Real Madrid have dominated the transfer market this summer, but who else have been making changes around Europe? Here are five great summer transfers from around the continent.
Diego Werder Bremen to Juventus (€24.5m)
The Brazilian dynamo is undoubtedly one of the biggest talents in the world, and earned himself a big money move to the Serie A club earlier this summer. Diego has impressed at Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga, scoring 38 goals in his three year spell at the club. He is a highly talented attacking midfielder, and should relish the chance to take on the Italian League with his new club Juventus around players like Alessandro Del Piero and Amauri.
Lisandro Lopez FC Porto to Lyon (€24m)
The Argentinian striker joined French giants Lyon this summer for an enormous €24m, a move that has slipped under the radar of many people. After joining Porto, he became a key player and scored 49 goals during his time at the club. Lisandro made an immediate impression at Lyon, scoring on his league debut against Le Mans last weekend to earn them a 2-2 draw.
Mario Gomez VfB Stuttgart to Bayern Munich (€30m)
When you score 35 goals in one season, you’re going to attract attention from big clubs and after a fantastic season at Stuttgart, Munich spent €30m on bringing Germany’s newest star striker to the Allianz Arena. It may seem a lot, but the big striker’s goal scoring ability will be a welcome addition to that of Luca Toni and Miroslav Klose.
Yoann Gourcuff AC Milan to Bordeaux (€13.7m)
After beginning his career at French club Rennes, Yoann was linked to a number of top European clubs and moved to Italian giants AC Milan in 2006 for just over €3million, but his playing time was insufficient and after two years of sitting on the bench he moved to Bordeaux on loan. Last year Gourcuff played 37 games for the French side, and scored 12 goals earning him a €13.7m permanent move this summer. The 23-year-old is regarded as one of the top French talents around – and has already netted twice in the Ligue Un campaign which kicked off last weekend.
Felipe Melo Fiorentina to Juventus (€25m)
The Brazilian centre midfielder has already established himself in the national side after an impressive spell at Italian side Fiorentina. Melo is a big holding midfielder, expected to follow in the footsteps of Dunga and Mauro Silva at next year’s World Cup in the heart of Brazil’s midfield. Juventus spent €25m on bringing the tough man to the Stadio Olimpico.