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Notable transfers in Europe in second week of January

  • Published at 10:16 pm January 14th, 2021
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Here are some of the notable signings in the second week of January

Compared to the first week of January, which was relatively quiet on the transfer front, major European football leagues were busier in the second week of the first month of 2021, including Luka Jovic’s return to his former employers Eintracht Frankfurt after a failed stint at Real Madrid.

Alongside the transfer of Ivorian Amad Diallo to Manchester United from Atalanta, there were some notable transfers in the first week of January as the transfer window opened in 2021.

Posted by Sports Tribune on Friday, 8 January 2021

Here are some of the notable signings in the second week of January:

Brentford make Iranian Ghoddos' loan permanent

Brentford have turned Iran winger Saman Ghoddos' loan move from French club Amiens into a permanent deal until 2023 with an option for an extra year, the second-tier club said Thursday.

Ghoddos, who had joined the Bees on a year-long loan deal in September, scored his first goal for the club in their FA Cup third-round win over Middlesbrough last weekend.

Saman Ghoddos

The 27-year old has played 19 games in all competitions for the west London side.

Brentford are fourth in the Championship table, with 41 points after 22 games.

Dembele joins Atletico on loan

Olympique Lyonnais forward Moussa Dembele has joined La Liga side Atletico Madrid on loan, with an option to buy.

Atletico have signed striker Dembele to boost their La Liga title charge and Champions League hopes after Diego Costa left the club this month.

Moussa Dembele

Dembele, 24, scored 45 goals in all competitions for Lyon and joins Atletico on loan until the end of the season.

Slimani signs for Lyon

Leicester City striker Islam Slimani signed for Lyon on a free transfer, the French club said Wednesday.

Slimani, who scored 13 goals in 47 games in all competitions for Leicester, joins Lyon on an 18-month contract. 

Islam Slimani in the center

The Algeria international's deal at Leicester was due to end in the close season.

Leverkusen sign Fosu-Mensah from United

Bayer Leverkusen have signed versatile Dutch defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah from Manchester United on a three-year contract, the Bundesliga club said Wednesday.

United did not disclose the transfer fee but British media reported that the German club paid around 1.5m pounds ($2.05m) for the Netherlands international.

Fosu-Mensah, 23, played 30 games in all competitions for United after making his debut in 2016.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Fosu-Mensah also played on loan for Fulham and Crystal Palace.

Leverkusen are third in the Bundesliga with 29 points after 15 games. 

They travel to Union Berlin Friday.

West Brom sign Lonergan on short-term deal

West Bromwich Albion have signed ex-Preston North End and Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Andy Lonergan on a short-term deal until the end of the season, the Premier League club said Saturday.

Lonergan, who will provide cover for Sam Johnstone, is West Brom's second signing of the January transfer window after the West Midlands club brought in Scottish midfielder Robert Snodgrass from West Ham United last week.

Andy Lonergan

West Brom later said in a statement that the 37-year old was available for last week’s FA Cup third-round game at Blackpool.

West Brom sign Snodgrass from West Ham

West Brom have signed midfielder Robert Snodgrass from West Ham on an 18-month contract, the Premier League club said last week.

Snodgrass, who had six months left on his West Ham deal, is manager Sam Allardyce's first signing at the Hawthorns as the club look to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone.

Robert Snodgrass

Allardyce praised Snodgrass, who scored 11 goals and had 17 assists in 86 games for West Ham.

West Brom are second-bottom in the league standings, with eight points from 17 games.

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