Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Transfer Window Summary

With the summer transfer window closing on Thursday, here is a summary of all the deals done including a number of dramatic transfers on the final day.

Torino started their business early, with deals to sign Brazilian defender Lyanco and goalkeeper Vanja Milinković-Savić arriving from São Paulo and Legia Gdansk before the transfer window had even officially opened.

Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu signed on a free transfer from PSG to replace Joe Hart who had returned to Man City after his loan spell expired. Cameroon international Nicolas N'Koulou was a surprise arrival from Lyon, with the defender arriving on loan with an option to make the deal permanent.

Midfielder Tomás Rincón also arrived on loan from local rivals Torino, although the Granata will be obliged for this to become permanent at the end of the campaign. Spanish winger Alex Berenguer arrived from Osasuna on a permanent deal, with Toro seeing off interest from Napoli to sign the talented youngster.

Striker Umar Sadiq signed on loan from Roma to provide back up for Andrea Belotti in a complicated deal which Toro can make permanent, but Roma also have a counter option.

A number of players have left the club in the summer, with Daniele Padelli joining Inter after his contract at the club expired. Defenders Carlão and Arlind Ajeti joined APOEL and Crotone on loan, whilst Gaston Silva and Luca Rossettini left permanently to sign for Pumas and Genoa.

Marco Benassi was Torino's highest profile departure, with the highly rated midfielder leaving the club to join Fiorentina. Saša Lukić left the club to join Levante on loan, whilst Mattia Aramu went to Virtus Entella on a temporary basis.

A number of deals also took place on deadline day, with Davide Zappacosta surprisingly being signed by Chelsea in a deal that could be worth €30m. Zappacosta was replaced by Inter defender Cristian Ansaldi, who signed on a two year loan with an obligation to make permanent.

Fellow Argentine Nicolás Burdisso also signed for Toro on a free transfer, whilst Torino's marquee signing of the summer also took place on the final day, with M'Baye Niang signing from AC Milan in a deal which will break Toro's transfer record.

There were also outgoings on Thursday, with Danilo Avelar leaving to join French side Amiens, Maxi Lopez departing for Udinese, and Vittorio Parigini for Benevento. 

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