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10 random signings of the summer transfer window

Football stars over 30, Danish footballers, unexpected second thoughts and nostalgic returns

10 random signings of the summer transfer window  Football stars over 30, Danish footballers, unexpected second thoughts and nostalgic returns

Between fake news, failed negotiations and prolonged market illusions, the review of the most unlikely affairs is not a novelty on the pages of nss sports, already experimented for example at the end of the January 2019 transfer window. There were the infinite rumors about Pep Guardiola, Neymar, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Mauro Icardi; De Rossi moved to Boca Jrs; the Inter Milan and Arsenal squads almost changed; Tottenham that come back to spend money after more than 500 days; the embargo imposed on Chelsea; the record deals related to Joao Felix and Harry Maguire and the many Premier League players landed in Italy, precisely 8. But as always the football market was incomprehensible, unthinkable, unimaginable, the only reason that made the long transfer market window acceptable, almost pleasant. If you missed them between one sea dive and another, here are the most random agreements. Hold fast.

 

Mario Balotelli and Alessandro Matri to Brescia

Do you imagine if Lecce had concluded the signing of Burak Yilmaz? The Turkish striker remained at Besiktas, and then goes to the new attacking duo of another newly promoted, Brescia, the award of the deal - double in this case - more incredible of the Serie A: Balotelli has Brescia in his heart for having grown up there, we know, but the two strikers had already played together with AC Milan during the 2013/2014 season.

 

Martin Skrtel  ̶t̶o̶ ̶A̶t̶a̶l̶a̶n̶t̶a̶ ̶ to Istanbul Başakşehir 

After signing with the Nerazzurri team, just that player that the Gasperini's team needed to face the Champions League campaign with the necessary experience of those who have already played 87 times in Europe, after to have gone on the bench on the occasion of the debut in A against SPAL, the former Liverpool and Fenerbahce centre-back after just 20 days from its landing in Italy has cancelled the contract with Atalanta and returned to Turkey, in Erdogan's team which ended up in the AS Roma group in the Europa League.

 

Ravel Morrison to Sheffield United

One of the most promising British talents of almost ten years ago and incredibly evaporated back in the Premier League after the experiences in Italy with Lazio (four appearances in four years), and also Mexico (Atlas) and Sweden (Östersunds), and the choice of play for Jamaica national team. Sheffield United bet on him after the promotion to the top flight, twelve years later the last appearance: at the moment, however, he has not yet debuted.

 

Mats Hummels to Borussia Dortmund

Hands up who ever find an inexplicable career like that of the German defender: thirteen years at Bayern Munich, then eight seasons in the ranks of the arch-rivals of Borussia Dortmund, then back home and played another three seasons with the Bavarians, and finally another march back: the BVB bought it again, at the age of 30, for something close to 35 million euros. Boh.

 

Arturo Calabresi to Amiens

As if it were an unwritten law, every market window e less-known Italian player makes its way to a semi-unknown foreign destination: this time we have seen Dario Del Fabro head to Kilmarnock, Scotland; Leonardo Capezzi signed with the Spanish club of Albacete while Stefano Napoleoni remained in Turkey, but at Goztepe. The most astonishing, however, is the transfer of the Under-21 right-back Arturo Calabresi to Amiens on loan.

 

German Denis to Reggina

After his season with Cesena, Napoli, Udinese and above all Atalanta, the 38-year-old Argentine striker ended up playing in Peru. Before receiving the call from Reggina, the decayed noble inserted in Lega Pro group C: welcome back to Italy, Tanque.

 

Ricardo Quaresma to Kasımpaşa

Was a very painful separation that of Ricardo Quaresima from Besiktas: the Portuguese who spent six seasons in Istanbul becoming one of the most representative players was literally invited to leave the club by the Turkish president, and chose to stay in the city by signing with the small Kasımpaşa. We sincerely hope he can continue to give trivelas to his new fans, in the beautiful venue of the Recep Tayyip Erdogan stadium.

 

Shinji Kagawa to Real Zaragoza

Another quality players left Besiktas in the summer: the former Borussia Dortmund offensive playmaker from Japan has signed for the glorious Spanish team slipped into Segunda Division for too much time. Kagawa, one of the many over 30s who swapping jerseys in the summer for romantic destinations, has changed his look and has already scored the second gameday on the Ponferradina pitch.

 

Lasse Schöne to Genoa

No, we have not forgotten one of the coolest deal of the 2019/2020 Serie A. Did you think it was impossible to score at the Bernabeu against Real and then at Chiavari against Imolese within three months? The answer is no, and the old Danish midfielder is the proof. For the Genoa fans who welcomed him, an injection of crazy confidence (see the videos of the welcome at the airport, please!)

 

Kasper Dolberg to Nice

He had to become the new Ibrahimovic, the striker of the future, the heir of the great Ajax former strikers: instead Schöne's compatriot and teammate who lived almost as a stranger the exploit of the Dutch club during the last Champions League ended up on the Côte d'Azur, and precisely in Nice. It didn't end badly at all, given that the French have just changed ownership (the INEOS group) and at the court of manager Patrick Vieira arrived six young players in the last hours of the market window, including the former Napoli Ounas.

 

Bonus

Nickas Bendtner to Kobenhavn

The Italian one was just an anonymous parenthesis, but for the most sincere admirers of the Danish striker it doesn't matter that with Juventus he failed to score even one goal in a season, they love Lord Nicklas as he is: more a character than a goal machine, the former Arsenal has left Rosenborg and come back home at Copenhagen.