Confirmed Transfers

18-Year-Old American Joins Bundesliga Club Schalke 04

One of the most talented young forwards in the history of the American game has officially joined Schalke 04, bringing a close to a deal that had been in the works since January.

Haji Wright, an 18-year-old from Los Angeles, California, has been on Schalke’s radar for years. However, he was unable to sign with the club, or any club abroad, until his 18th birthday, a milestone he reached on March 27. Wright and Schalke had agreed to terms earlier this year but he's finally been allowed to put pen to paper. 

Orlando City Signed The Most Intimidating Soccer Player In The World

Orlando City have signed 34-year-old Brazilian attacker Julio Baptista, who is famous for two things.

Thing number one is enjoying a long career with the likes of Sevilla, Real Madrid, Arsenal and Roma, scoring 94 senior goals so far and earning 47 caps (with five goals) for Brazil between 2001 and 2010..

Thing number two is being completely terrifying (his nickname is "The Beast").

Manchester United Can Be Fixed For $150 Million According To Paul Scholes

Under the reign of Louis van Gaal, Paul Scholes has labeled Manchester United a shamble, a team devoid of creativity, risk and and an unmitigated disaster. His criticism of the current regime has been so fierce that he’s been forced to deny having a personal bias against van Gaal and the current crop of Manchester United players. 

After A Crazy Transfer Window, The Chinese Super League Kicks Off Its Season

The Ping Ping Chinese Football Association Super League, that is, China's first division soccer league, began play on Friday with 16 teams playing 30 games from now until December.

China wants to be a powerhouse in this sport. This country has made some efforts to be recognized in world soccer.

In fact, Chinese President Xi Jinping has made a state plan for China to host the 2030 World Cup and win the World Cup before the end of the 21st century. And he also has taken selfies with players like Sergio Aguero.

The Salaries Of The Top Paid Footballers In China

This January’s transfer window was something of an oddity. Instead of the usual headlines involving the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea or Paris Saint-Germain, the biggest story came out of China. The Chinese Super League, CSL, spent $278 million during the winter transfer window, outspending the $250 million dropped by the Premier League. So, we decided to take a look at the top paid footballers in China today.

10 January Transfers Who Made A Difference

How much value can be gained in the January transfer window? Well, it all really depends who you ask and the circumstances surrounding any given transfer.

Football pundits, coaches and administrators in Germany and further throughout the continent see spending in January as a sign of weakness that reflects a complete lack of planning from a club.

The Chinese Super League Signed Another Colombian. He’s Its Biggest Star Yet.

Three of the best Colombian players have just left well known clubs from Europe and landed in the Chinese Super League, where their new teams paid a lot of money for them.

The latest to sign to play in the Far East is Jackson Martinez. Martinez failed to convince at Atletico de Madrid, the team that bought him last summer for €35 million and has now sold him for €42 million euro to Guangzhou Evergrande. Atletico made €7 million profit on Martinez.

Alexandre Pato Signs With Chelsea: Last Chance In Europe?

Alexandre Pato is coming home. Well, actually he’s leaving home. But he’s making a move back to his home away from home--Europe. The one-time Brazilian prodigy has reached an agreement with Chelsea for a six-month loan deal. At the end of the six months the club will have the option to extend the loan, make it a permanent deal or kick him to the curb. 

Chelsea’s Next Great Defensive Hope Is A 20-Year-Old American

Chelsea's defensive record is in shambles: they've allowed 34 goals in 23 matches this campaign. Last season's title winning defense allowed only 32 goals throughout the entirety of the season. More worringly for the Chelsea heirarchy is that the situation doesn't have any immediate remedies in the form of contracted players. Their backline is comprised of ageing stalwarts John Terry, 35, Branislav Ivanovic, 31, and Gary Cahill, 30.

Transfer Rumor: Usain Bolt Will No Longer Join Manchester United Because Of Louis Van Gaal

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet and a long time supporter of Manchester United, has frequently reiterated his belief that he could turn out for the Red Devils. However, Bolt has now rescinded his own offer for a trial at Manchester United on the grounds of Louis van Gaal’s management style.

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