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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:

  1. What Is The Transfer Window?
  2. How Many Transfer Windows Are There?
  3. When Does The Transfer Window Open?
  4. Which Players Have Transferred To A New Club?

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