The closing of the pass market, live. The minute by minute of Thursday, September 1

The 31-year-old Swiss striker, who arrived as an important bet for the Catalan club in 2019, when the institution was going through its worst economic moment of the decade, will terminate his contract with the club after confirming that he will not be taken into account by Xavi. Unlike others, he will not have to travel a lot to close the deal with his new club, since he belongs to the same city: He will play in Espanyol de , ​​where he will sign a contract until June 2025.

The Swiss defender arrives from Borussia Dortmund for a figure close to 17,500,000 euros. He is 27 years old and signed a contract until June 2027. He plays as a central defender, is 1.88m tall and is a starter for his national team, so if there are no problems, he will play the next Qatar 2022 World Cup, where Switzerland will share Group G with Brazil , Serbia and Cameroon. “He has everything we want in a centre-back. He is strong, quick, good on the ball, has an excellent long ball and will complement the other defenders on this team and our style of play,” said Manchester City Sporting Director Txiki Begiristain.

Manuel Akanji, new Manchester City defender, and Txiki Begiristain, sports director of the institutionManchester City – Manchester City

The Portuguese midfielder is Barcelona’s main target for this transfer market closure. Manchester City tries to retain him against all odds, but the negotiation with the player to achieve his permanence is becoming increasingly complicated. Joan Laporta, president of the Catalan institution, believes the transfer of the Portuguese crack is possible, although there are still no concrete negotiations and time is running out.

Bernardo Silva, a Barcelona target, started in City's 6-0 win over Nottingham Forest
Bernardo Silva, a Barcelona target, started in City’s 6-0 win over Nottingham ForestOLI SCARFF – AFP

would announce the purchase of Carlos Soler in the next few hours. The Valencia footballer did not want to miss the opportunity to join one of the most important clubs on the planet. According to the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, specialist in the transfer market, the Parisian team would have an agreement with Valencia for a fixed 18 million euros, plus another three in variables. He would arrive to be part of PSG’s usual rotation in the offensive zone, always with the intention of giving rest to the team’s star figures: Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Meymar Jr.

Carlos Soler, Valencia's attacking midfielder, is close to closing his arrival at PSG
Carlos Soler, Valencia’s attacking midfielder, is close to closing his arrival at PSGJOSE JORDAN – AFP

Despite having reached an agreement with the Italian team, the Costa Rican could stay at the Parisian club. According to information from L’EquipePSG would do their best to keep the Costa Rican on their squad, with the aim of maintaining an even dispute in practically all positions. Donnarumma is the starting goalkeeper, but Cristophe Galtier, coach of the French team, wants Keylor to provide guarantees in moments of rotation.

CR7, relegated to an unusual substitution in the last games of the Red Devilsmaintains doubts about his future in the last hours of the transfer market. Uncertainty about Cristiano’s future at United increased after the acquisition of Antony from Ajax.

This Wednesday, when asked if the Portuguese is still part of his plans after the arrival of the Brazilian, Ten Hag said: “It is clear, of course. We need quality players. One needs to cover all the matches to maintain consistency. That’s what we’re looking for,” he said.. However, the doubt is sown due to the striker’s intention to go in search of a club that participates in the Champions League (United will play the Europa League).

Cristiano Ronaldo does not maintain a good relationship with Erik ten Hag, manager of United, and would seek to leave
Cristiano Ronaldo does not maintain a good relationship with Erik ten Hag, manager of United, and would seek to leaveIan Walton – AP

I followed the coverage of the last day of the pass market in Canchallena – THE NATION: the most important transfers, the movements of the Argentines and the minute by minute of all the purchases, loans and sales of players in the European summer.

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