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2022 Summer Transfer Thread

jeffbear

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Another American moving to the Prem. Chris Richards is in London for a medical ahead of a transfer from Bayern Munich to Crystal Palace, according to Sky Sports.
Good news ... so long as he gets on the field. Palace have upgraded their D this summer and they were already pretty stingy.
 

andyt

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Jesse Lingaed to Nottingham Forest on a free. West Ham were also chasing him, he had a great loan spell there at the end of the 20-21 season.
 

andyt

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Ben Mee from Burnley to Brentford on a free.

Chelsea is on the verge of signing center back Jules Kounde from Sevilla for about £55 million. That will leave club captain Cesar Azpilicueta free to join Barca.
 

andyt

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Keeper Bernd Leno from Arsenal to Fulham for about £8 million. He had already agreed personal terms with the Cottagers.
 

jeffbear

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Ben Mee from Burnley to Brentford on a free.

Chelsea is on the verge of signing center back Jules Kounde from Sevilla for about £55 million. That will leave club captain Cesar Azpilicueta free to join Barca.
Kounde ended up going to Barca ... not sure what that means for Azpillicueta ... or Sergino Dest for that matter.
 

andyt

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It looks like Chelsea is cutting Matt Miazga loose. FC Cincinnati appears to be his destination, using TAM, not a DP spot. Since signing for Chelsea in the January 2016 window, he made 2 appearances for the Blues, both in the 2015-16 season. After that, it was a 2 year loan to Vitesse, a year at Nantes, 2 years at Reading, a year at Anderlecht and last year at Alaves.
 

jeffbear

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It looks like Chelsea is cutting Matt Miazga loose. FC Cincinnati appears to be his destination, using TAM, not a DP spot. Since signing for Chelsea in the January 2016 window, he made 2 appearances for the Blues, both in the 2015-16 season. After that, it was a 2 year loan to Vitesse, a year at Nantes, 2 years at Reading, a year at Anderlecht and last year at Alaves.
And as if to remind people that Chelsea are still Chelsea even under new ownership, they splashed out 20 million pounds to purchase Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa the other day. He's a promising 18 year old who has been very, very good for England in age group international play but hasn't been able to dent the senior squad at Villa ... despite getting some opportunities to impress last season. Makes perfect sense if you're Chelsea ... over-spend on a young player that will likely never see the pitch for your senior squad so you can shore up your Loan Army and then pay him a high enough wage that he'll never want to actually leave. For some reason Chelsea have long operated under the presumption that you somehow get rewarded for maintaining a massive roster and having 20-ish guys out on loan. I mean, you don't, but ... carry on Blues. Villa turned a tidy profit on that exchange especially for a player with only one year left on his deal, so ... thanks.

Miazga 100% could still be in the mix for the USMNT if he had given up his fat Chelsea wages and headed back to MLS about 4 years ago. The only thing separating him from Walker Zimmerman and Aaron Long is years and years of actual playing time in systems that cared about their professional development. Maybe Miazga can get a second career wind in MLS like Carter Vickers did at Celtic after being similarly stunted at Spurs. I hope so. Seems like a decent kid.
 
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andyt

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Steven Goff from the Washington Post tweeted that DC United was deep in talks late into the night about acquiring a European-based forward. He followed up with the name…Christian Benteke. The MLS window closed last night but his sources were optimistic that a deal had been made before the deadline.
 

jeffbear

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Perfect MLS DP striker, right there. 10 years past his peak output but still kicking it pretty good at 31. He's probably got a couple of decently productive years left in him at that level. And Benteke is a good team guy for a pure striker.
 
And as if to remind people that Chelsea are still Chelsea even under new ownership, they splashed out 20 million pounds to purchase Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa the other day. He's a promising 18 year old who has been very, very good for England in age group international play but hasn't been able to dent the senior squad at Villa ... despite getting some opportunities to impress last season. Makes perfect sense if you're Chelsea ... over-spend on a young player that will likely never see the pitch for your senior squad so you can shore up your Loan Army and then pay him a high enough wage that he'll never want to actually leave. For some reason Chelsea have long operated under the presumption that you somehow get rewarded for maintaining a massive roster and having 20-ish guys out on loan. I mean, you don't, but ... carry on Blues. Villa turned a tidy profit on that exchange especially for a player with only one year left on his deal, so ... thanks.

What an incredible deal for a player who has shown absolutely nothing so far and wouldn't resign and wanted an outlandish contract. Even if he does turn into a good player, it's still an amazing deal for Villa as he wasn't signing a new contract anyway. I'm curious what the contract he signed with Chelsea looks like.
 

andyt

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Chelsea splashed out another £56 million for Brighton defender Marc Cucurella. There are another £7 million in potential add-ons.
 

jeffbear

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What an incredible deal for a player who has shown absolutely nothing so far and wouldn't resign and wanted an outlandish contract. Even if he does turn into a good player, it's still an amazing deal for Villa as he wasn't signing a new contract anyway. I'm curious what the contract he signed with Chelsea looks like.
Nobody will come straight out and say, so you know the details are at least somewhat verbal. But I saw reliable reports that they are paying him first team wages, with a hefty bonus package added on. And they committed to keep him in London for the full 22-23 season. I mean, fine. He's got some serious wiggle and could develop into another Mount or Fodden type without stretching credibility too far. But Chelsea is lousy with proven, mature, first team number 8s and 10s. So, yeah. Just another kid making a bad short term decision because he's got stars in his eyes. Villa made their bank, which is kind of the point with high profile academy guys. Good business all around.
 
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