Football Updates : Transfers and Extensions
Alexandre Lacazette have finally completed a move to Arsenal for a reported 46.5 million with ad ons that could lead the fee rise up to 55 million, this has broken the club record signing previously held by Mesut Ozil for 42.5 million. The player added: “Throughout my childhood and thanks to Arsenal’s former striker Thierry Henry and other French players, I always dreamed of playing for this club so that dream has been fulfilled.
Lionel Messi has renewed his contract with his boyhood club Barcelona till 2021 where he is from when he was 13 and amid rumours of him moving to Manchester City or having fallout with the administration have been put to sleep. Messi have decided to stay with Barcelona and a buyout clause of staggering 300 million is positioned in the contract.
Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham has signed a contract extension with the club and has been loaned to Swansea City. He scored 26 goals for a Bristol City side that struggled to avoid relegation from the Championship last season, and impressed for England Under-21s as they reached the semi-finals of the European Championships this summer. Abraham had previously worked with Swansea boss Paul Clement at Stamford Bridge, and the head coach’s links to the Blues would have played a part in his decision.
Inter are interested in signing Andreas Christensen Corriere dello Sport report. The Danish defender, who has just returned to Chelsea following a 2 year loan with Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach. In the past two seasons, the 21 year old centre back made a grand total of 82 appearances, rarely missing a game during his time at Borussia Park.
Christensen will cost the Nerazzurri in excess of 17 million as Gladbach saw an offer of 17 million rejected, as they looked to redeem him following what was a fruitful spell with the club. Space is expected to be limited for Christensen at Chelsea, who has David Luiz, Gary Cahill and possibly Antonio Rudiger, should the Blues complete the signing of the German, ahead of him in the pecking order.
Former Real Madrid Pepe has joined Besiktas on a 3 year deal after being released by Madrid last month, he was rumoured to have received offers from couple of European clubs including PSG but he choose to join Besiktas.