The longest transfer window of the calendar year is underway, and with it comes a lot of excitement.
After a year spent figuring out the strengths and weaknesses of the squad thanks to the January transfer window, clubs now have a lot more time to scout and negotiate with players who could strengthen the squad.
So which players are traveling to another club? Here’s everything you need to know about the transfer window and major league deals:
What is the transfer window?
Unlike the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL, acquiring new talent for football clubs works a little differently. The summer transfer window usually lasts from mid-June to September 1, depending on the league.
During this period, clubs try to acquire players from another club through a transfer fee, loan or loan-to-buy option. A transfer fee indicates a permanent change of club, while a loan is basically a club borrowing a player for a short term (summer to January or January to summer), a full year or two years. complete. Transfer fees are agreed between clubs, which are separate from the contract the club pays the player to have them on the team’s books.
A loan-to-buy option allows teams to agree on a fixed price that would allow the borrowing club to enter into a permanent deal on the player after the loan term ends. Another option is a free transfer. When a player’s contract expires that summer and no extension has been agreed, another club can step in and sign that player to a new contract without paying a transfer fee to the parent club.
How many transfer windows are there?
There are two transfer windows in total. In addition to the summer one, there is also the January transfer window which allows for mid-season acquisitions, although this is a time when fewer deals are made due to match scheduling, travel and other obstacles that make negotiations more difficult.
MLS, however, has its season at a different time than Europe’s major leagues. MLS also has two transfer windows: the main window which ran from February 10 to May 4 and the secondary window which will begin in July.
When does the transfer window open?
All major leagues have varying transfer window opening dates, although deals have already been officially confirmed by some clubs. The deals won’t be confirmed by the leagues until July 1. Here is the official opening date of the transfer window for the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1:
- Premier League: opens June 10 and ends September 1 at 6 p.m. ET
- La Liga: Opens July 1 and ends September 1 at 6 p.m. ET
- Serie A: Opens July 1 and ends September 1
- Bundesliga: Opens July 1 and ends September 1 at 12 p.m. ET
- Ligue 1: starts June 10 and ends September 1 at 6 p.m. ET
As mentioned above, MLS has a secondary summer transfer window that runs from July 7 to August 4, with the regular season ending on October 9.
Which players have been transferred to a new club?
Transfers have already been plentiful in the major leagues, and there will only be more on the horizon. Here is a list of big-name football players who have started a new chapter in their professional careers during the 2022 transfer window (all transfer fees via transfer market):
ST Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City – $82.5 million
AD Federico Chiesa – Fiorentina to Juventus – $44 million
LB Nuno Mendes – Sporting CP to Paris Saint-Germain – $41.8 million
CAD Brenden Aaronson – RB Salzburg at Leeds United – $36.1 million
CB Diego Carlos – Sevilla to Aston Villa – $34.1 million
ST Karim Adeyemi – RB Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund – $33 million
CB Niklas Süle – Bayern Munich to Borussia Dortmund – free transfer
CB Antonio Rüdiger – Chelsea to Real Madrid – free transfer
MG/LWB Ivan Perisic – Inter Milan to Tottenham – free transfer
ST Joaquin Correa – Lazio to Inter Milan – $25.9 million
CB Nico Schlotterbeck – SC Freiburg to Borussia Dortmund – $22 million
CAM Philippe Coutinho – FC Barcelona to Aston Villa – $22 million
CM Matteo Guendouzi – Arsenal to Marseille – $12.1 million
HOM Boubacar Kamara – Marseille to Aston Villa – free transfer
CB Giorgio Chiellini – Juventus to FC Los Angeles – free transfer
LW Lorenzo Insigne – Napoli to Toronto FC – free transfer
ST Adam Hlozek – Sparta Prague to Bayern Leverkusen – $14.3 million
RB Noussair Mazraoui – AFC Ajax to Bayern Munich – free transfer
LB Matt Targett – Aston Villa to Newcastle United – $19.2 million
LW Hee-chan Hwang – RB Leipzig to Wolverhampton – $18.3 million
LW Jeremiah Boga – Sassuolo to Atalanta BC – $24.2 million
LW Jayden Braaf– Manchester City to Borussia Dortmund – free transfer
GK Matt Turner – New England Revolution to Arsenal – $7 million
RB Rasmus Kristensen – RB Salzburg to Leeds United – $13.2 million
CAM Fabio Carvalho – Fulham to Liverpool – $6.4 million
HOM André Zambo Anguissa – Fulham to Napoli – $16.5 million
RW Douglas Costa – Juventus to LA Galaxy – free transfer
CM Hector Herrera – Atlético Madrid to Houston Dynamo – free transfer
GK Robin Olsen – Roma to Aston Villa – $3.8 million
GK Fraser Forster – Southampton to Tottenham – free transfer
ST Alexandre Lacazette – Arsenal to Lyon – free transfer
ST Divock Original – Liverpool to AC Milan – free transfer