Football Transfers – June 2009

In Football, Transfer on June 29, 2009 at 08:49

By Joe,

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As many domestic leagues are preparing for the new season, many European clubs are heavily investing in new players to strengthen their squad. Record signing has been broken once again and Real Madrid have been dominating the headlines.

Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid – £80 million

World most expensive player, Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to play for Real Madrid for the next 6 years. He leaves Manchester United after playing 292 games for them, winning 1 Champions League title, three Premiership title, one FA cup, two League Cups and one Fifa Club World Cup. He was bought by Alex Ferguson for only £12.25 million as a replacement for David Beckham. Now he seems to be following the footsteps of David Beckham and overshadowing him with the heavily price tag. It is believed that Ronaldo has a £90 million buyout clause. Ronaldo will be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium later in July.

Kaka to Real Madrid – £56 million

2nd world most expensive player, Brazilian Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite or better known as Kaka, left AC Milan for Real Madrid at the price of £56 million. Before Ronaldo’s transfer, Kaka’s transfer broke the existing world record transfer at £48million for Zinedine Zidane, the price Real Madrid paid for him. A bid from Manchester City earlier this year at £100 million was offered but Kaka rejected the move to England. Kaka signed a 6 year contract with Real Madrid and the team look like returning back to the been the Galacticos team once again. Kaka will be presented at 20:30 CET on 30 June at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Glen Johnson to Liverpool F.C – £17.5m

Liverpool signed England’s right back Glen Johnson from Portsmouth after fighting off bids from Chelsea and Manchester City. This is Rafa Benitz’s first signing of the season looks to be strengthen his team to mount an assault on trophies in the new season. Johnsen will be happy to join a team with the likes of Captain Gerrard and Torres in the squad. The signing of Glen Johnson could see a few players leave Liverpool this summer.

Santa Cruz £16.5m and Gareth Barry – £12m (Manchester City)

Mark Hughes has been given money to spend and he has not dissapointed Manchester City fans so far in spending them. They have signed Gareth Barry for £12 million from Aston Villa, earlier on the month, and recently signed Santa Cruz from Blackburn for £16.5m. Manchester City seems to have every superstar on their wish list but they just don’t seem to have that appeal as Madrid or Milan. They certainly don’t look like stopping at this point.

Teams that will be spending and selling:

Watch out for these teams, as they will be headlining many front pages of the newspaper next month. Real Madrid has already been spending alot money recently so it could be time for them to sell. Barcelona won’t be watching their rivals stealing all the headlines, they will have to come up with something soon. AC Milan and Manchester United will begin to find the right players to replace the superstar they lost. Both teams have a lot of money to spend and there might be some big names coming their way. Chelsea has been awfully quiet but like Manchester City, they will always be part of the transfer rumors.

Now that Ronaldo and Kaka has found their new homes. Barcelona’s Samuel Eto’o and Valencia’s David Villa will probably hit the headlines in July.

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