2022 Transfer Window: Tracking the latest summer signings

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2022 Soccer Transfers: Tracking summer signings originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The longest transfer window of the calendar year is underway, and with it comes plenty of excitement.

After a year of understanding team strengths and weaknesses aided by the January transfer window, clubs now have much more time to scout and negotiate with players who could bolster the squad.

So which players are on the move to another club? Here’s everything you need to know about the transfer window and the deals that have been made across the major leagues:

What is the transfer window?

Unlike the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL, acquiring new talent for soccer clubs works a little differently. The summer transfer window typically lasts from mid-June to Sept. 1, depending on the league. 

During this period, clubs try to acquire players from another club through either a transfer fee, loan or loan-to-buy option. A transfer fee indicates a permanent switch of clubs, while a loan is essentially a club borrowing a player for either a short term (from the summer to January or January to summer), one full year or two full years. The transfer fee is agreed on between the clubs, which is separate from the contract the club pays the player to have them on the team’s books. 

A loan-to-buy option allows the teams to agree on a fixed price that would allow the borrowing club to make a permanent deal on the player after the loan term ends. Another option is a free transfer. When a player’s contract is expiring that summer and no extension has been agreed to, another club can swoop in and sign that player to a new contract without paying a transfer fee to the parent club. 

How many transfer windows are there?

There are two transfer windows in total. Along with the one in the summer, there is also the January transfer window that allows for mid-season acquisitions, though it’s a period where fewer deals are made because of game scheduling, traveling and other roadblocks that make negotiating tougher. 

MLS, however, has its season at a different time than Europe’s major leagues. MLS also has two transfer windows: the primary window that ran from Feb. 10 to May 4 and the secondary window that will start in July. 

When does the transfer window open?

All major leagues have varying opening transfer window dates, though deals have already been officially confirmed by some clubs. The deals won’t be confirmed by the leagues until July 1. Here is when the transfer window officially opens for the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1:

  • Premier League: Opens June 10 and closes on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. ET

  • La Liga: Opens July 1 and closes on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. ET

  • Serie A: Opens July 1 and closes on Sept. 1

  • Bundesliga: Opens July 1 and closes on Sept. 1 at 12 p.m. ET

  • Ligue 1: Opens June 10 and closes on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. ET

As aforementioned, MLS has a secondary summer transfer window that goes from July 7 to Aug. 4 with the regular season ending on October 9. 

Which players have transferred to a new club?

Transfers have already been abundant across the major leagues, and there will only be more on the horizon. Here’s a list of marquee soccer players who have begun a new chapter in their professional careers during the 2022 transfer window (all transfer fees via Transfermarkt):

ST Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City – $66 million

CDM Aurélien Tchouameni – AS Monaco to Real Madrid – $88 million

ST Darwin Núñez - Benfica to Liverpool – $82.5 million

CB Matthijs de Ligt – Juventus to Bayern Munich – $73.7 million

ST Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich to FC Barcelona – $49.5 million

LW Sadio Mané – Liverpool to Bayern Munich – $35.2 million

CM Paul Pogba – Manchester United to Juventus – free transfer

ST Richarlison – Everton to Tottenham – $63.8 million

RW Raphinha – Leeds United to FC Barcelona – $63.8 million

CB Lisandro Martinez – AFC Ajax to Manchester United – $63.11 million

LW Raheem Sterling – Manchester City to Chelsea – $61.8 million

ST Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City to Arsenal – $57.48 million

CDM Kalvin Phillips – Leeds United to Manchester City – $53.62 million

RW Federico Chiesa – Fiorentina to Juventus – $44 million

LB Nuno Mendes – Sporting CP to Paris Saint-Germain – $41.8 million

CAM Brenden Aaronson – RB Salzburg to Leeds United – $36.1 million

CB Diego Carlos – Sevilla to Aston Villa – $34.1 million

ST Karim Adeyemi – RB Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund – $33 million

