European clubs in the five major leagues are racing to make the best deals during the current summer transfer period, which has witnessed many successes, failures and conflicts, whether in terms of new deals or extending contracts for prominent stars.
Excitement was not lost on this Mercato, which is expected to witness many big deals and resounding surprises.
This summer was characterized by the fierce battles waged by some major teams either to include a player or keep him and extend his contract, and the most prominent battles were the French star Kilian Mbappe, who was won by his Paris Saint-Germain team by renewing his contract - which expired at the end of the season - until 2025, to close that way. In front of the desperate attempts of Real Madrid to join the royal.
Similar battles are currently taking place;
Most notably, the conflict between Liverpool and Bayern Munich over the Reds striker Sadio Mane, who announced his intention to leave Anfield a year before the end of his contract, and the conflict between Lewandowski and his club Bayern Munich, as the Bundesliga top scorer insists on leaving, in light of reports close to Barcelona.
The following are the most prominent deals concluded by European clubs in the five major leagues in the current summer Mercato:
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1- Spanish League
Real Madrid have signed German defender Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea on a free transfer.
And he signed French star Aurelian Chawamini from Monaco, in a big deal, for 80 million euros and 20 million additions and variables, to occupy the fourth place in the list of the most expensive players in the history of Real Madrid.
Chuamini is also the most expensive midfielder in the history of "Merengue", ahead of his compatriot Zinedine Zidane, who moved in 2001 from Juventus for 73.5 million euros.
Real Madrid announced the departure of 3 players on a free transfer deal: Gareth Bale, Isco and Marcelo.
He has not made deals yet due to a severe financial crisis, and in return he transferred his loan to his Brazilian player, Philippe Coutinho, to Aston Villa, to sell him for 20 million euros.
He signed Samuel Leno from Gil Vicente, and left Hector Herrera and Luis Suarez on a free transfer.
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2- The English Premier League:
Premier League champions City won the signing of a 5-year contract with Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, 21, top scorer of German Borussia Dortmund, in return for paying the player's $63 million penalty clause.
And left City captain Fernandinho on a free transfer.
Liverpool signed two deals: the first included Fulham player Fabio Carvalho, and the second included promising Uruguayan star Darwin Nunez, 22, the Benfica striker, with a long contract until 2026, in a deal with an initial value of 75 million euros (78.17 million dollars), in addition to 20 million Euros extra fee.
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The signing of Croatian striker Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan on a free deal.
On the other hand, Tottenham announced the departure of 12 players in the largest replacement and renewal process for the European Champions League team next season.
3- Italian League:
He signed a contract with Italian international striker Federico Chiesa, for 40 million euros, plus 10 million variables, two years after he was loaned from the Italian team Fiorentina, for 10 million euros.
And Juventus, who failed for the second year in a row to win the Serie A title, left 3 players in free deals: Giorgio Chiellini, Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa.
The Argentine striker, Joaquin Correa, joined from Lazio, Italy, and in return, he left 5 players.
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4- German League:
Bayern signed Moroccan star Nassir Mazraoui for 4 seasons from the Dutch team Ajax Amsterdam in a free transfer deal, and from the same club also included Ryan Gravenberch.
And he left the ranks of the German league champion Niklas Zule, who joined Borussia Dortmund, in addition to Nicolas Kuhn and Corentin Tolisso.
He has made 7 deals so far, the most prominent of which is the signing of Bayern Munich star Niklas Zule.
On the other hand, 8 players left Dortmund, most notably Halland, to Manchester City.
5- French League:
Certainly, the best deals for the French league champion, and indeed the best ever this season, was the success of Saint Germain in resolving the continuation of his French star Mbappe until 2025, after he was close to joining Real Madrid, whose offer reached about 200 million euros.
Saint-Germain also included Nuno Mendes from Porting Lisbon, and Argentine star Angel Di Maria left on a free transfer deal, and Alexander Letelier represented him, and Marcin Bulka moved to Nice, France.