Best transferred XI of the 2019 summer so far
The European transfer window is approaching its business end, but it has already seen a lot of big money transfers and dramas. There are a few more rumours which are keeping the fans in suspense.
Before any further moves are made, here is a look at the best XI made up of players who have switched to new clubs so far this season:
Norberto Murara Neto joined Barcelona as a backup keeper for Marc-André ter Stegen. The Brazilian made a move to the Catalan giants for a fee of €26m plus €9m in add-ons. He switched positions with Jasper Cillessen, who left Barcelona to join Valencia.
Lucas Hernandez is one of the top defenders who is expected to make great strides in the future. Having spent five fruitful seasons at Atletico Madrid, the 23-year-old joined the German Champions Bayern Munich for a record fee of €80 million.
Matthijs de Ligt was the player with the highest demand when the transfer window opened. Almost all the big clubs in Europe were interested in him at some point or the other.
Despite being a teenager, De Ligt led the young Ajax side to the Champions League semi-final last year. He joined his childhood idol Ronaldo at Juventus for €75 million.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka joined Manchester United for £45 million, with another £5 million in bonuses. After attracting the attention of big clubs with his performances in Crystal Palace, Wan-Bissaka was seeking a bigger club to make his mark. United signed him to replace former captain Antonio Valencia.
Ferland Mendy joined Real Madrid from Lyon for a fee potentially rising to €55 million. After a disastrous season, Real Madrid have been busy in the transfer market this year. Mendy will compete with Marcelo for a place in starting lineup; it will be interesting to see who Zinedine Zidane prefers in big matches.