Transfer Deadline Day tracker: Full list of the major moves across European leagues

By | August 31, 2021

Transfer deadline day delivered and ended with a bang. And the last few moves are still trickling in. Tuesday, Aug. 31 was the day the transfer window closed shut on clubs looking to make final reinforcements for the season before the next transfer window in the winter. 

Tuesday marked the close of the summer edition of the transfer window for the majority of European leagues, including all the major ones: English Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A and the Bundesliga. The leagues in Russia (Sept. 7) and Turkey (Sept. 8) have an extended transfer window into September.

The next European transfer window comes in the winter, and will last for one month in January 2022 (Jan. 1-Jan. 31). Clubs can always sign players who are out of contract as in the case of Radamel Falcao (linked with Rayo Vallecano), Serge Aurier (contract terminated at Tottenham), Sidnei (contract with Real Betis rescinded), and Martin Caceres (set to sign with Cagliari). But if a transaction requires a transfer of a player under contract with another club, that can only happen inside the designated FIFA transfer windows.

The tracker with all the official moves (as announced by the clubs) follows below. Here’s the big deadline news you need to know: 

  • Right at the deadline, Barcelona sent big-money forward Antoine Griezmann on loan to Atletico Madrid and landed Luuk de Jong from Sevilla 
  • PSG didn’t transfer Kylian Mbappe. Instead, the club added to its loaded squad: Sporting CP left back Nuno Mendes
  • Rich getting richer? How about Saul Niguez joining European champs Chelsea from Atletico Madrid
  • Real Madrid paid big money to acquire rising star Eduardo Camavinga, who has signed through 2027
  • Leeds United nearly spent as much to land 23-year-old Man United winger Daniel James
  • Tottenham acquired $30 million Barcelona right back Emerson Royal, who played a grand total of 90 minutes for Barca
  • Arsenal paid over $20 million for center back Takehiro Tomiyasu and loaned out Hector Bellerin along with two others
  • Newcastle signed Mexican forward Santiago Munoz, one vowel away from having the same name as the star from that Goal! movie
  • West Ham mean business after signing Croatian attacking mid Nikola Vlasic and Czech international Alex Kral
  • Spain international right wingback Marc Cucurella joined Brighton for a fee over $21 million
  • Juventus paid over $6 million to sign promising PSV mid Mohamed Ihattaren, who will be loaned out
  • Borussia Dortmund get defensive help, acquiring center back Marin Pongracic on loan
  • Moise Kean returns to Juventus on a two-year loan deal from Everton
  • RB Leipzig’s $19 million replacement for transferred captain Marcel Sabitzer is Barcelona’s Ilaix Moriba
  • Americans abroad: Matthew Hoppe was transferred to La Liga’s Mallorca. Four loans to highlight — Cameron Carter-Vickers to Celtic, Erik Palmer-Brown to Troyes, Philly’s Jack de Vries to Venezia, Chris Richards to Hoffenheim
  • There’s still time for Diego Rossi’s move from LAFC to Fenerbahce to be announced. The window in Turkey closes Sept. 8

And here are some of the names that didn’t move despite many rumors:

  • Chelsea: Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tino Anjorin both seemed destined for moves, but none were announced. There’s still time for Anjorin’s supposed move to Russia (Sept. 7).
  • Sevilla: Chelsea were said to be in pole position for Sevilla’s 22-year-old Jules Counde, but no deal materialized with Sevilla insisting the only way a transfer would happen was the contract release clause being triggered.
  • Manchester United: Anthony Martial, who is low on the forward depth chart at United, reportedly did not want a transfer.
  • PSG: There was interest in striker Mauro Icardi, but much like what occurred with Mbappe, PSG weren’t interested in selling.
  • Barcelona: Despite a desire to move them along due to budget and squad considerations, Miralem Pjanic and Riqui Puig stayed put.
  • AC Milan: Yacine Adli’s year-long loan to Bordeaux could explain Samu Castillejo sticking around during this window.
  • Liverpool: There was talk that Divock Origi was seeking a move, but nothing materialized.
  • Everton: There was no deal to be made for James Rodriguez. We’ll see what his next few months look like at Everton.
  • Manchester City: The Bernardo Silva rumors had been dying down over recent days, and he ultimately stays with the Citizens.
  • Porto: The 28-year-old Mexican international ‘Tecatito’ Corona will play out the final year of his contract at Porto.
  • Arsenal: The reports on deadline day indicated that Ainsley Maitland-Niles had a clear-the-air meeting with the Gunners’ staff and will stay to fight for a spot.

