Erling Haaland, Antonio Rüdiger and Giorgio Chiellini all have new homes after this summer transfer window.
There’s a lot of excitement as the longest summer transfer window of the year gets underway. Clubs now have extra time to identify and negotiate with players who may improve the squad after a year of understanding team strengths and weaknesses.
After a year of understanding team strengths and weaknesses, clubs now have more time to scout and negotiate with players who might enhance the squad.
Here is everything you need to know about the transfer window and the deals that have been made across the most important leagues:
What Is The Transfer Window?
Unlike basketball, football, baseball, and hockey, soccer clubs acquire new players in a slightly different way. During this period, clubs attempt to acquire players from another team either through a transfer fee, a loan, or a loan-to-buy option. A permanent switch of clubs is referred to as a transfer, while a loan is a club borrowing a player for a limited time (from summer to January or from January to summer).
Clubs may agree on a transfer fee at the time of signing, which is distinct from the contract the club pays the player to be on their roster. Clubs may also agree on a fixed price at the time of signing that would allow the borrowing club to make a permanent purchase after the loan period ends if the player is loaned.
How Many Transfer Windows Are There?
There are two transfer windows in total, with the summer window being one of them. In addition to the summer window, there is also the January transfer period, during which mid-season acquisitions are permitted, although it is a time when fewer transactions are made because of the game schedules, travelling, and other roadblocks that make negotiating more difficult.
The MLS has two transfer windows: the primary window that ran from Feb. 10 to May 4 and the secondary window that will start in July.
The transfer window for the major leagues will open on different dates, with some deals already confirmed by clubs. The leagues will not confirm the deals until July 1. The schedule for the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 is here:
- Premier League: Opens June 10 and closes on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. ET
- La Liga: Opens July 1 and closes on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. ET
- Serie A: Opens July 1 and closes on Sept. 1
- Bundesliga: Opens July 1 and closes on Sept. 1 at 12 p.m. ET
- Ligue 1: Opens June 10 and closes on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. ET
MLS has a secondary summer transfer window that goes from July 7 to Aug 4 with the regular season ending on October 9
Which Players Have Transferred To A New Club?
There have been a lot of transfers across the major leagues, and there will be even more in the future. Here is a list of some of the biggest soccer players who have started new chapters in their professional careers during the 2022 transfer window. (all transfer fees via Transfermarkt):
|ST Erling Haaland||Borussia Dortmund||Manchester City||$66 million|
|CDM Aurélien Tchouameni||AS Monaco||Real Madrid||$88 million|
|ST Darwin Núñez||Benfica||Liverpool||$82.5 million|
|CB Matthijs de Ligt||Juventus||Bayern Munich||$73.7 million|
|ST Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich||FC Barcelona||$49.5 million|
|LW Sadio Mané||Liverpool||Bayern Munich||$35.2 million|
|CM Paul Pogba||Manchester United||Juventus||free transfer|
|ST Richarlison||Everton||Tottenham||$63.8 million|
|RW Raphinha||Leeds United||FC Barcelona||$63.8 million|
|CB Lisandro Martinez||AFC Ajax||Manchester United||$63.11 million|
|LW Raheem Sterling||Manchester City||Chelsea||$61.8 million|
|ST Gabriel Jesus||Manchester City||Arsenal||$57.48 million|
|CDM Kalvin Phillips||Leeds United||Manchester City||$53.62 million|
|RW Federico Chiesa||Fiorentina||Juventus||$44 million|
|LB Nuno Mendes||Sporting CP||Paris Saint-Germain||$41.8 million|
|CAM Brenden Aaronson||RB Salzburg||Leeds United||$36.1 million|
|CB Diego Carlos||Sevilla||Aston Villa||$34.1 million|
|ST Karim Adeyemi||RB Salzburg||Borussia Dortmund||$33 million|
|CB Niklas Süle||Bayern Munich||Borussia Dortmund||free transfer|
|CB Antonio Rüdiger||Chelsea||Real Madrid||free transfer|
|LM/LWB Ivan Perisic||Inter Milan||Tottenham||free transfer|
|ST Joaquín Correa||Lazio||Inter Milan||$25.9 million|
|CB Nico Schlotterbeck||SC Freiburg||Borussia Dortmund||$22 million|
|CAM Philippe Coutinho||FC Barcelona||Aston Villa||$22 million|
|CM Mattéo Guendouzi||Arsenal||Marseille||$12.1 million|
|CDM Boubacar Kamara||Marseille||Aston Villa||free transfer|
|CB Giorgio Chiellini||Juventus||Los Angeles FC||free transfer|
|LW Lorenzo Insigne||Napoli||Toronto FC||free transfer|
|ST Adam Hlozek||Sparta Prague||Bayern Leverkusen||$14.3 million|
|RB Noussair Mazraoui||AFC Ajax||Bayern Munich||free transfer|
|LB Matt Targett||Aston Villa||Newcastle United||$19.2 million|
|LW Hee-chan Hwang||RB Leipzig||Wolverhampton||$18.3 million|
|LW Jérémie Boga||Sassuolo||Atalanta BC||$24.2 million|
|LW Jayden Braaf||Manchester City||Borussia Dortmund||free transfer|
|GK Matt Turner||New England Revolution||Arsenal||$7 million|
|RB Rasmus Kristensen||RB Salzburg||Leeds United||$13.2 million|
|CAM Fabio Carvalho||Fulham||Liverpool||$6.4 million|
|CDM André Zambo Anguissa||Fulham||Napoli||$16.5 million|
|RW Douglas Costa||Juventus||LA Galaxy||free transfer|
|CM Héctor Herrera||Atlético Madrid||Houston Dynamo||free transfer|
|GK Robin Olsen||Roma||Aston Villa||$3.8 million|
|GK Fraser Forster||Southampton||Tottenham||free transfer|
|ST Alexandre Lacazette||Arsenal||Lyon||free transfer|
|ST Divock Origi||Liverpool||AC Milan||free transfer|
|CB Cameron Carter-Vickers||Tottenham||Celtic||$7.7 million|
|CM Ryan Gravenberch||AFC Ajax||Bayern Munich||$20.35 million|
|RW Marquinhos||São Paulo||Arsenal||$3.85 million|
|CDM Nemanja Matić||Manchester United||Roma||free transfer|
|CM Yves Bissouma||Brighton||Tottenham||$32.12 million|
|CAM Fábio Vieira||FC Porto||Arsenal||$38.5 million|
|CB Merih Demiral||Juventus||Atalanta BC||$22 million|
|CDM Xaver Schlager||Wolfsburg||RB Leipzig||$13.2 million|
|CDM Marc Roca||Bayern Munich||Leeds United||$13.2 million|
|GK Gavin Bazunu||Manchester City||Southampton||$15.4 million|
|Marc Cucurella||Brighton||Chelsea||$63.1 million|