Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo: Best football transfers in the summer of 2021
The summer transfer season of 2021 will be remembered for years to come. Shocks, tears and joy are enough, to sum up, this year's transfer window. Take a look at the list of your favourite stars and their brand new club:
Paris Saint-Germain probably did the best business in the current transfer season as they signed top five football stars, out of which four of them were free agents.
Former Barcelona star Lionel Messi, recently, joined Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal. The Argentine will feature along with his former Barca teammate Neymar and the upcoming football star Kylian Mbappe this season.
Lionel Messi says that he is 'extremely happy' after joining PSG, and 'dreams of Champions League win' with them.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo completed an emotional return to Manchester United on Tuesday (August 31), over 12 years after leaving as the world's most expensive player.
After United confirmed the transfer, Ronaldo dedicated the move to his mentor Alex Ferguson as he wrote, "Sir Alex, this one is for you". He also mentioned that he is "back" where he belongs.
The 36-year-old has returned to the Premier League from Juventus on a two-year contract with the option to extend for a further year, subject to international clearance.
Sergio Ramos - Paris Saint Germain
Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos signed with Paris Saint-Germain after running out of contract with his former club. He has won several Champions League with Real Madrid and will help the team with much-needed experience in the competition.
However, it will be interesting to see Ramos and Lionel Messi, once fierce rivals, playing alongside each other.
Sergio Aguero - Barcelona
Barcelona completed the signing of Argentine forward Sergio Aguero on a free transfer after he left Manchester City upon expiry of his contract with the Premier League giants.
The Argentine forward was spotted in Barcelona over the weekend.
Aguero has been handed a two-year contract with the Spanish giants.
SAUL HAS CHELSEA DEBUT TO FORGET, LUKAKU SHINES
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel had said loan signing Saul Niguez had the perfect profile to slot into their midfield but he had a debut to forget after a poor performance in the 3-0 win over Aston Villa saw him hooked off at halftime for Jorginho.
Saul was added to the starting lineup with N`Golo Kante out injured but the Spaniard was well off the pace in a match where striker Romelu Lukaku scored twice on his second debut at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea moved into second place.
The 26-year-old from Atletico Madrid was dispossessed three times in 45 minutes, with Tuchel saying he made some "big mistakes" and struggled with the intensity of the game.
"You could see he isn`t fully adapted, it`s completely my responsibility," Tuchel said. "I had the feeling he could jump in for us and play at that level. I thought it was maybe better to change him, but it doesn`t change anything."