CB Niklas Süle – Bayern Munich to Borussia Dortmund – free transfer

CB Antonio Rüdiger – Chelsea to Real Madrid – free transfer

LM/LWB Ivan Perisic – Inter Milan to Tottenham – free transfer

ST Joaquín Correa – Lazio to Inter Milan – $25.9 million

CB Nico Schlotterbeck – SC Freiburg to Borussia Dortmund – $22 million

CAM Philippe Coutinho – FC Barcelona to Aston Villa – $22 million

CM Mattéo Guendouzi – Arsenal to Marseille – $12.1 million

CDM Boubacar Kamara – Marseille to Aston Villa – free transfer

CB Giorgio Chiellini – Juventus to Los Angeles FC – free transfer 

LW Lorenzo Insigne – Napoli to Toronto FC – free transfer

ST Adam Hlozek – Sparta Prague to Bayern Leverkusen – $14.3 million

RB Noussair Mazraoui – AFC Ajax to Bayern Munich – free transfer

LB Matt Targett – Aston Villa to Newcastle United – $19.2 million

LW Hee-chan Hwang – RB Leipzig to Wolverhampton – $18.3 million 

LW Jérémie Boga – Sassuolo to Atalanta BC – $24.2 million

LW Jayden Braaf – Manchester City to Borussia Dortmund – free transfer

GK Matt Turner – New England Revolution to Arsenal – $7 million

RB Rasmus Kristensen – RB Salzburg to Leeds United – $13.2 million

CAM Fabio Carvalho – Fulham to Liverpool – $6.4 million

CDM André Zambo Anguissa – Fulham to Napoli – $16.5 million

RW Douglas Costa – Juventus to LA Galaxy – free transfer 

CM Héctor Herrera – Atlético Madrid to Houston Dynamo – free transfer

GK Robin Olsen – Roma to Aston Villa – $3.8 million

GK Fraser Forster – Southampton to Tottenham – free transfer

ST Alexandre Lacazette – Arsenal to Lyon – free transfer

ST Divock Origi – Liverpool to AC Milan – free transfer

CB Cameron Carter-Vickers – Tottenham to Celtic – $7.7 million

CM Ryan Gravenberch – AFC Ajax to Bayern Munich – $20.35 million

RW Marquinhos – São Paulo to Arsenal – $3.85 million

CDM Nemanja Matić – Manchester United to Roma – free transfer

CM Yves Bissouma – Brighton to Tottenham – $32.12 million

CAM Fábio Vieira – FC Porto to Arsenal – $38.5 million

CB Merih Demiral – Juventus to Atalanta BC – $22 million

CDM Xaver Schlager – Wolfsburg to RB Leipzig – $13.2 million

CDM Marc Roca – Bayern Munich to Leeds United – $13.2 million

GK Gavin Bazunu – Manchester City to Southampton – $15.4 million

RB Calvin Ramsay – Aberdeen to Liverpool – $5.38 million

CB Nayef Aguerd – Stade Rennais to West Ham – $38.5 million

RW David Neres – Shakhtar Donetsk to Benfica – $16.8 million

CM Marcos Antonio – Shakhtar Donetsk to Lazio – $$8.8 million

CB Armel Bella-Kotchap – VfL Bochum to Southampton – $11 million

CAM Mario Götze – PSV Eindhoven to Eintracht Frankfurt – $4.4 million

ST Cucho Hernández – Watford to Columbus Crew – $10.5 million

GK Nick Pope – Burnley to Newcastle – $12.65 million

ST Taiwo Awoniyi – Union Berlin to Nottingham Forest – $22.5 million

CM Enzo Fernández – River Plate to SL Benfica – $11 million

ST Julio Enciso – Libertad to Brighton & Hove Albion – $12.76 million

CB Sven Botman – LOSC Lille to Newcastle – $40.7 million

LW Takumi Minamino – Liverpool to AS Monaco – $16.5 million

CF Xavi Simons – PSG to PSV Eindhoven – free transfer

ST Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea to Inter – $8.8 million loan fee

CM Vitinha – FC Porto to PSG – $45.65 million

CM Corentin Tolisso – Bayern Munich to Lyon – free transfer

GK Sam Johnstone – West Brom to Crystal Palace – $13.2 million

ST Jordan Pefok – Young Boys to Union Berlin – $6.6 million

GK Stefan Ortega – Arminia Bielefeld to Manchester City – free transfer

CB James Tarkowski – Burnley to Everton – free transfer

CAM Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Roma to Inter – free transfer

