The transfer deals on a last minute in Premier League and La Liga this week had brought a couple of big names, both on the players and the teams. The late shock return of Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann to Old Trafford and Wanda Metropolitano marked the deals closure before the deadline.


Premier League is still one of the busiest in the summer transfer window till the end. Apart from CR7’s return to the side which brought him to stardom, there were some other well-known names involved in the late deals. Atletico’s versatile man Saul Niguez, who had been rumoured to be apart of the switch plan for Griezmann and Barcelona, eventually moved to Stamford Bridge on loan. He is a great addition for Thomas Tuchel’s squad due to his versatility in the midfield role and even playing wide when necessary. The Blues only spent  ₤5 million for his loan fee. Some other notable names in the late transfer in English top flight are Japanese centre back who was in form during the Olympic games, Takahiro Tomiyasu. He took the chance to join the Gunners who spent ₤18.60 million for signing him from Bologna, French and Welsh international Kurt Zouma and Daniel James who switched sides from Chelsea and Manchester United to West Ham and Leeds United respectively. Here are some other noteworthy names in the late deals.


IN/BETWEEN

- Nikola Vlasic    CSKA Moscow    to West Ham              €30 million

- Alex Kral        Spartak Moscow    to West Ham              loan

- M Sissoko        Tottenham        to Watford            €3.50 million

- Emerson Royal    Barcelona        to Tottenham            € 25 million

- Ozan Kabak        Liverpool/Schalke    to Norwich            loan

- Solomon Rondon    Dalian L Pro         to Everton            free

- Odsonne Edouard    Celtic            to Crystal Palace        €16.30 million

- Maxine Cornet    Lyon            to Burnley            € 15 million

- Aaron Lennon    Kayserispor        to Burnley            free

- Marc Cucurella    Getafe            to Brighton            € 18 million

OUT

- Xerdan Shaqiri    Liverpool        to Lyon            € 6 million

- Mitchy Batsuayi    Chelsea        to Besiktas            loan

- Reiss Nelson     Arsenal        to Feyenoord            loan


In La Liga 2021/22, the departure of Leo Messi and Barcelona’s financial crisis seem to be giving a domino effect to the Catalan side. A number of big names were involved in the last minute deals. Antoine Griezmann’s return was quite a shock since he should have had a freer role in Koeman’s line up. Yet, perhaps the financial issue with the wage cut was the one which pushed him to the exit. Apparently, he was not the only one who had to leave Camp Nou. Emerson Royal and Miralem Pjanic were the next ones. They headed to Spurs and Besiktas. Some other big names who left La Liga are Saul Niguez and Alvaro Odriozola who left Madrid to Chelsea and Fiorentina. In return, La Liga surprisingly welcome new well-known names such as Eduard Camavinga, Radamel Falcao, Javier Pastore, and Shkodran Mustafi. The former Rennes youngster is one of the most high rated talents which has been the target of big teams since last season. The midfielder eventually opt for Los Blancos for his next destination to shine as well as develop his skill and mentality. Meanwhile, the other three names might no longer be at their peak but their experience could be something they can offer for better rivalry in the Spanish top flight which enters the new era without Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Here are some other notable late transfer.


IN/BETWEEN

- Mathias Cunha        Hertha Berlin        to Atletico Madrid        €30 million

- Luuk de Jong        Sevilla            to Barcelona             loan

- Rafa Mir            Huesca/Wolves    to Sevilla             €16 million

- Thomas Delaney        Dortmund        to Sevilla             € 6 million

- Ludwig Augustinsson    Werder Bremen    to Sevilla            €5.50 million

- Alexander Sorloth        RB Leipzig         to Real Sociedad        loan

- William Jose         Sociedad        to Real Betis            loan

- Hector Bellerin        Arsenal        to Real Betis            loan

- Skhodran Mustafi        Schalke        to Levante            free

- Lee Kang-In            Valencia        to Mallorca            free

- Javier Pastore        AS Roma        to Elche            free

- Dario Benedetto        Marseille        to Elche                           free

- Radamel Falcao        Galatasaray        to Rayo Vallecano        free

OUT

- Marc Cucurella        Getafe            to Brighton            €18 million

- Miralem Pjanic        Barcelona        to Besiktas            loan