Transfer Deadline Day: Live updates— Nottingham Forest’s incredible window; Barcelona Braithwaite finds a new… – Bavarian Football Works

Transfer Deadline Day: Live updates— Nottingham Forest's incredible window;  Barcelona Braithwaite finds a new... - Bavarian Football Works

Bayern Munich might have a quiet deadline day – the German transfer window already closed — but the action is hot and heavy around Europe like Bayern’s Champions League rivals in England and Spain are struggling to finalize their rosters for the season. We’re here to bring you some of the more interesting updates from the last day of the summer window.


Oh! (5:45 p.m. EST)

This one is just for the name:


Arsenal trying to seal winger deal (5:35pm EST)

Arsenal FC may only have space for one more signing this window, and it looks like they are targeting the attacking wings with Aston Villais Douglas Luiz. Fabrizio romano one previously reported that the Gunners “will try until the end” with the player himself also interested, but Villa does not want to let him go.

This one looks like it’s going down to the wire.

Depay remains at Barça

Recently linked to Juventusit looks like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s move to Chelsea has settled things for Depay at Barcelona.

Failed doctor to keep Bamba Dieng in Marseille?

Another young attacking talent from Ligue 1, Olympique Marseille’s Bamba Dieng looked ready to jump to Leeds United in front of fellow French club OGC Nice jumped in. However, an eleventh hour difficulty could awkwardly leave him out of all options:


Espanyol snapped up Martin Braithwaite (5:00pm EST)

Well, that was quick. The unwanted Barcelona forward saw his contract come to an end but secured a swift move within La Liga:

Justin Kluivert to Valencia on loan

AS Roma had a deal in place with Premier League side Fulham for the 23-year-old winger, formerly of RB Leipzig – but work permit issues stymied the deal, much to the apparent chagrin of José Mourinho. He will now have a chance to revive his once promising career in La Liga.

Nottingham Forest continue their tear

It is what, a few weeks and several signings ago, that Nottingham Forest were on something like a new addition #17 for the 2022/23 season? Count on three more on Deadline Day for the newly promoted Premier League club:

In addition to Loïc Badé (from Rennes, the club that sold Mathys Tel to Bayern) and Michy Batshuayi, there is also a former Tottenham Hotspur right back Serge Aurier, too for Fabrizio. Forest, of course, have been financially well-managed over the years to achieve this – and have also seen their squad saddled with more than a dozen expenses after they secured promotion. It’s a huge amount of change at once, but it’s a go-big or go-home play to stay in the English top flight.


Julian Draxler officially joins Benfica (4:30pm EST)

Now picking up some older pieces from around the continent – the German national team winger/midfielder is finally officially from Paris.

Barça terminate Braithwaite’s contract

By FC Barcelonathe club’s website, the club “publicly express their gratitude” for Braithwaite’s “commitment and dedication” to free up funds for the Catalan club to use elsewhere. He is one of a number of Barça departures on the final day to facilitate their latest batch of signings. Braithwaite was signed just over two seasons ago – outside of the transfer window, thanks to some Spanish rules that allowed Barça to poach Leganés (since relegated) to deal with their own injury crisis at the time.

Maxence Lacroix to stay at VfL Wolfsburg

The talented 22-year-old centre-back is expected to be a hot commodity on the market soon, but Niko Kovač’s club have managed to keep him in the Bundesliga for now – fending off a late push from an English Premier League club. Southamptonwho chose Croatian centre-back Duje Ćaleta-Car from Ligue 1’s Olympique Marseille instead:


Chelsea swapped Marcos Alonso for Aubameyang

sky reports that Chelsea F.CFC Barcelona’s deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will include “in the region of £10 million plus [left-back Marcos] Alonso.”

Meanwhile, Barça’s current out-of-favour left-back Jordi Alba is said to feel cheated (Catalunya Radio, via BarcaUniversal) by his club’s attempts to push him away to Between Milan and will instead insist on staying at the club.

And Barca may not be offloading strikers, now that they’ve added Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski:


Does Cristiano Ronaldo stay? (3:20 p.m. EST)

Last we heard from Fabrizio Romano, Ronaldo was all set to stay on Manchester United:

Turkish Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe are said to have made a real effort to sign him – according to Turkish outlet Ajansspor:

Fenerbahçe is about to explode the transfer bomb of the century, not the year. Fenerbahce mobilized all their resources to link Cristiano Ronaldo to their colors. According to the information we received, the two sides agreed in principle.

But as far as we can tell, this is either not actually true or didn’t come true.

The 26-year-old Brazilian midfielder was once a heralded talent, but ended up languishing at FC Barcelona and then Juventus. Liverpool were desperate for reinforcements in midfield and missed previous goals found a last minute stoppage.

Barça, Barça, Barça…

Having just pulled off all the maneuvers necessary to sign Joules Koundé and kick the financial can a little further, Barcelona are already looking for more signings. According to Fabrizio Romano, it looks like they have secured Arsenal right defender Hector Bellerínbut failed to sign talented attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir from Real Betis.

Bellerín is pushed out of Arsenal; hopefully he doesn’t meet the same fate at his new choice of club. By David Ornstein:

Arsenal have agreed to let Hector Bellerin join Barcelona. Free transfer – no contract termination. 27 years waiting for permission to travel for medical after agreeing terms with #FCBarcelona. Taking a pay cut and waiving any payments #AFC owes

In terms of exits, Barça are pushing out striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Chelsea F.C) and a one-time Bayern goal and USMNT right back Sergiño Dest (AC Milan):

Aubameyang is reuniting with his former Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel back in London.

Bayern’s window

For all the spending the club has embarked on, it’s a very respectable balance of just over €30m in the red. That’s a lot of investment in the long term for a low cost — typical for the well-organized Bavarians.

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