International prospect Niels Nkonkou has left Saint-Etienne to commit to a five-year deal until 2028 with Eintracht Frankfurt, the German club announced, thus strengthening their defensive line just hours before the end of the market.
The 22-year-old left-back joined ASSE in January 2023, and made 21 appearances for the Greens in the second division during the second half of the season. He scored six goals and provided eight assists.
Reguilon on loan to United
Spanish defender Sergio Reguilon has joined Manchester United on loan, coach Erik ten Haag confirmed on Friday ahead of the English club’s official announcement. Reguilon is “here, he has trained” and is available for Sunday’s trip to Arsenal in the league, the technician told a press conference.
The Red Devils have signed the 26-year-old Spain international to fill a void at left-back. According to the Daily Mail, injured regular starter Luke Shaw will be out for ten weeks, and hospitalized student Tyrell Malacia has also not played this season.
Reguilon is under contract with Tottenham, who already loaned him to Atlético Madrid last season, where he played sparingly (11 La Liga matches) due to injuries and competition. Ten Haag commented, “He has a lot of experience, he has played for big clubs, played a lot of matches in La Liga and the Premier League.” “We had problems with Shaw and Malaysia and I think we reacted very well to this emergency,” he said.
Fati in Brighton
FC Barcelona have announced the signing of 20-year-old Spanish international striker Ansu Fati on a one-season loan to Brighton, England. FC Barcelona wrote in a brief press release that the two clubs “have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Annu Fati until June 30, 2024”, specifying that there was no option to buy. The young Spanish player had been searching for playing time since the arrival of Xavi Hernandez.
Since the start of the season, the 20-year-old has been a substitute player in Barca’s first three league matches, even as the new gem in Barca’s history and now the youngest player, Lamine Yamal, or the Moroccan youth Even after seeing the player Abde, he has gone ahead of him in the hierarchy.
“It is a very good step for us. I’m sure Anu will help us achieve new goals and we can help him get back where he belongs,” said Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi. Since the start of the season, Brighton have won the Premier League. has continued to shake up the hierarchy and is in a group with Olympique de Marseille and Ajax Amsterdam in the Europa League.
Lenglet returns to the Premier League
After a season at Tottenham, French defender Clement Lenglet has remained in England with a new loan spell, this time at Aston Villa, announced FC Barcelona, with whom he is under contract. There is no purchase option included in the transaction, the Spanish club said.
The 28-year-old France international (15 caps) is coming off a fairly full season with Tottenham, having made 26 Premier League appearances and seven Champions League appearances. Aston Villa were on the lookout for a centre-back after Tyrone Mings suffered a serious knee injury in the Premier League game against Newcastle. Powered English International has been unavailable for several months.
In Birmingham, Lenglet found other French internationals Lucas Digne, Boubacar Kamara and Moussa Diaby, who arrived from Bayer Leverkusen this summer.
After an opening 5–1 defeat to Newcastle, Aston Villa rallied in the league against Everton (4–0) and Burnley (3–1). The team led by Unai Emery also qualified for the Europa League Conference after defeating Scottish Hibernians in the play-offs (5–0 and then 3–0).
Manchester City confirm the arrival of Matheus Nunes
Manchester City have confirmed the signing of Portuguese midfielder Mathias Nunes (25) for a five-season deal, believing the former Wolverhampton talent will “bring new dynamism” to the current English and European champions. Wolves coach Gary O’Neill had already revealed the upcoming transfer on Thursday after being disappointed that the Portugal international (11 caps) skipped training to force his departure.
Manchester City’s fourth summer signing after Josco Guardiol, Mateo Kovacic and Jeremy Docu bolsters a midfield weakened by Ilkay Gundogan’s move to Barca and Kevin De Bruyne, who has been unavailable for several months.
“He has real quality and he will bring a new dynamism to this team. He is a player capable of making passes that penetrate the defence, he can dribble opponents and he is technically excellent,” commented Mancunian club Tixiki Begiristen’s sporting director.
According to the English press, the Nationals spent 53 million pounds, or about 62 million euros, to recruit the midfielder, who was a great architect of Wolves’ maintenance last season. He was signed by Wolverhampton for a five-year deal in August 2022, with an offer of €45 million (plus up to €5 million in bonuses) to Sporting, with whom he had been champions of Portugal in 2021.