GK André Onana – AFC Ajax to Inter – free transfer

RB Alessandro Florenzi – Roma to AC Milan – $2.9 million

CB Ko Ikatura – Manchester City to Monchengladbach – $5.5 million

RB Šime Vrsaljko – Atletico Madrid to Olympiacos – free transfer

GK Dean Henderson – Manchester United to Nottingham Forest – loan transfer

RB Giulian Biancone – Troyes to Nottingham Forest – $11 million

CM Frank Kessié – AC Milan to FC Barcelona – free transfer

CB Andreas Christensen - Chelsea to FC Barcelona – free transfer

CDM João Palhinha – Sporting CP to Fulham – $22 million

ST Sébastien Haller – AFC Ajax to Borussia Dortmund – $34.10 million

LW Luis Sinisterra – Feyenoord to Leeds United – $27.5 million

CDM Tyler Adams – RB Leipzig to Leeds United – $18.7 million

LB Tyrell Malacia – Feyenoord to Manchester United – $16.5 million

CDM Roméo Lavia – Manchester City to Southampton – $13.53 million

LW Trezeguet – Aston Villa to Trabzonspor – $4.4 million

LW Steven Bergwijn – Tottenham to AFC Ajax – $34.38 million

LB Aaron Hickey – Bologna to Brentford – $24.20 million

CB Moussa Niakhaté – FSV Mainz to Nottingham Forest – $11 million

ST Luka Jović – Real Madrid to Fiorentina – free transfer

CB Clément Lenglet – FC Barcelona to Tottenham – loan transfer

LW Ángel Di María – Paris Saint-Germain to Juventus – free transfer

CM Joe Aribo – Rangers to Southampton — $7.8 million

LB Omar Richards – Bayern Munich to Nottingham Forest – $9.35 million

CB Nathan Collins – Burnley to Wolverhampton – $26.73 million

CM Cheick Doucouré – RC Lens to Crystal Palace – $23.43 million

LW Keane Lewis-Potter – Hull City to Brentford – $20.9 million

LB Owen Wijndal – AZ Alkmaar to AFC Ajax – $11 million

CB Mbemba – FC Porto to Marseille – free transfer

CB Luiz Felipe – Lazio to Real Betis – free transfer

ST Breel Embolo – Borussia Monchengladbach to AS Monaco – $13.75 million

GK Thomas Strakosha – Lazio to Brentford

CB Kalidou Koulibaly – Napoli to Chelsea – $41.8 million

ST Hugo Ekitike – Stade de Reims to Paris Saint-Germain – loan transfer

CAM Christian Eriksen – Brentford to Manchester United – free transfer

RW Federico Bernardeschi – Juventus to Toronto FC – free transfer

RB Djed Spence – Middlesbrough to Tottenham – $16.17 million

CB Bremer – Torino to Juventus – $45.1 million

CB Calvin Bassey – Rangers to AFC Ajax – $25.3 million

RWB Jonathan Clauss – RC Lens to Marseille – $8.25 million

CAM Paulo Dybala – Juventus to Roma – free transfer

LB Oleksandr Zinchenko – Manchester City to Arsenal – $38.5 million

RB Dodȏ – Shakhtar Donetsk to Fiorentina – $15.95 million

CAM Jesse Lingard – Manchester United to Nottingham Forest – free transfer

ST Brian Brobbey – RB Leipzig to AFC Ajax – $17.9 million

CB Jules Koundé – Sevilla to FC Barcelona – $55 million

ST Gianluca Scamacca – Sassuolo to West Ham – $39.6 million

LM Dwight McNeil – Burnley to Everton – $26.29 million

LW Mathys Tel – Stade Rennais to Bayern Munich – $22 million

RB Nahuel Molina – Udinese to Atlético Madrid – $22 million

RB Nordi Mukiele – RB Leipzig to Paris Saint-Germain – $13.2 million

CB Min-jae Kim – Fenerbahçe to Napoli – $19.86 million

CB Chris Richards – Bayern Munich to Crystal Palace – $13.2 million

LB Nicolás Tagliafico – AFC Ajax to Lyon – $4.6 million

RB Kevin Mbabu – Wolfsburg to Fulham – $6 million

CF Charles De Ketelaere – Club Brugge to AC Milan – $35.2 million

LB David Raum – Hoffenheim to RB Leipzig – $28.6 million

LB Marc Cucurella – Brighton to Chelsea – $71.83 million

LW Gonçalo Guedes – Valencia to Wolverhampton – $35.86 million

CDM Amadou Onana – LOSC Lille to Everton – $39.6 million

ST Timo Werner – Chelsea to RB Leipzig – $22 million

CM Renato Sanches – LOSC Lille to Paris Saint-Germain – $16.5 million

CB Conor Coady – Wolverhampton to Everton – loan transfer

CDM Lucas Torreira – Arsenal to Galatasaray – $6.6 million

CM Georginio Wijnaldum – Paris Saint-Germain to Roma – loan transfer

LB Alex Telles – Manchester United to Sevilla FC – loan transfer