Transfer Deadline Day: Official moves

Day/Time (ET) Player Position From To Reported details
Tues / 9:31 p.m. Luuk de Jong Forward Sevilla (ESP) Barcelona (ESP) 1-season loan with purchase option
Tues / 7:22 p.m. Antoine Griezmann Forward Barcelona (ESP) Atletico Madrid (ESP) 1-season loan with extra option year, $47m mandatory purchase option
Tues / 7:19 p.m. Helder Costa Right winger Leeds United (ENG) Valencia CF (ESP) 1-season loan with purchase option
Tues / 7:19 p.m. Ricardinho Forward Gremio (BRA) CD Maritimo (POR) 1-season loan with $2.3m purchase option
Tues / 6:56 p.m. Cameron Carter-Vickers Center back Tottenham (ENG) Celtic (SCO) 1-season loan + purchase option
Tues / 6:54 p.m. Pablo Sarabia Winger PSG (FRA) Sporting CP (POR) Loan + salary paid by PSG / no purchase option
Tues / 6:45 p.m. Saul Niguez Midfielder Atletico Madrid (ESP) Chelsea (ENG) 1-season $4.7m loan with $41.3m purchase option
Tues / 6:25 p.m. Gaetan Laborde Forward Montpellier (FRA) Rennes (FRA) $17.7 million
Tues / 6:20 p.m. Nuno Mendes Left back Sporting CP (POR) PSG (FRA) $8.2 million loan + $47 million purchase option
Tues / 6:16 p.m. Javairo Dilrosun Winger Hertha Berlin (GER) Bordeaux (FRA) 1-season loan + purchase option
Tues / 6:02 p.m. Salomon Rondon Forward Dalian (CHI) Everton (ENG) Free transfer
Tues / 5:48 p.m. Mbwana Ally Samatta Forward Fenerbahce (TUR) Royal Antwerp (BEL) 1-season loan with purchase option
Tues / 5:45 p.m. Takehiro Tomiyasu Center back Bologna (ITA) Arsenal (ENG) $21.2 million
Tues / 5:32 p.m. Hector Bellerin Right back Arsenal (ENG) Real Betis (ESP) 1-season loan, no purchase option
Tues / 5:01 p.m. Odsonne Edouard Forward Celtic (SCO) Crystal Palace (ENG) $20 million
Tues / 4:42 p.m. Matthew Hoppe Forward Schalke (GER) Mallorca (ESP) $4.2 million
Tues / 4:31 p.m. Daishawn Redan Forward Hertha Berlin (GER) PEC Zwolle (NED) 1-season loan, no purchase option
Tues / 3:50 p.m. Mattia Zaccagni Att. mid. Hellas Verona (ITA) Lazio (ITA) Loan with $8.3 million purchase obligation
Tues / 3:46 p.m. Alex Runarsson Goalkeeper Arsenal (ENG) OH Leuven (BEL) 1-season loan
Tues / 3:43 p.m. Yacine Adli Midfielder Bordeaux (FRA) AC Milan (ITA) $12 million + loaned to Bordeaux in 2021-22
Tues / 3:30 p.m. Alex Kral Def. mid. Spartak Moscow (RUS) West Ham (ENG) $4 million loan + $16.5m option to purchase
Tues / 3:30 p.m. Carlos Vinicius Forward Benfica (POR) PSV Eindhoven (NED) 2-season loan with purchase option
Tues / 3:24 p.m. Junior Messias Midfielder Crotone (ITA) AC Milan (ITA) $3 million loan + $6.3m option
Tues / 3:22 p.m. Felipe Caicedo Forward Lazio (ITA) Genoa (ITA) $2.4 million
Tues / 3:19 p.m. Ridgeciano Haps Left back Feyenoord (NED) Venezia (ITA) $600k
Tues / 3:16 p.m. Jota Winger Benfica (POR) Celtic (SCO) Loan with $8.8m option to buy
Tues / 3:15 p.m. Jeison Murillo Center back Sampdoria (ITA) Celta Vigo (ESP) Loan with purchase option
Tues / 3:06 p.m. Beto Forward Portimonense (POR) Udinese (ITA) 1-season loan with $8.2m mandatory purchase option
