UEFA Europa League 2020/21 Squad Changes: Ajax's Top Signing Excluded Due to Administrative Error

2021-02-08 Football

The UEFA Europa League round of 32 shall begin next week. All the qualified teams plus 8 additional team from Champions League have handed over their squad changes for the next round on February, 2. Each team is allowed to register three new eligible names. The cup-tied rules is no longer applied regardless their previous teams’ competition. Yet, it is still a long and winding road to Gdansk, Poland, where this year’s final takes place.

Arsenal, Club Brugge and Glasgow Rangers crossed out the most names, with six players excluded from the each team squad. Yet, the most shocking one came from Ajax. The Dutch top leader reportedly made an administrative error by missing out their most notable new signing this month, Sebastian Haller, while registering their squad changes this week. It is definitely a devastating news for the Ivorian striker who has hoped to play in continental competition. Here is the complete list for the entire qualified teams:

Ajax:

In: Ousama Idrissi (Sevilla, loan)

Out: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Victor Jensen (Nordsjælland, loan)

Antwerp

In: Felipe Avanetti (Standard Liège, loan), Didier Lamkel Zé, Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham, loan)

Out: Cristian Benavente (Charleroi, loan), Simen Juklerød, Benson Manuel (Zwolle, loan)

Arsenal

In: Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Ødegaard (Real Madrid, loan), Mat Ryan (Brighton, loan)

Out: Sead Kolašinac (Schalke, loan), Matt Macey (Hibernian), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (West Brom, loan), Shkodran Mustafi (Schalke), Joe Willock (Newcastle, loan), Rúnar Rúnarsson

Benfica

In: Branimir Kalaica, Lucas Veríssimo (Santos)

Out: Ferro (Valencia, loan), Jean-Clair Tobido (end of loan)

Braga

In: Cristián Borja (Sporting CP), Andraž Šporar (Sporting CP, loan), Lucas Piazón (Chelsea)

Out: Paulinho (Sporting CP), Guilherme Schettine (UD Almería, loan), Iuri Medeiros

Club Brugge

In: Bas Dost (Eintracht Frankfurt), Nabil Dirar (Fenerbahçe, loan), Stefano Denswil (Bologna, loan)

Out: Krépin Diatta (Monaco), Siebe Schrijvers (Leuven), Emmanuel Dennis (Köln), Simon Deli (Slavia Praha, loan), Michael Krmenčík (PAOK, loan), Siebe Schrijvers (OH Leuven)

Crvena zvezda 5-1

In: Filippo Falco (Lecce), Axel Bakayoko (Internazionale), Slavoljub Srnić (released)

Out: Veljko Simić (Vojvodina), Srdjan Spiridonović (Gençlerbirliği, loan), Richmond Boakye (released)

Dinamo Zagreb

In: Marijan Čabraja (Gorica), Josip Mišić, Stefan Ristovski (Sporting CP)

Out: Mario Ćuže (Lokomotiva, loan), Roko Jurišić (Rijeka), Josip Šutalo (Istra, loan)

Dynamo Kyiv

In: Artem Besedin, Sidcley

Out: Heorhii Tsitaishvili (Vorskla, loan), Clayton

Granada

In: none

Out: none

Hoffenheim

In: Georginio Rutter (Rennes), Chris Richards (Bayern, loan)

Out: João Klauss (Standard Liège, loan), Jacob Bruun Larsen (Anderlecht, loan)

Krasnodar

In: Denis Adamov, Aleksei Ionov

Out: Maksim Kutovoi, Andrei Sinitsin (released)

Leicester

In: Daniel Amartey

Out: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Luton, loan), Wes Morgan

Leverkusen

In: Demarai Gray (Leicester), Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Manchester United), Jeremie Frimpong (Celtic)

Out: Santiago Arias, Julian Baumgartlinger, Lennart Grill

LOSC

In: none

Out: Fadiga Ouattara (Valencia, loan), Cheikh Niasse (Panathnaikos), Adama Soumaoro (Bologna)

