The summer transfer window was officially opened on Thursday, May 16, in England paving way for clubs to splash huge money on reinforcing ahead of the 2019/20 season.
Close to a month later, the football world has already witnessed pulsating and sensational transfer businesses.
From small-money deals to pre-contract agreements, the transfer window has already lived up to its billing.
Breaking: Real Madrid signs Eden Hazard from Chelsea. pic.twitter.com/0DIHOJvKTt
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 7, 2019
Eden Hazard’s summer move to Real Madrid in a five-year deal that could rise to £150m has been touted as the biggest deal so far this summer.
GM brings you nine others that have set the bar:
10. Karem Demirbay – £24million (Hoffenheim to Leverkusen)
The creative midfielder had initially been linked with a move to the Premier League, with both Tottenham and Arsenal showing interest.
However, Demirba is now set to join Bundesliga side, Bayer Leverkusen, to replace outgoing Julian Brandt.
According to Turkish Football, Liverpool have spoken to Karem Demirbay’s agent about a January move to LFC. The 25 year old attacking midfielder is rumoured to have a £28m release clause in his current contract. pic.twitter.com/hDJyFmNP4n
— LFC TRANSFER GUY (@lfctransfershq) October 17, 2018
9. Thorgan Hazard – £30million (Monchengladbach to Borussia Dortmund)
Thorgan, a younger brother to Eden was among the Hazard brothers who have made a big money move.
His impressive form last season that saw him net 10 goals and create 10 others at Monchengladbach, thereby emerging a hot prospect in the Bundesliga.
All of the Hazard brothers have made moves this summer:
• Eden: 🏴 Chelsea ➡️ Real Madrid 🇪🇸
• Thorgan: 🇩🇪 Monchengladbach ➡️ BVB 🇩🇪
• Kylian: 🏴 Chelsea ➡️ Cercle Brugge 🇧🇪 pic.twitter.com/QAWq1zupsY
— Eden Hazard (@VamosHazard) June 11, 2019
Dortmund eventually managed to lure him to Signal Iduna Park and will now form part of the club’s talented attackline next season.
8. Raul Jimenez – £30million (Benfica to Wolves)
Premier League side, Wolverhampton Wanderers initially signed the star forward on loan from Benfica with a view of making the deal permanent.
His spectacular form in his maiden season in the Premier League saw him notch 13 league goals and bag seven assists.
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