Confirmed Transfers

Chelsea Win Race To Sign 15-Year-Old Scottish Sensation Billy Gilmour

Aged only 15, top English clubs have already been scouting Rangers teenage sensation and Scotland youth international Billy Gilmour. Gilmour can't legally sign a contract with any team until he's 16, but Chelsea are rumored to have agreed to terms with both player and club.

Gilmour had also grabbed the attention of Manchester United and Bayern Munich. Disregarding all of the great opportunities that have been presented by the English clubs, it's difficult to understand why he'd choose Chelsea given their track record of loaning their young players.

The Chicago Fire Made A Mistake Signing Bastian Schweinsteiger

El Chicago Fire cometió un grave error al fichar a la leyenda alemana Bastian Schweinsteiger para que se fuera del Manchester United.

Obviamente, el movimiento fue para crear algún tipo de liderazgo dentro del vestuario del Fire, y en ese caso el Fire hizo un fantástico trabajo al traer a Schweinsteiger. Sin embargo, eso sería llenar sólo uno de los muchos agujeros que el Fire tiene.

La temporada pasada, el Chicago Fire terminó con un record general de 7-10-17 para encontrarse en el fondo de la Conferencia Oriental.

Bastian Schweinsteiger Leaves Manchester United For Chicago Fire And MLS

The Chicago Fire have signed 32-year-old German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger from Manchester United, handing him one of the top 10 biggest contracts in the league. Schweinsteiger could make his Chicago debut as early as April 1 against Montreal.

According to FOX Soccer, the transfer fee is around $4.5 million. Schweinsteiger joined Manchester United from Bayern Munich back in July of 2015 for almost $10 million, but he struggled to make an impact at the club under Louis van Gaal. 

Out Of The Frying Pan

Per the Chicago Tribune, Bastian Schweinsteiger is on the move to the Chicago Fire, and could join the team as early as the middle of next week.

Let me get on the record saying this is going to go terribly. The Fire are awful, and don't have the athleticism in midfield to compensate for how creaky Schweinsteiger has become. It'll be like the first year of the Andrea Pirlo NYCFC experiment, only worse.

Nicklas Bendtner And His Pants Are On The Move Again

Nicklas Bendtner's career has taken many magical turns throughout the years (many of them involving pants), and now he's adding a new chapter: he's on his way to Norway.

Bayern Munich Signs Young Phenom Ryan Johansson

Bayern Munich announced the signing of 16-year-old Luxembourd youth midfielder Ryan Johansson to a long-term contract that is set to begin this upcoming summer.

Before his signing with Bayern Munich, Johansson was playing in France, representing the FC Metz U-17 squad.

AFCON MVP Christian Bassogog's First Four Clubs Have Been On Four Continents

Christian Bassogog, the Cameroonian international who was just named the MVP of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations after helping his side to the title, has just completed a transfer from Denmark’s Aalborg BK to Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League for a reported €6 million.

The Seattle Reign Have Two Goalies For 2017, But Not Hope Solo

The signs have continued to add up for Hope Solo to miss the Seattle Reign season opener. Even with the regular season kick-off still two months away, it appears as though the team has moved on from the iconic keeper. 

First, the club announced the acquisition and signing of Madalyn Schiffel from Europe. The club made moves with another NWSL club to be able to bring her in, signalling that she would, at a minimum, challenge for the starting spot. 

Carli Lloyd Joins Man City On Short-Term Contract, Will Miss Start Of NWSL Season

Carli Lloyd has announced that she will join Manchester City Women’s Football Club on a short-term deal that could run as long as June 1, 2017. The captain of the USWNT will reportedly join the English club after participating in the SheBelieves Cup from March 1-7. 

Rayo Vallecano Cancelled A Transfer Because Of A Neo-Nazi Controversy

Ukrainian international Roman Zozulya was set to move to Madrid and become a much-needed scoring threat for a struggling Rayo Vallecano side. 

Rayo reached a deadline-day loan deal with Real Betis and was hoping to count with Zozulya in its battle against relegation in the Spanish second division. However, instead of a savior’s welcome, Zozulya was received with protests by fans when he arrived in Vallecas.

Now, why would fans of a struggling second division club protest against the arrival of an international-level player?

Well, it was because of stuff like this:

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