal at Italian club AS Roma until the end of the season. Also, left-winger, Alexis Sanchez has extended his loan deal at Italian club Inter Milan until the end of 19/20 season. 19-year-old midfielder, Angel Gomes who was an academy graduate, has left the club after he rejected a new contract from the club. United has looked fresh since Bruno Fernandes’s Premier League Transfer from Sporting CP. They look to secure more deals in the Premier League Transfer market in the near future.
Clyne leaves Liverool, Lallana extends his contract
Liverpool has confirmed right-back Nathaniel Clyne won’t be continuing at Anfield from the next season. He arrived from Southampton in 2015 and has made 103 appearances for the club. Injuries have hampered him this season and thus the club decided not to renew his contract.
Meanwhile, attacking midfielder Adam Lallana has extended his contract until the end of this season. He arrived from Southampton in 2014 and has completed 178 appearances. He has scored 22 goals and 22 assists. Also, academy graduate Curtis Jones has signed a new 5-year deal with the club until 2025. The 19-year old midfielder has made 9 appearances for the first team till now and have 3 goals+ assists. Liverpool look to capture more bargains in the Premier League transfer market. Harvey Elliott has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool. The 17 year old winger has appeared in 8 matches in the senior team this season.
Chelsea extends Willian and Pedro’s contract amidst 2 heavy-weight signings
Chelsea extends the contracts of the right-wingers Willian and Pedro Rodriguez until the end of 19/20 season. Both are senior players and have won many trophies with the club. Pedro has agreed to join Italian club AS Roma after this season ends. Whereas, there are speculations about Willian joining either of Arsenal or Tottenham. Elsewhere, Tino Anjorin, an academy graduate, 18-year-old, who has made a solitary appearance for the first team, has penned down a new 5-year deal with the club tying him down until 2025.
Willian, 31-year-old, arrived in Chelsea in 2013 from Anzhi Makhachkala and has completed 333 appearances for the club scoring 62 goals and having 60 assists. Pedro, 32-year-old, arrived in Chelsea in 2015 from Barcelona and has completed 203 appearances scoring 43 goals and assisting 28 times.
Chelsea had already completed 2 heavy-weight signings this summer for the next season. Hakim Ziyech from Dutch club Ajax and Timo Werner from German club RB Leipzig have been confirmed already for a combined transfer fee of (£80.9M). They will join the club from the next season. Ziyech, 27-year-old who can play both as attacking midfielder or right winger has penned down a 5-year deal until 2025. Werner, 24-year-old forward, has signed a 5-year deal too until 2025. Chelsea look to complete more signings which make them an active participant in the Premier League Transfer News.
Vertonghen and Vorm extend contracts at Spurs
Veteran centre back Jan Vertonghen and goalkeeper Michel Vorm have extended their contracts with Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the current season. Also left-back Danny Rose will stay on loan at Newcastle until the end of the season. Same with right-back Kyle Walker-Peters at Southampton, Jack Clarke and Luke Amos at Championship side Queen Park Rangers, Brandon Justin at Danish club Viborg FF and Armando Shashoua at Spanish lower division club Atletico Baleares until the end of the season.
Vertonghen, 33-year-old, arrived at Tottenham in 2012 from Ajax. He has made 312 appearances for the club. Vorm, 36-year-old, arrived at Tottenham in 2014 from Swansea City and, has only made 48 appearances for the club. It will be interesting to see if Jose Mourinho can lure some big names to Tottenham in the upcoming Premier League transfer market.
David Silva extends his contract
David Silva, a legend already at Manchester City, will leave the club after 10 seasons. He has extended his contract until the end of the season, after which he will depart. Meanwhile, star winger Leroy Sane has departed the club and has signed a 5-year deal with Bayern Munich. Left-winger Jack Harrison has extended his loan deal with Championship side Leeds United until the end of the current season.
Silva, 34-year old, joined Manchester City from Spanish club Valencia in 2010. The attacking midfielder has made 428 appearances for the club and has scored 75 goals and amassed 137 assists. He has won massive 14 trophies for the club this decade. Sane arrived at City from FC Schalke 04 in 2016 and has completed 135 appearances for the club and has scored 39 goals while assisting 45 times.