Tues / 2:40 p.m. Yangel Herrera Midfielder Manchester City (ENG) RCD Espanyol (ESP) 1-season loan
Tues / 2:14 p.m. Josip Brekalo Forward VfL Wolfsburg (GER) Torino (ITA) $1.2m 1-season loan + $15m option to buy
Tues / 2:06 p.m. Ethan Ampadu Defender Chelsea (ENG) Venezia (ITA) 1-season loan
Tues / 1:46 p.m. Keita Balde Winger AS Monaco (FRA) Cagliari (ITA) Free transfer
Tues / 1:37 p.m. Niels Nkounkou Left back Everton (ENG) Standard Liege (BEL) 1-season loan, no purchase option
Tues / 1:36 p.m. Emerson Royal Right back Barcelona (ESP) Tottenham (ENG) $30 million
Tues / 1:15 p.m. Micky van de Ven Center back FC Volendam (NED) VfL Wolfsburg (GER) $4.1 million
Tues / 1:10 p.m. Ademola Lookman Winger RB Leipzig (GER) Leicester City (ENG) 1-season loan + option to purchase
Tues / 1:02 p.m. Sergio Escudero Left back Unattached Granada (ESP) 1-season contract
Tues / 1:01 p.m. Rhys Williams Center back Liverpool (ENG) Swansea (WAL) 1-season loan
Tues / 12:56 p.m. Rey Manaj Forward Barcelona (ESP) Spezia (ITA) $350k loan + $3.2 million purchase option
Tues / 12:50 p.m. Jonathan Silva Left back Leganes (ESP) Getafe (ESP) $3 million
Tues / 12:37 p.m. Zambo Anguissa Midfielder Fulham (ENG) Napoli (ITA) Loan with $17.7m option to purchase
Tues / 12:30 p.m. Eduardo Camavinga Midfielder Rennes (FRA) Real Madrid (ESP) $41 million
Tues / 12:30 p.m. Abdallah Sima Winger Slavia Prague (CZE) Brighton (ENG) $9.6 million / loaned to Stoke
Tues / 12:30 p.m. Chris Richards Defender Bayern Munich (GER) TSG Hoffenheim (GER) 1-season loan
Tues / 12:18 p.m. Ilaix Moriba Midfielder Barcelona (ESP) RB Leipzig (GER) $19 million
Tues / 11:55 a.m. Dennis Praet Center mid Leicester City (ENG) Torino FC (ITA) 1-season loan with $17.7m option
Tues / 11:50 a.m. Arnaud Kalimuendo Forward PSG (FRA) RC Lens (FRA) 1-season loan / no purchase option
Tues / 11:35 a.m. Reiss Nelson Winger Arsenal (ENG) Feyenoord (NED) 1-season loan
Tues / 11:22 a.m. Daniel James Winger Manchester United (ENG) Leeds United (ENG) $35 million
Tues / 11:15 a.m. Radu Dragusin Defender Juventus (ITA) Sampdoria (ITA) 1-season loan
Tues / 11:07 a.m. Sam Lammers Forward Atalanta (ITA) Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) 1-season loan
Tues / 11 a.m. Santiago Munoz Forward Santos Laguna (MEX) Newcastle United (ENG) 18-month loan, $3.5 million purchase option
Tues / 10:30 a.m. Jack de Vries Forward Philadelphia Union (USA) Venezia (ITA) 1-season loan
Tues / 10:03 a.m. Cedric Itten Forward Rangers (SCO) Greuther Furth (GER) 1-season loan
Tues / 10:02 a.m. David Zima Center back Slavia Prague (CZE) Torino (ITA) $5.9 million
Tues / 9:02 a.m. Mohamed Ihattaren Midfielder PSV Eindhoven (NED) Juventus (ITA) $6.5 million
Tues / 9:01 a.m. Abdou Harroui Midfielder Sparta Rotterdam (NED) Sassuolo (ITA) $590k loan with $3.5m mandatory purchase
Tues / 9 a.m. Erik Palmer-Brown Center back Manchester City (ENG) Troyes (FRA) Loan
