Winter Transfer Window, Deadline Day : It’s the Final Countdown !


Hello, everyone, here’s at last this Winter’s Window, final countdown, report.

Signings :

Some signings are happy ever after, but some others …(bitter tears or star tantrums, included):

New Niçois signing, Hatem ben Arfa, is unhappy; his lawyer, Maître Jean-Jacques Bertrand declared that after the last reject of his case by the administrative justice, the player is going to break the contract binding him to OGC Nice. Furious of not being  able to play  in Ligue 1(or anywhere else,) the Frenchman is thinking of stopping his professional career.

Sampdoria’s Genoa new “big star” signing from Everton, Samuel Eto’o, already made a big impression! No, not on the pitch, but refusing to finish the day’s training( double, because of the club’s recent loss vs Torino, 5-1)

The 33 year player, left the training centre, without informing the coaching staff… too tired to train, or because he wants to leave the Italian club, as rumors go ?

After some Ups and Downs, on André Schürrle’s transfer price, the 24-year-old, from Chelsea is now officially, a Wolfsburg player, for an estimated 32 M Euros transfer fee.

Tottenham’s and Benoît Assou-Ekotto’s love/hate story is now ended; the player has been released from his contract with the club and he’s free to seek new adventures.

Derby County, have a new loanee: Tom Ince (Hull City), until the end of the season without any buying option.

Montpellier Herault FC (Ligue 1) have now, a new recruit, Sebastien Wüthrich; the Swiss defender, signed a three and a-half year contract( fee undisclosed).

Sunderland’s midfielder Cabral, has left the club, by mutual consent.

Dele Alli(MK Dons) joined Tottenham Hotspur on a five-and-a-half year contract until 2020 and has been loaned back to MK Dons, for the remaining of the campaign.

Southampton FC( Premier League), announce that they had completed a deadline day sign, Filip Djuricic from Mayence.

Manchester’s United winger, Marnick Vermijl, aged 23, has joined Sheffield,(fee undisclosed ).

Liverpool’s Shevi Ojo, on loan to Wigan Athletic, until the end of the season.

Another signing for AC Milan; defender Gabriel Paletta, signed a three and a-half year contract.

FC Juventus announce the arrival from Genoa, of former bianconero, Alessandro Matri, aged 30.

Colombian forward, Victor Ibarbo, has joined Serie’s A, La Roma, from Cagliari,  transfer fee undisclosed, but Italian medias understand 14-15 M Euros.

FC Porto, announce the arrival of young prodigy, Hernani, from Vitoria Guimaraes.

After refusing Internazionale’s proposition, FC Porto, loaned  International defender( Portugal) Rolando, aged 29, to Belgium’s Anderlecht.

Juventus advanced Sebastian Giovinco’s departure to his new club, Toronto FC. The 27-year-old, will leave immediately the ‘Old Lady” and will join his new club, thus making him the second best MLS wages, behind Brazilian star, Kaka (Orlando City FC).

AS Monaco’s Lucas Ocampo’s got loaned to Ligue 1 Marseille, just a few minutes before the Window ‘s closing.

Tottenham’s winger, Aaron Lennon, aged 27, joined Everton on loan, until the end of the season.

So, that’s all folks, but don’t worry; Summer Transfer Window, is around the corner( yes, it is!): more rumors, good/bad news and maybe some surprises ? Till then, Vive le Football !





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