The Blades finalises their squad for rest of the season
Sheffield United confirms their squad for the rest of the current season. No. 1 Goalkeeper Dean Henderson will stay on loan from Manchester United until the rest of the season. Dutch forward Richairo Zivkovic will also remain until the end of 19/20 season on loan from Chinese club Changchun Yatai. Elsewhere, centre back Phil Jagielka, defensive midfielder Jack Rodwell, right back Kieron Freeman and striker Leon Clarke have signed extensions until the end of 19/20 season, all of whose earlier contract expired on June 30th.
2 players who were on loan have been released after their contracts expired on June 30th. This includes defensive midfielder Muhamed Besic from Everton who returned to his original club and, Panos Retsos who returned to his original club German side Bayer Leverkusen. Blades look to secure European football for next season which can lead to rope in some big names in the Premier League Transfer market next season.
Callum O’Hare among 14 players on Aston Villa’s release list
Aston Villa confirm to release 14 players with James Chester, Andre Green and Callum O’Hare the most popular names leaving the club, according to Aston Villa News. Other well- known players on Villa’s released list include Rushian Hepburn-Murphy and Borja Baston. Current third-choice goalkeeper Matija Sarkic will likely leave Villa next month. Irish mid-Jake Doyle- Hales and Ross McCormack left Aston Villa.
As for O’Hare, the talented academy graduate made 9 appearances for Villa while, this season, went on to star for Coventry City out on loan as they gained promotion to the Championship.
Whereas goalkeeper Pepe Reina and midfielder Danny Drinkwater who are on loans from AC Milan and Chelsea respectively, have their loan agreements extended for the remaining season.
Five players departed Bournemouth on June 30th
5 senior players left Bournemouth after their contracts expired on June 30th. Players who will depart the club include striker Jermain Defoe, who is continuing his second spell in the club after arriving as a teenager on loan from West Ham United in 2000, 20 years ago. He had signed a pre-contract agreement to join Rangers after playing for them on loan since January 2019.
Right winger Jordon Ibe‘s 4 years with the Cherries comes to an end with 92 appearances and just 5 goals.
Left-winger Ryan Fraser, who is one of the most high-profile names in the club, left the club after playing a significant role in the club’s promotion to the Premier League. After joining the club from Aberdeen in January 2013, the Scotland international made over 200 appearances and last season, he was 2nd in the Premier League assists list, behind only Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. Eddie Howe’s team form looks extremely bad at the moment which could be a big reason why the players departed in the Premier League Transfer market.
Extensions until the end of the current remaining season has been agreed for the Cherries’ captain and vice-captain Simon Francis and Andrew Surman, with Charlie Daniels also remaining with the club as the defender looks to continue his rehabilitation from a long-term injury. Goalkeeper Artur Boruc also extended his contract until the end of the current season. Brad Smith also has extended his loan with Cardiff City FC until the end of the campaign.
Everton announces several new releases
Leighton Baines has agreed a short-term deal until the end of the current season, while the senior left-back has also been offered a 1-year contract for the 2020/21 campaign. Elsewhere, right-back Djibril Sidibe has extended his loan from AS Monaco until the end of the season. Defensive midfielder Muhamed Besic returns to the team after being on loan until June 30th at Sheffield United. Elsewhere, striker Sandro Ramirez extended his loan deal from Everton to Spanish club Real Valladolid until the end of 19/20 season.
Everton confirmed striker Oumar Niasse, right-back Cuco Martina and defender Luke Garbutt have left the club when their current contracts expired at the end of June. Also, defensive midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has joined French club OGC Nice for the next season at an undisclosed transfer fee. It will be made official when the summer transfer window begins. Goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has agreed on a 1-year deal with his boyhood club Ajax and will leave Everton when this season ends.
Crystal Palace announces their retained and released list for upcoming campaign
Crystal Palace has submitted its retained and released list to the Premier League authority for the 2020/21 season, with 5 players to have been released. The players are: Dion-Curtis Henry, Kian Flanagan, Jason Lokilo, Jacob Mensah and Joe Tupper. Mensah and Flanagan were playing for Crystal Palace U23s and Henry, Lokilo and Tupper were playing on loan for lower-division clubs.