Maccabi Tel-Aviv

In: André Geraldes (APOEL), Uroš Nikolić, Matan Hozez

Out: Roslan Barsky (Hapoel Haifa, loan), Ben Bitton, Ronen Hanzis (Beitar Tel-Aviv, loan), Tal Torgeman

Manchester United

In: Nathan Bishop, Amad Diallo (Atalanta), Phil Jones

Out: Facundo Pellistri (Alaves, loan), Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Leverkusen), Jesse Lingard (West Ham, loan), Odion Ighalo (end of loan)

AC Milan

In: Mario Mandžukić (free agent), Soualiho Meïté (Torino, loan), Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea, loan)

Out: Léo Duarte (İstanbul Başakşehir, loan), Andrea Conti (Parma, loan), Lorenzo Colombo (Cremonese, loan), Mateo Musacchio (Lazio), Jens Petter Hauge

Molde

In: Emil Breivik, David Datro Fofana (Angers, loan), Björn Sigurdsson (Lillestrøm)

Out: Henry Wingo (Ferencváros), Leke James (al-Qadisiyah), Mattias Moström (released)

Napoli

In: None

Out: None

Olympiacos

In: Kenny Lala (Strasbourg), Oleg Reabciuk (Paços Ferreira), Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Arsenal)

Out: Pape Abou Cissé (St-Étienne, loan), Hilal Soudani (Al-Fateh), Bruno (Aris), Pêpê (Famalicão, loan), Rúben Vinagre (end of loan)

PSV

In: Erick Gutiérrez, Fredrik Oppegård, Dante Rigo

Out: Djenairo Daniels, Kristófer Kristinsson, Rico Zeegers (Maastricht, loan), Jorrit Hendrix (Spartak Moskva)

Glasgow Rangers

In: Jack Simpson (Bournemouth), Scott Wright (Aberdeen)

Out: Brandon Barker (Oxford, loan), Nicky Hogarth (Cowdenbeath, loan), Dapo Mebude (Queen of the South, loan), Cameron Palmer (Linfield), Jack Thomson (Clyde, loan), Ben Williamson (Arbroath, loan)

Real Sociedad

In: Carlos Fernández (Sevilla)

Out: Willian José (Wolves, loan)

Roma

In: Daniel Fuzato, Stephan El Shaarawy (free agent)

Out: Federico Fazio, Juan Jesus

Salzburg

In: Nico Mantl (Unterhaching), Bernardo (Brighton, loan), Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia)

Out: Dominik Szoboszlai (Leipzig), Masaya Okugawa (Bielefeld, loan), Jérôme Onguéné (Genoa, loan), Majeed Ashimeru (Anderlecht, loan)

Shakhtar Donetsk

In: none

Out: Alexander Drambayev (Mariupol), Viktor Kovalenko (Atalanta), Vladyslav Vakula (Mariupol, loan)

Slavia Praha

In: Alexander Bah (SonderyskE), Simon Deli (Club Brugge, loan), Jakub Hromada

Out: Petar Musa (Union Berlin, loan), Ondřej Karafiát (Liberec, loan), Tomáš Malinský (Mladá Boleslav, loan)

Tottenham

In: Marcel Lavinier

Out: Cameron Carter-Vickers (Bournemouth, loan), Jack Clarke (Stoke, loan)

Villarreal

In: Étienne Capoue (Watford), Hassan Haissem, Andrei Rațiu

Out: Soufiane Chakla (Getafe, loan), Vicente Iborra, Takefusa Kubo (end of loan)

Wolfsberg

In: Gustav Henriksson (Elfsborg), Thorsten Röcher (Ingolstadt)

Out: Marc Andre Schmerböck (Hartberg), Marko Soldo

Young Boys

In: none

Out: Nicolas Bürgy (Paderborn, loan), Léo Seydoux (Westerlo), Taulant Seferi (KF Tirana, loan)