Confirmed Transfers

Chicago Fire Sign Alpine Messi, Immediately Rename Him Lake Michigan Messi

The Chicago Fire have signed Switzerland winger Xherdan Shaqiri from Olympique Lyonnais on a contract until 2024, the Major League Soccer (MLS) club announced on Wednesday, bringing a swift end to his time with the French side.

Shaqiri only joined Lyon from Liverpool in August to strengthen the Ligue 1 side's attacking options but scored just twice in 16 appearances in all competitions.

Minnesota Announces Groundbreaking Two-Sport Athlete Sarah Fuller As Team's First Signing

Minnesota's new women-led, community-owned club is absolutely rolling right now. 

After tapping into the state's previously unmet desire for a high-level women's soccer team by crowdfunding over $1 million from 3,000 investors, the club then revealed its name, badge and branding — as voted on by community owners — at the end of January: Minnesota Aurora FC.

Which Club Has Spent The Most On Transfers Over The Last 10 Years?

Manchester United returned to the top of the table on Monday but not the one they were hoping for as they were named the club with the biggest transfer losses in the last decade, splashing out more than $1.14 billion on players.

A study published by Switzerland-based independent research group CIES Football Observatory revealed United had a net spend of $1.23 billion since 2012, spending $1.77 billion on transfers while making $538 million back in player sales.

Christian Eriksen Could Be Club's "Greatest Signing Ever," Says Brentford Manager

Brentford manager Thomas Frank said on Thursday Christian Eriksen could be the club's "greatest signing" ever and he hoped the Danish midfielder would be able to make his Premier League debut within a few weeks.

The 29-year-old player joined Brentford as a free agent on Monday, seven months after he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch during a European Championship match.

Eriksen's former club Inter Milan ended his contract in December because he is not permitted to play in Serie A due to the presence of a heart starter device (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator).

First Transfer From Liga MX Femenil To NWSL Is Also First Cryptocurrency Transfer In Women's Soccer

Six months ago, the Spanish-Brazilian midfielder Stefany Ferrer van Ginkel signed with Tigres and became the first foreign player in Liga MX Femenil's history. Unfortunately, her contribution was underwhelming, and with just one goal in 10 games (224 minutes, to be accurate), she is now leaving the team.

Her departure, though, is not without another milestone in Mexican soccer. After joining Angel City FC, Ferrer van Ginkel is the first transfer in history from Liga MX Femenil to the American NWSL. 

Arsenal Letting Aubameyang Leave For Free, Signs American CB As Replacement

When Arsenal returns from a 2.5-week break on Feb. 10, Mikel Arteta’s side will focus solely on finishing in the Top 4 in the Premier League. Out of every other competition this season, the Gunners’ only goal now is returning to the Champions League for the first time since 2016-17, or at the very least making it back into the Europa League. 

Christian Eriksen Returns To Premier League Seven Months After Collapse

LONDON — Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen joined Premier League club Brentford on Monday, seven months after he suffered a cardiac arrest during a European Championship match.

Eriksen, who collapsed during the game against Finland in Copenhagen and was given life-saving CPR treatment in front of shocked fans and teammates, has signed for Brentford as a free agent for the rest of the season.

Lampard Gets Second Chance In Premier League Tasked With Saving Everton

Having waited almost a year for another shot at top-level management, Frank Lampard has been tasked with as tough a challenge as it gets: resurrecting an Everton side in turmoil.

It is not the best time to be a Toffees supporter, and protests outside Goodison Park have become commonplace.

Fans have called for the board to be sacked, pleaded with the club last summer not to appoint former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez, and made clear — in graffiti as well — their opposition to the proposed hiring of Vitor Pereira over Lampard.

Itzel González Y Sofía Álvarez, Talento De La Liga MX Femenil Que Parte A España

Tecatito Corona y Orbelín Pineda no son los únicos futbolistas mexicanos que pueden considerar España su nuevo hogar. Esta última semana, la lateral Sofía Álvarez y la arquera Itzel González dejaron los pastos de la Liga MX Femenil y se incorporaron a LaLiga Iberdrola, donde defenderán al Valencia y al Sevilla, respectivamente. 

Los traspasos son importantes en una dimensión personal para ambas jugadoras, pero también ayudan a la Liga MX Femenil -creada hace apenas cinco años- a consolidarse como una vitrina sólida para llegar a Europa.