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5 European transfers you may have missed this week

5 European transfers you may have missed this week It has been a quiet week on the continent this week, with all attention being focused on the signing of Jack Grealish and the announcement that Lionel Messi will leave Barcelona.

Amidst the melee however, 101 take a look at five European transfers that you may have missed this week.

Nicolas Gonzalez joins Fiorentina Serie A side Fiorentina have strengthened their attack with the signing of Argentinian winger Nicolas Gonzalez.

Off the back of winning the Copa America with Argentina, Nicolas Gonzalez has joined Fiorentina from Stuttgart. This via Fiorentina’s Twitter. pic.twitter.com/DymG4ET1Sh

— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) August 2, 2021

Gonzalez, 23 years old, joins the club from Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart, for whom he made 45 appearances, scoring 8 times. The reported fee is in the region of 21 million pounds, as per transfermarkt.com,

Jean Lucas moves to Monaco Lyon’s departures this summer have continued as Brazilian midfielder Jean Lucas has joined AS Monaco on a permanent deal.

Official. Jean Lucas joins AS Monaco on a permanent deal from OL, done deal and paperworks signed today. #ASMonaco

Next step: official announcement for Myron Boadu, done deal with AZ Alkmaar and contract signed until 2026. He’s joining Monaco too.

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 2, 2021

Lucas hardly featured for Lyon at the beginning of the season, making a paltry 8 appearances, lasting a combined 166 minutes, by January. As a result, he spent the second half of last season on loan with Stade Brest, for whom he turned out 16 times, getting 3 assists in the process.

His performances in Ligue 1 have prompted Monaco to raid their French side for his services, reportedly paying 10 million pounds in order to get the deal done.

Javi Galan joins Celta Vigo It was surprising that more interest did not materialise in Huesca’s Javi Galan. Only Lionel Messi completed more dribbles than the Spaniard last time out in La Liga, even more impressive when you consider that Galan is a left-back by trade.

Defensive masterclass from Javi Galan in #LaLigaSantander 20/21! ️

@SDHuesca pic.twitter.com/hG5qDoWcap

— LaLiga English (@LaLigaEN) July 30, 2021

Comfortable on the left side of a back five or a back four, Huesca’s relegation meant that the Spaniard had a release clause of just 3.5 million euros (3 million pounds). Despite alleged interest from Leeds United, it is Celta Vigo that have snapped up the 26-year-old, tying him to a five-year contract.

¡Javi Galán ya es celeste! El lateral zurdo será jugador del RC Celta hasta 2026. ¡Bienvenido! #BenvidoGalán

Javi Galán xa é celeste! O lateral zurdo será xogador do RC Celta ata 2026. Benvido! #BenvidoGalán#RCCelta #JaviGalán

— RC Celta (@RCCelta) July 31, 2021

It could prove very astute business.

Atalanta sign Merih Demiral While Tottenham confirmed the signing of Atalanta’s Cristian Romero yesterday, Atalanta wasted no time in sourcing a replacement for the Argentine defender. The replacement that they opted for comes in the form of Juventus and Turkey defender Merih Demiral, who joins the club on loan with an option to buy.

New challenge, new goals. Forza @Atalanta_BC pic.twitter.com/mpJ5IhYp09

— Merih Demiral (@Merihdemiral) August 6, 2021

As per transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, the deal will reach 30 million euros if the buy option is triggered. It is the second time that Atalanta have turned to the Turin club for defensive reinforcements in as many years, with Romero also joining initially on loan from the Old Lady before joining Tottenham this summer.

Could Demiral be as successful?

Claudinho completes Russia switch Finally, Brazilian Claudinho has moved to Europe from his native country, joining Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg.

We are delighted to announce we’ve reached a deal for Olympic gold medalist Claudinho! https://t.co/8jFtriGBVy pic.twitter.com/5lmdruXAHQ

— FC Zenit in English✨ (@fczenit_en) August 7, 2021


The attacking midfielder caught the eye at the Olympic games, where he appeared six times on his way to helping Brazil win gold. It is thought that Zenit paid just shy of 14 million pounds to acquire the creator from Red Bull Bragantino in the Brazilian Serie A, as they look to win their fourth Russian league title on the bounce.

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