Crystal Palace has also confirmed the situations of their several players who had been on loan in various clubs in this season. Alexander Sorloth stays on loan at Turkish club Trabzonspor until August 2021. Jaroslaw Jach remains on loan at Polish club Rakow Czestochowa. Connor Wickham remains on loan at Sheffield Wednesday. Ryan Inniss is no longer on loan at League Two club Newport County. Sam Woods is no longer on loan at Hamilton Academical. Scott Banks is no longer on loan at Alloa Athletic. Giovanni McGregor is no longer on loan at Dartford. The last 3 players played on loan in lower-division clubs until June 30th and now they are a part of the first-team training group.
Newcastle: Manquillo and Carroll signs new contract
Newcastle United have agreed new contracts with Javier Manquillo and Andy Carroll. Former Atletico Madrid defender Manquillo has signed a 4-year deal. Striker Carroll, who rejoined his boyhood club last summer, has signed a 1-year extension.
Meanwhile, midfielder Matty Longstaff, has agreed a short-term contract until the end of the current season. The Magpies also confirms that midfielder Nabil Bentaleb and left-back Danny Rose have extended their loan agreements from Schalke 04 and Tottenham Hotspur respectively until the revised end of the season. Right midfielder Valentino Lazaro and Inter Milan have agreed to extend his loan until the end of the current season.
However, Rob Elliot, Jack Colback and Jamie Sterry left he club when their current contracts expired at the end of June.
Long-serving goalkeeper Elliot, joined Newcastle from Charlton in 2011. He made only 68 appearances during his 9-year spell. Midfielder Colback, arrived from Sunderland in 2014 and the midfielder has made 102 appearances. Right-back Sterry, a product of the Little Benton Academy, was handed his first-team debut on the final day of the 2015/16 and has made 12 appearances for the club.
West Ham United announces releases of 3 players
West Ham United has issued the Club’s Retained List of players, with right-back Pablo Zabaleta, midfielder Carlos Sanchez and right back Jeremy Ngakia to depart the club when their contracts ended on 30th June.
Zabaleta departed after 3 seasons in which he made a total of 80 appearances. The former Argentine World Cup finalist arrived from Manchester City in 2017. Sanchez left after playing 18 times in 2 seasons. Academy of Football graduate Jeremy Ngakia, who has made 5 first-team starts in 2020, left the club after not signing a new contract.
West Ham United confirms the permanent signing of Tomas Soucek from Slavia Prague on a 4- year contract, for a fee of around (€21M). He had been on loan with the Hammers since January 2020. The 25 year old Czech Republic midfielder had been awarded Czech Footballer of The Year in 2019.
Inside the Seagulls
Ezequiel Schelotto and Beram Kayal have signed contract extensions until the end of the remaining season. Argentinian right back Schelotto has completed 32 appearances for the club since arriving in 2017.
Kayal hasn’t made any appearance for Albion this season, after being out on loan at Charlton Athletic till January. The Israeli midfielder signed for the Seagulls in 2015 from Celtic and has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the club.
21-year-old Albion midfielder Max Sanders signs a new 1-year deal with the club until 2022. He has been on loan this season at AFC Wimbledon in League One. Albion striker Jan Mlakar has extended his loan spell with Wigan Athletic until the end of the season. The Slovenian joined Wigan in January after making 8 appearances in a loan spell with QPR in the first half of the season. Leon Balogun has completed a permanent switch to Wigan Athletic. The Nigerian international has impressed at Wigan since his loan move in January. Albion forward Jurgen Locadia has signed a one-year loan extension with FC Cincinnati that will keep him at the Major League Soccer club until the summer of 2021.
Four of Brighton & Hove Albion’s players, currently on loan in the Championship, have extended their loans to complete the rest of the current season at their current clubs. Defender Ben White at Leeds United, defender Matt Clarke at Derby County, goalkeeper Christian Walton at Blackburn Rovers, and Jayson Molumby at Millwall.
Burnley: Bardsley, Pope signs new contract, Hart leaving
Phil Bardsley has signed a new contract to extend his contract at Burnley for 1 more year. Bardsley, right back, joined the Clarets from Stoke City in 2017 and has made 53 appearances for the club.