Tues / 9 a.m. Valentino Lazaro Right winger Inter Milan (ITA) Benfica (POR) Loan
Tues / 8:30 a.m. Connor Roberts Right back Swansea (WAL) Burnley (ENG) $3.5 million
Tues / 8:30 a.m. Florentino Luis Def. mid Benfica (POR) Getafe (ESP) Loan with option
Tues / 8:21 a.m. Mario Vuskovic Center back Hajduk Split (CRO) HSV Hamburg (GER) 2-season loan / $1 mil
Tues / 7:30 a.m. Lisandro Magallan Center back Ajax (NED) Anderlecht (BEL) Loan
Tues / 6:46 a.m. Marin Pongracic Center back VfL Wolfsburg (GER) Borussia Dortmund (GER) 1-season loan
Tues / 6:30 a.m. Marc Cucurella Center back Getafe (ESP) Brighton (ENG) $21.3 million
Tues / 6:15 a.m. Unai Lopez Midfielder Athletic Bilbao (ESP) Rayo Vallecano (ESP) Undisclosed fee
Tues / 5:19 a.m. Myziane Maolida Winger OGC Nice (FRA) Hertha Berlin (GER) $4.7 million
Tues / 4 a.m. Nikola Vlasic Att. mid. CSKA Moscow (RUS) West Ham (ENG) $36 million
Tues / 3:16 a.m. Moise Kean Forward Everton (ENG) Juventus (ITA) 2-season loan / $8.2 mil
Mon / 4:25 p.m. Troy Deeney Forward Watford (ENG) Birmingham City (ENG) Free transfer
Mon / 4:14 p.m. Willian Winger Arsenal (ENG) Corinthians (BRA) Free / Contract terminated
Mon / 3:46 p.m. Santiago Arias Right back Atletico Madrid (ESP) Granada (ESP) Loan
Mon / 3:37 p.m. Dimitri Foulqrier Right back Granada (ESP) Valencia (ESP) $2.75 million
Mon / 3:10 p.m. Kristijan Jakic Midfielder Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) 1-season loan + purchase option
Mon / 2:45 p.m. Danny Drinkwater Midfielder Chelsea (ENG) Reading (ENG) Loan 2021/22
Mon / 2:31 p.m. Junior Onana Central mid LOSC Lille (FRA) Bordeaux (FRA) $2.4 million
Mon / 2:30 p.m. Javier Pastore Att. mid. AS Roma (ITA) N/A Contract terminated
Mon / 2:30 p.m. Brandon Soppy Right back Rennes (FRA) Udinese (ITA) $2.5 million
Mon / 2:29 p.m. Marcus Ingvartsen Forward Union Berlin (GER) Mainz 05 (GER) Loan with option
Mon / 2:13 p.m. Teun Koopmeiners Def. mid. AZ Alkmaar (NED) Atalanta (ITA) $14 million
Mon / 1:31 p.m. Ozan Kabak Center back Schalke 04 (GER) Norwich City (ENG) Loan with option
Mon / 1:48 p.m. Leandro Sanca Forward Sporting Braga (POR) Spezia (ITA) $590k
Mon / 1:32 p.m. Diogo Leite Center back Porto (POR) Sporting Braga (POR) Loan with $14.1 million option
Mon / 1:28 p.m. Luis Phellype Forward Sporting CP (POR) CD Santa Clara (POR) Loan
Mon / 1:01 p.m. Simone Scuffet Goalkeeper Udinese (ITA) Apoel (CYP) Undisclosed fee
Mon / 12:42 p.m. Mehdi Bourabia Midfielder Sassuolo (ITA) Spezia (ITA) Loan with purchase
Mon / 11:39 a.m. Tiemoué Bakayoko Def. mid. Chelsea (ENG) AC Milan (ITA) Loan / $2.2 million fee
Mon / 11:21 a.m. Lukas Hinterseer Forward Ulsan Hyundai (KOR) Hannover 96 (GER) Undisclosed fee
Mon / 10:02 a.m. Marcel Sabitzer Midfielder RB Leipzig (GER) Bayern Munich (GER) $17-$18 million
Mon / 9:43 a.m. Kang-in Lee Att. mid. Valencia CF (ESP) RCD Mallorca (ESP) Free transfer
Mon / 6:11 a.m. Umut Meras Left back Le Havre (FRA) Besiktas (TUR) $1.75 million

