Transfer Tracker: Major Moves Across Europe


The summer transfer window in most major leagues across Europe is open until Aug. 31, and after a World Cup in which some players raised their individual stock, the club landscape overseas is in for a major shift.

All of the major moves across Europe:

Jefferson Montero to Swansea City
Former Club: Morelia
Montero, Ecuador's 24-year-old World Cup winger, is off to the Premier League on a four-year deal after spending the last two years in Liga MX with Morelia. Montero started all three of Ecuador's group games in Brazil and adds an element of attacking pace to Swansea, which has made six summer signings thus far.
   
Serge Aurier to Paris SAINT-Germain (Loan)
Former Club: Toulouse
Aurier rose to prominence during the World Cup with his play at right back for the Ivory Coast, assisting on a pair of goals against Japan. He had reportedly been on Arsenal's radar, and he joins two-time defending Ligue 1 champion PSG on a loan for the season with an option to buy.
   
James Rodriguez to Real Madrid
Former Club: Monaco
The long-rumored move for the World Cup star is official. James Rodriguez joins Real Madrid's embarrassment of riches on a reported €80 million deal, a summer after moving from Porto to Monaco for €45 million. His World Cup-best six goals made him a worldwide phenomenon this summer, and he becomes the latest rising star to join the 10-time European champions.
   
Jeremy Mathieu to Barcelona
Former Club: Valencia
The Spanish power has added a needed boost to its back line, agreeing to terms with the 30-year-old French left back/center back on a four-year deal. Barcelona has also set his buyout clause at an astounding €50 million, given his age and status. He moves to Camp Nou from fellow Spanish contender Valencia.
   
Bojan Krkic to Stoke City
Former Club: Barcelona
The 23-year-old forward is off to Stoke on a four-year deal, leaving the club where he climbed through the youth ranks and became the club's La Masia academy's all-time leading scorer before joining the first team in 2007. He was on loan with Dutch champion Ajax last season.
   
Patrice Evra to Juventus
Former Club: Manchester United
The veteran French left back is on the move from Old Trafford to the reigning three-time Serie A champions, signing a two-year deal with Juve. He's the second longtime United defender to move to Italy, following Nemanja Vidic's move to Inter Milan.
   
Alvaro Morata to Juventus
Former Club: Real Madrid
Morata, 21, is on the move from the reigning UEFA Champions League winner, joining the Italian champions on a five-year deal. He fetched a reported transfer fee of €20 million, and reports say Real Madrid has the right to reacquire the forward at a fixed price after two and three seasons.
   
Toni Kroos to Real Madrid
Former Club: Bayern Munich
The World Cup-winning German central midfielder leaves one power for another, linking up with the reigning UEFA Champions League winners and joining international teammate Sami Khedira. Reports have the move at €20 million.
   
Rio Ferdinand to Queens Park Rangers
Former Club: Manchester United
The former England and Manchester United center back switches clubs on a free transfer, staying in the Premier League at age 35. He is signed on a one-year deal and claimed to have chosen the Rs despite having more lucrative offers elsewhere.
   
Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal
Former Club: Newcastle
France's 28-year-old World Cup right back joins the Gunners on an unspecified "long-term" deal to boost the club's back line. Various reports have the move in the £10-12 million range.
   
Michu to Napoli (Loan)
Former Club: Swansea City
The Swans' star Spanish forward will spend the season on loan in Serie A, with Napoli maintaining the option to buy him outright. After a star-caliber 2012-13, Michu endured an injury-riddled 2013-14 campaign.
   
Filipe Luis to Chelsea
Former Club: Atletico Madrid
Passed over for Brazil's World Cup team, Filipe Luis was one of the premier fullbacks in the world last season and provides a natural replacement for departed left back Ashley Cole and a complement to right back Cesar Azpilicueta. Reports have the move at £20 million.
   
Juan Iturbe to Roma
Former Club: Hellas Verona
The highly sought-after 21-year-old Argentine winger joins Roma on a five-year deal after a reported transfer fee of €22 million. Iturbe, who has been dubbed "The new Lionel Messi," has reportedly been on the radars of teams such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal ever since his days at Porto.
   
Luis Suarez to Barcelona
Former Club: Liverpool
The much-maligned Suarez can't play until late October while serving his FIFA ban for biting a third opponent, but he led the Premier League with 31 goals last season and gives the Blaugrana a true No. 9. Barcelona triggered his reported £70 million buyout clause to secure the move.
   
Enner Valencia to West Ham
Former Club: Pachuca
Valencia, who scored the most goals in Mexico's 2014 Clausura campaign, boosted his value in Ecuador's build-up to the World Cup and then even more in Brazil, scoring three goals in the group stage. Reports have the move at £12 million.
   
Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal
Former Club: Barcelona
The Chilean forward is set for a starring role with Arsene Wenger's Gunners after scoring 21 goals in all competitions for Barcelona. His move reportedly cost Arsenal £35 million.
   
Ashley Cole to Roma
Former Club: Chelsea
It's a period of grand change for the 33-year-old Cole, who retired from England after being left off of the World Cup roster and is headed to a new club after eight years roaming the left flank and locking down opposing attackers at Stamford Bridge (and 16 in London, going back to his Arsenal days). He moves to Roma on a two-year deal after a free transfer.
   
Diego Costa to Chelsea
Former Club: Atletico Madrid
The Rojiblancos can add Costa to the line of star forwards who have headed elsewhere for a big payday, following Fernando Torres, Diego Forlan and Sergio Aguero. He's signed on a five-year deal, with reports putting the transfer at £32 million.
   
Ivan Rakitic to Barcelona
Former Club: Sevilla
After helping Sevilla to the Europa League championship, Rakitic, the 26-year-old Croatian international central midfielder, climbs Spain's hierarchy to join the Blaugrana. He's signed on a five-year deal after a transfer that reportedly cost €18 million, and he steps in for the departed Cesc Fabregas.
   
Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea
Former Club: Barcelona
Fabregas returns to London, where he starred for Arsenal prior to his move to Barcelona. Fabregas fills a central midfield void left behind by Frank Lampard, moving on a reported £27 million deal.
   
Luke Shaw to Manchester United
Former Club: Southampton
The 19-year-old left back is a rising star on the England national team and is fresh off making his World Cup debut. Was widely touted as one of the best defenders in the Premier League last season and moves on a £30 million transfer fee.
   
Claudio Bravo to Barcelona
Former Club: Real Sociedad
Bravo, Chile's World Cup goalkeeper, becomes Barcelona's second offseason goalkeeping signing, joining Marc-Andre ter Stegen. The 31-year-old will fight for first-team minutes under new manager Luis Enrique, and he joins the club on a four-year deal after a reported €9 million transfer.
   
Ander Herrera to Manchester United
Former Club: Athletic Bilbao
After a long courtship, United finally landed the highly rated 24-year-old Spanish midfielder after he paid his own £29 million buyout clause. He's signed on a four-year deal.
   
David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain
Former Club: Chelsea
The wild-haired Brazilian international is the most expensive defensive purchase in soccer history after completing a £50 million move to the two-time reigning French champions and signing a five-year deal. With PSG, he'll be paired with international center back partner Thiago Silva.
   
Marc-Andre ter Stegen to Barcelona
Former Club: Borussia Monchengladbach
Barcelona's goalkeeping void left behind by Victor Valdes' departure is to be filled by ter Stegen, the 22-year-old German international who moves to Camp Nou on a five-year deal. Barcelona paid €12 million to pry him from the Bundesliga, and the club promptly set his buyout clause at €80 million.

Source: ESPN, The Guardian, Fox Media, Associate Press

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