There’s been plenty of transfer news recently with 3 departures from the club (1 permanent) as well as, as always, scores of transfer rumours.
Fabián Rinaudo has completed his move to Catania for €3,000,000. The Argentine midfielder found it hard to find a place in the team after the emergence of William Carvalho and will now return to the club where he spent last season on loan. Rinaudo has stated he wants to help Catania return to Serie A after their demotion to Serie B last season.
Rinaudo has been a great leader for Sporting on and off the field since he joined from Gimnasia La Plata in 2011 and was frequently one of the senior leaders in the team. Best of luck to Fito as he moves on.
Wilson Eduardo has moved to Dinamo Zagreb for the rest of the season with the Croatian club given the option to buy. The winger has impressed so far in pre-season after finding it hard to find game-time with the break through of Carlos Mané and the signing of Héldon Ramos last season.
Eduardo will miss the opportunity to play with his brother João Mário who is just becoming a first team player but will join a large Portuguese contingent at Dinamo. There’s no word yet on a price Zagreb would be looking to pay should they wish to make the deal permanent.
Diogo Salomão will be returning to Deportivo de La Coruña for yet another stint with the club. The winger’s last stint was cut short after Salomão received a serious injury. Salomão will be having a medical with the club on Monday.
The expected exit of Miguel Lopes is still no closer to being done. The right-back apparently has proposals from clubs in Germany, England and Spain with Real Betis though to being close but no concrete news yet on the player.
In transfer speculation Trabzonspor join the list of clubs interested in signing Islam Slimani. The list now is endless.
Sporting are said to have turned down a €30,000,000 offer from Arsenal for William Carvalho. The club are said to be open to listening to offers but were not impressed with Arsenal’s apparent intention to pay for the player in two separate instalments.
Boca Juniors are hoping to secure the loan of Valentín Viola who apparently doesn’t enter Marco Silva’s plans for next season. The Argentinian club apparently not bothered by Viola’s Racing Club tattoo.
Finally, Héldon Ramos is said to have interested clubs in Greece and Turkey for his services but A Bola doesn’t provide much more information than that.