Bardsley becomes the sixth member of Sean Dyche’s squad to sign a new deal since the end of last season. The Scotland international follows goalkeeper Nick Pope, left-back Charlie Taylor, striker Chris Wood, forward Ashley Barnes and left midfielder Robbie Brady who all have signed for next season and beyond, with midfielder Ashley Westwood also triggering an extension to his deal to remain at the club until June 2021.
However, midfielder Jeff Hendrick departed the club to end his 4-season stay with Burnley after the club was unable to agree terms on a new deal with the Republic of Ireland international. He has made 139 appearances for the club. Goalkeepers Joe Hart and Adam Legzdins and winger Aaron Lennon left after the end of their contracts on June 30th.
Leicester extends 3 players’ contracts; King departs after 16 years
Leicester City captain Wes Morgan, Christian Fuchs and Eldin Jakupovic have penned down 1-year contract extensions to keep them at the club until June 2021. This current season is Morgan‘s 9th season with the Foxes after signing in 2012. The centre back has made 310+ appearances for the club. He was the captain of Leicester’s fairytale 2015/16 campaign which the Foxes won. He also captained the club to the Championship title previously and the quarter-finals of Champions League 2016/17.
Left-back Fuchs arrived here in 2015 and has made 130+ appearances for the Foxes. He was an important member of 2015/16 Premier League title-winning campaign. Goalkeeper Jakupovic arrived here in 2017 from Hull City.
Leicester City legend Andy King will depart the club after this season. The 31-year-old midfielder has been in the club for 16 long years and has made 378 appearances for the club placing him at 10th in the club’s all-time highest appearances list. He also has scored 62 goals, which makes him top-scoring midfielder ever in the Foxes’ history. He is the only player till now in the Premier League era to win League One, Championship, and Premier League title- all 3 with the same club. He has been on loan in Championship side Huddersfield Town since January 2020.
Norwich City extends Duda’s loan
Ondrej Duda will stay with the Norwich City squad for the remainder of the 2019-20 season after a short-term agreement was reached with Hertha Berlin. The midfielder made a total of 8 appearances for the Canaries before the lockdown in this season, after joining in January.
Norwich have agreed a deal to sign Luxembourg international Danel Sinani. The 23-year-old forward has signed a pre-contract agreement with the club and will move to Norwich from Luxembourg side F91 Dudelange on a 3-year deal in the summer.
Ralf Fahrmann‘s loan spell at Norwich has been cut short. The goalkeeper joined the Canaries from Schalke in the summer on a 1-year loan but he will now leave the club to sign with Norwegian side SK Brann on loan after June 30.
Watford: Foster pens 2-year deal
Ben Foster has signed a new 2-year contract with Watford FC, extending his Vicarage Road stay until 2022. The 37-year-old goalkeeper has made nearly 150 appearances in his 2 stints with the club.
The three other players of the Hornets whose deals expire this summer: left-back Jose Holebas, goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes and defender Adrian Mariappa, have each agreed to contract extensions until the end of the current season. Norwich City centre-back Rocky Bushiri has agreed to move to Belgian club KV Mechelen on loan for the 2020-21 season.
Southampton materializes new deals for coach and striker
Southampton Football Club announced that manager Ralph Hasenhüttl has signed a new 4-year contract at the club. Alongside Ralph, his assistants such as Richard Kitzbichler has also extended his contract as the assistant coach and will continue to work alongside the existing first-team staff of Craig Fleming, Dave Watson, Kelvin Davis, Andrew Sparkes and Alek Gross.
Shane Long has agreed to sign a new 2-year contract extension with Southampton. The Republic of Ireland striker completed his 200th appearance for the Saints recently. Centre back Kevin Danso extended his loan deal to Southampton until the end of the season from German club FC Augsburg. Right-back Kyle Walker-Peters too extended his loan deal from Tottenham Hotspur until the end of this season.
Norwegian winger Mohamed El Younoussi agrees to re-sign for Celtic on loan for 2020/21 season, after helping them win the league title this season. Japanese international centre back Maya Yoshida is set to leave Southampton after his contract expired on 30th June. He had been on loan at Italian club Sampdoria since January 2020.
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