Monday, September 1, 2014

Official: Filipe Augusto on loan at Valencia CF

Valencia CF have signed 21 year old Rio Ave FC midfielder Filipe Augusto on a one year loan in the last hours of the transfer market. Both the deals for Enzo Perez and Fredy Guarin fell apart and the club needed a replacement quick. There were rumors that Kuzmanovic and Moutinho were also targeted today but in the end Valencia CF decided to trust Nuno's instinct and stick with Augusto.

Augusto has a Portuguese passport so it won't take up any non-EU spots on the team. Which means now with the departure of Jonas, we have 2 non-EU spots left unoccupied (only Otamendi has one).

With this signing, the transfer market is now closed and it ends the ingoing and outgoing operations.

Arrived (10): Yoel (loan), Cancelo(loan), Mustafi (8 million), Orban (4 million), Filipe Augusto (loan), Andres Gomes (loan), Rodrigo de Paul (4 million), Zuculini (loan), Rodrigo (loan), Negredo (loan)

Total Spent: 16 million euros

Also Gaya and Roberto Ibanez promoted to the first team.

Left (20): Guaita (free), Cissokho (2 million), Senderos (loan end), Ruiz (loan), Rami (4 million), Costa (terminated), Mathieu (20 million), Bernat (11 million), Banega (2 million), Guardado (loan), Romeu, Fede (loan), Keita (contract end), Michel (loan), Viera (2 million), Pabon (5 million), Jonas (terminated), Postiga (free), Araujo (loan), Vargas (loan end)

Total earned: 46 million euros

Dani Ramirez and Carlos Akapo were added to the Mestalla B team

Net: 30 million euros earned

What do you think of this transfer window? Successful or not?