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Soccer Transfers and Rumours of the Day
In this new series from The Toonari Post we will cover the biggest soccer transfers from the previous day as well as the most important rumors.
Michael Bradley (Chievo to Roma)
The American 24 years old midfielder, has been given a huge step in his career by going to AS Roma. In this transfer Roma has paid an amount of 3.75 millions euros and has also given Chievo the Romanian midfield Adrian Stoain.
Bradley who plays as a center midfielder will have to fight for a place with great quality players such as De Rossi, Pjanic or Brighi.
The American midfielder has signed until 2016, so he will defend the red shirt for the next four seasons.
Thiago Silva (Milan to PSG)
Thiago Silva, one of the most important players of AC Milan has been bought by mighty PSG. The French team owned by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has announced that the defense will play in PSG for the next five seasons. The amount of money to be paid for the Brazilian player transfer has not been officially said but it seems that it is something around 42 millions euros. It is tough to know how much Silva will earn, something around 9 millions of euros per season. (All of these figures should be cited with links, especially since you are saying that it may be around these prices)
According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, PSG bought both Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahivoch. However, PSG has not confirmed this last movement, although it looks like sooner or later the Swede will end up in France.
It is the first time in soccer history that a club has paid so much money for a defender. Previously the record was Rio Ferdinand’s transfer to Manchester United in 2002.
Daniel Pranjic (Bayern Munchen to Sporting Lisbon)
Croatian international player Pranjic, who was a free agent after the expiring of his contract on Bayern Munich at the end of the season, has gone to Portuguese Sporting Lisbon team.
The midfield that just played in the Eurocup was close to tying up a deal with Everton, but he has finally decided to move to Portugal. The Croatian national has signed for three years in the Portuguese club, up to 2015, and will have a buyout clause of 15 million euros.
It is the fourth signing for the Portuguese after they bought Swiss Gelson Fernandes, Sunil Chhetri Indian striker and the young Moroccan Labyad Zakaria.
Afellay (Barcelona to Lille)
FC Barcelona is looking for some money in order to buy a central defense who can replace Carlos Puyol. In order to get the cash, Barca is willing to sell both Adriano Correira and Afellay. For this second one, Lille has made a good offer, but the player does not want to play in the French league. The Dutch forwards wants to stay in Barcelona and he says that will just move if teams such as Inter or Arsenal make offers for him.
Luka Modric (Tottenham to Real Madrid)
Real Madrid is close to a £30million deal for Luka Modric. However, it seem that the Spanish team is waiting to get rid off of Kaka, so they get some money to go for the Croatian national player. According to the Daily Mail, a number of different options have been tried over the course of the transfer, especially the inclusion of Madrid players to bring the cost down. Ricardo Carvalho and Nuri Sahin were both offered, but neither were open to idea of moving to Tottenham.