Transfer Deadline Day: Other rumors & reports

Player Position Club Linked To
Houssem Aouar Midfielder Lyon (FRA) Arsenal, Tottenham (ENG)
Youssouph Badji Forward Club Brugge (BEL) Bordeaux (FRA)
Cedric Bakambu Forward Beijing Guoan (CHI) Barcelona (ESP)
Jeremie Boga Midfielder Sassuolo (ITA) Crystal Palace (ENG)
Sven Botman Defender LOSC Lille (FRA) Wolves (ENG)
Roman Burki Goalkeeper Borussia Dortmund (GER) FC Basel (SWI)
Duje Caleta-Car Defender Marseille (FRA) Wolves (ENG)
Michael Cuisance Center mid Bayern Munich (GER) Various
Luis Diaz Left mid Porto (POR) Everton (ENG)
Stephen Eustaquio Midfielder Pacos de Ferreira (POR) Fenerbahce (TUR)
Romain Faivre Midfielder Brest (FRA) AC Milan (ITA)
Marco Friedl Defender Werder Bremen (GER) TBD
Boubacar Kamara Def. mid Olympique Marseille (FRA) Newcastle United (ENG)
Filip Kostic Forward Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) Lazio (ITA)
Dion Lopy Midfielder Stade de Reims (FRA) Bologna (ITA)
Faitout Maouassa Defender Rennes (FRA) Club Brugge (BEL)
Lucas Merolla Defender Huracan (ARG) Salernitana (ITA)
Mostafa Mohamed Forward Galatasaray (TUR) Bordeaux (FRA)
Kevin Mohwald Midfielder Werder Bremen (GER) Union Berlin (GER)
Francisco Montero Center back Atletico Madrid (ESP) Besiktas (TUR)
Shkodran Mustafi Defender (Unattached) Torino (ITA)
Moussa Niakhate Defender Mainz (GER) Hertha (GER), Sevilla (ESP)
Steven Nzonzi Midfielder Roma (ITA) Lille (FRA), Marseille (FRA)
Sergio Oliveira Midfielder Porto (POR) AS Roma (ITA)
Jackson Porozo Center back Boavista (POR) Bordeaux (FRA)
Renato Sanches Midfielder LOSC Lille (FRA) Wolves (ENG)
Nico Tagliafico Defender Ajax (NED) West Ham (ENG)
Corentin Tolisso Midfielder Bayern Munich (GER) AS Roma (ITA)
Nicolas Valentini Defender Boca Juniors (ARG) Various
Vanderson Defender Gremio (BRA) Brentford (ENG)
Lovro Zvonarek Midfielder Slaven Belupo (CRO) Bayern Munich (GER)