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The hottest movements of the football transfer market<!-- wp:html --><p><span>The 2022 summer transfer window officially flung open on the 10th of June and since then, we have seen some really big transfers happen, and honestly, some more will still happen before it closes on the 1st of September.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>But so far, here are the hottest movements of the 2022 transfer window. </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span> Bernardeschi to Toronto </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>So, we start with what must be awesome news for the world of </span><a href="https://www.canadasportsbetting.ca/gambling-laws/ontario" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span>online gambling in Ontario</span></a><span>, Toronto, and other parts of Canada. Toronto FC just completed the signing of 28-year-old Italian winger, Federico Bernardeschi, for free from Juventus.</span></p> <p><span>He joins Insigne and Criscito on the list of Italians signed by Toronto this window. But being the youngest of the lot, his move might be the most exciting.</span></p> <p><span> Haaland to City</span></p> <p><span>We all knew that Haaland was going to leave Dortmund this summer, his destination was just unknown, with Barcelona, Madrid, and Bayern all interested in the youngster. But on the 10th of May – a month before the window opened – City announced that they had triggered the Norwegian’s 60-million-euro release clause and he would be joining the club.</span></p> <p><span> Raphinha to Barcelona</span></p> <p><span>Raphinha was another hot guy on the block this window. He had already agreed personal terms with Barcelona since February, the only thing left was for the clubs to agree. But they didn’t for a long time.</span></p> <p><span>Meanwhile, Chelsea and Arsenal joined the race and Leeds even reached an agreement with The Blues. But Raphinha insisted he wanted to join Barcelona and Barcelona alone so he held out until the Catalans presented a better bid to Leeds and finally signed him. His agent, Deco, who played for Barcelona for 4 years, was very integral to this deal happening.</span></p> <p><span> Rudiger to Madrid</span></p> <p><span>On the 20th of May, 2022, Rudiger announced that he would be leaving Chelsea this summer. There was a lot going on with the club with the change of ownership taking longer than it should have, so with his contract already out, the German decided to just jump ship.</span></p> <p><span>Real Madrid wanted him and they got him for free.</span></p> <p><span> Koulibaly to Chelsea</span></p> <p><span>With Chelsea having lost quite a handful of their defenders, their priority was to reinforce that position. And they wanted a tested and trusted center-back who is solid and reliable. Koulibaly was available and they paid 40 million euros to bring him over to Stamford Bridge, beating Barcelona in the race for his signature.</span></p> <p><span>You could say this was their revenge after losing Raphinha to the Blaugranas.</span></p> <p><span> Lewandowski to Barcelona</span></p> <p><span>Barcelona finally got their man! For several weeks, Lewandowski said that he wanted to leave Bayern and only wanted to go to Barcelona. Now, after prolonged negotiations and adamance from Bayern, it has finally happened.</span></p> <p><span>Both clubs have agreed on a 50-million-euro fee including add ons, and the Polish striker finally gets his wish of playing for the Catalan giants.</span></p> <p><span>These are just a few of the hot moves in this window. But with the futures of the likes of Ronaldo and de Jong still uncertain, there’s more to come, for sure.</span></p><!-- /wp:html -->

The 2022 summer transfer window officially flung open on the 10th of June and since then, we have seen some really big transfers happen, and honestly, some more will still happen before it closes on the 1st of September.

 

But so far, here are the hottest movements of the 2022 transfer window. 

 

Bernardeschi to Toronto 

 

So, we start with what must be awesome news for the world of online gambling in Ontario, Toronto, and other parts of Canada. Toronto FC just completed the signing of 28-year-old Italian winger, Federico Bernardeschi, for free from Juventus.

He joins Insigne and Criscito on the list of Italians signed by Toronto this window. But being the youngest of the lot, his move might be the most exciting.

Haaland to City

We all knew that Haaland was going to leave Dortmund this summer, his destination was just unknown, with Barcelona, Madrid, and Bayern all interested in the youngster. But on the 10th of May – a month before the window opened – City announced that they had triggered the Norwegian’s 60-million-euro release clause and he would be joining the club.

Raphinha to Barcelona

Raphinha was another hot guy on the block this window. He had already agreed personal terms with Barcelona since February, the only thing left was for the clubs to agree. But they didn’t for a long time.

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Arsenal joined the race and Leeds even reached an agreement with The Blues. But Raphinha insisted he wanted to join Barcelona and Barcelona alone so he held out until the Catalans presented a better bid to Leeds and finally signed him. His agent, Deco, who played for Barcelona for 4 years, was very integral to this deal happening.

Rudiger to Madrid

On the 20th of May, 2022, Rudiger announced that he would be leaving Chelsea this summer. There was a lot going on with the club with the change of ownership taking longer than it should have, so with his contract already out, the German decided to just jump ship.

Real Madrid wanted him and they got him for free.

Koulibaly to Chelsea

With Chelsea having lost quite a handful of their defenders, their priority was to reinforce that position. And they wanted a tested and trusted center-back who is solid and reliable. Koulibaly was available and they paid 40 million euros to bring him over to Stamford Bridge, beating Barcelona in the race for his signature.

You could say this was their revenge after losing Raphinha to the Blaugranas.

Lewandowski to Barcelona

Barcelona finally got their man! For several weeks, Lewandowski said that he wanted to leave Bayern and only wanted to go to Barcelona. Now, after prolonged negotiations and adamance from Bayern, it has finally happened.

Both clubs have agreed on a 50-million-euro fee including add ons, and the Polish striker finally gets his wish of playing for the Catalan giants.

These are just a few of the hot moves in this window. But with the futures of the likes of Ronaldo and de Jong still uncertain, there’s more to come, for sure.

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