Nuno Tavares on loan at Nottingham Forest
Portuguese left-back Nuno Tavares, who was one of Marseille’s starting players last season, has been loaned to Nottingham Forest for a season, his club Arsenal have announced. The 23-year-old, under contract with the Gunners until 2025, comes off a full season at OM with 39 appearances, including 31 in the French league, and six goals. Focusing on attack, able to score efforts in the left lane, his performances sometimes lacked regularity.
Tavares joins Arsenal from Benfica in July 2021. For his first season in London, he made 28 appearances in all competitions. His loan could result in a permanent transfer at the end of the season.
“Forest is a historic club that has won two European Cups (Champions Club Cup in 1979 and 1980, ed) and I am really happy to be a part of it. “I am delighted to be in the best league in the world, the Premier League, and I am grateful to Forest for giving me the opportunity,” said Nottingham’s new number 3. Promoted in 2022, Forest are 14th in the Premier League after three games without a win.
Nice loaned Bilal Brahimi to Brest and replaced him with Aliu Balde
The club announced that Nice have loaned 23-year-old Algerian striker Bilal Brahimi to Brest, as well as signing Senegalese striker from Lausanne Aliu Balde, 20, until June 2028. Arriving in January 2022 from Angers to the Côte d’Azur for a €7 million transfer, Bilal Brahimi has never won at Nice, where he has played 54 games and scored 5 goals in all competitions, and where he is under contract until June . 2026.
At 23, the Algerian international wished he had got a little more playing time this season than he did at Nice. His loan to Brest does not come with a potential purchase option. To replace him, Nice have banked on Eliu Balde, who excelled in the second half of last season (14 matches and 5 goals) with Swiss club Lausanne-Sport, whom he helped to promote to the first division. Was.
This season, Balde has already scored two goals in five matches with Lausanne, a club also belonging to Ineos Galaxy, which is the majority shareholder of OGC Nice. Balde signed a five-year contract with Nice, and, according to various sources familiar with the matter, his transfer will amount to 2.5 million euros.
Leonardo Bonucci commits to Union Berlin
Italian international defender Leonardo Bonucci (36), European champion in 2021 with Nazionale, has signed with Union Berlin and will compete in the Champions League this season, Union announced in a press release. Leonardo Bonucci is under contract with Juventus Turin until the summer of 2024, where he has spent the majority of his career (12 seasons from 2010 to 2023, playing at AC Milan in the 2017/18 season) before returning to Juve.
The Berlin club does not specify the duration of the contract, but the bi-weekly kicker talks of one season under the union colours. “Going abroad for the first time in my career is something special for me. At Union, I have the opportunity to continue playing at the highest level and to help the team with my experience in three tough competitions,” Bonucci explained.
He won the Italian league nine times, once with Inter Milan (2005/06) and eight times with Juve (from 2011/12 to 2019/20). With Turin, he played in two Champions League finals, losing to FC Barcelona (2015) and Real Madrid (2017).
Palmer moves to Chelsea from City
Promising England winger Cole Palmer (21), banned from competing at Manchester City, has signed a seven-season deal with Chelsea as a substitute, the London club announced on Friday. According to English media, the amount of the transfer, which has not been disclosed, is 2.5 million pounds with 40 possible bonuses, which could increase the check to around 50 million euros.
With Palmer, Chelsea have passed the €500 million mark spent this summer. The Blues, who are by far the biggest spenders in Europe since the arrival of American owner Todd Bohli in May 2022, have pumped in more than a billion pounds in three transfer windows. “I joined Chelsea because I like the project and for that opportunity I will try to showcase my talent. It’s a young and hungry team and I hope we can do special things here,” the England U23 international was quoted as saying by his new club.
Used on the right wing, Palmer took advantage of Riyad Mahrez’s move to Saudi Arabia to gain playing time at the start of the season with City. He scored against Arsenal (1–1, lost on penalties) in the Community Shield and against Sevilla FC in the European Super Cup (1–1, won on penalties). But Pep Guardiola has used it sparingly in the league.