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Man Utd sign Cavani in late transfer dash, Partey time for Arsenal

Man Utd sign Cavani in late transfer dash, Partey time for Arsenal

FOOTBALL: Manchester United swooped for Edinson Cavani among four signings yesterday 9Oct 5), but Arsenal completed the biggest deal of transfer deadline day with the arrival of midfielder Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.

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Tuesday 6 October 2020, 10:14AM


Edinson Cavani, seen here playing for Paris Saint-Germain, signed a one-year deal with the option for a second season at Manchester United yesterday (Oct 5). Photo: AFP.

Edinson Cavani, seen here playing for Paris Saint-Germain, signed a one-year deal with the option for a second season at Manchester United yesterday (Oct 5). Photo: AFP.

United were under the spotlight to respond to a humiliating 6-1 home defeat to Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday.

Dutch international midfielder Donny van de Beek had been the only addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad prior to yesterday’s arrival of Cavani, Alex Telles, Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri.

Cavani, 33, has been a free agent since leaving Paris Saint-Germain in June and signed a one-year deal with the option for a second season.

The Uruguayan scored 200 goals in seven seasons in the French capital to become the club’s all-time top goalscorer.

“Manchester United is one of the greatest clubs in the world, so it is a real honour to be here,” said Cavani. “I’ve worked really hard during the time off and I feel eager to compete and represent this incredible club.”

The arrival of left-back Telles from Porto for £13.5 million (approximately B549mn) is arguably even more important to aid a United defence that has conceded 11 goals in three Premier League games to start the season.

“He is a player we have been tracking for some time and his performances over the past few years are exactly what we are looking for,” said Solskjaer on the Brazilian international.

“He is a fighter and a winner and will add real determination and competition to the squad.”

After a forlorn chase of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, United also secured two promising 18-year-old wingers in Uruguayan Pellistri from Penarol and Atalanta’s Diallo, who will join in January in a deal that could reportedly reach up to 41 million euros (B1.5 billion).

Thomas a long-term target

Partey has been a long-term target for the Gunners, who have matched his 50 million euro buyout clause to bolster their threadbare midfield options.

The Ghanaian has made 188 appearances for the Spanish giants and was part of the Atletico sides that reached the 2016 Champions League final and beat Arsenal on the way to winning the Europa League in 2018.

“We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we’re now delighted to add such a high quality player to our squad,” said Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. “He is a dynamic midfielder with great energy.”

Uruguayan international Lucas Torreira has gone the other way from Arsenal to Atletico on a season-long loan deal, while another frozen out midfielder at the Emirates, Matteo Guendouzi, joined Hertha Berlin on loan.

Premier League table-toppers Everton signed centre-back Ben Godfrey for a reported initial fee of £25 million and Swedish international goalkeeper Robin Olsen on loan from Roma.

Quiet window for European giants

According to a report by the Centre for Economics Business Research, Premier League clubs were on course for an astonishing 95% of the net spend in Europe’s big five leagues this transfer window.

Barcelona’s accounts for the 2019/20 season showed the drastic impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on even the world’s richest clubs as the Catalans revealed 97mn euro losses yesterday.

Barca’s financial problems meant they could not agree deals for Lyon’s Memphis Depay or Manchester City defender Eric Garcia, but Rafinha left the Camp Nou in a cut-price deal to join PSG.

Juventus secured one of the hottest properties in Italian football as Federico Chiesa joined from Fiorentina on a two-year loan deal worth 10mn euros with an obligation to buy if certain conditions are met for a further 40mn.

English defender Chris Smalling returned to Roma on a permanent deal from Manchester United for 15mn euros after impressing during a loan spell last season.

French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has also returned to Serie A, joining Napoli on loan from Chelsea.

Bayern Munich added a trio of new players as Douglas Costa returned to the Allianz Arena for a second spell on loan from Juventus.

The European champions also signed former PSG striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting on a one-year deal and Bouna Sarr from Marseille.

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