Manchester United is all set to sign Lucas Moura, Hamit Altintop joins Galatasaray while Tottenham Sign Adebayor from Manchester City. We bring you this and much more transfer market rumours, developments and analysis on our daily transfer round-up.

Hamit Altintop To Join Galatasaray

Turkish giants Galatasaray have announced the signing of former Real Madrid Hamit Altintop for a fee of 3.5 million.

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Off to Galatasaray

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THT Verdict: Done and dusted

Signed by JosAi?? Mourinho last summer, Altintop failed to make an impact during his time at Real Madrid, where he was barely used bar the odd dead rubber. A move abroad to get more playing time was expected and there’s no better place than his home country Turkey and its biggest club Galatarasay.

The deal is beneficial for all parties: Real Madrid get rid of some dead wood, Galatasaray gets a good midfielder to boost their Turkish title hopes and Altintop will return home and get regular playing time.

Tottenham Hotspur Sign Adebayor

According to various reports, Tottenham will sign Adebayor from Manchester City after the Togolose spent one year on loan at White Hart Lane.

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He will be back to Spurs next season

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THT Verdict: Very likely

Adebayor had an excellent loan season at Spurs, scoring 18 goals in 37 matches and being one of the driving forces that took the London outfit to a top 4 position at the end of the season. Unsurprisingly, the club are very keen to make the deal permanent, and City will probably not object. The player himself has already declared he will probably be playing at Spurs next season.

Lucas Moura Set to Join Manchester United

The Daily Mail reported that Manchester United are closing in on the highly rated SA?o Paulo youngster Lucas Moura, for a fee of approximately 25 millionAi??euros.

THT Verdict: Likely

After signing Kagawa and Power, United now look on the verge of signing teen Brazilian striker Lucas Moura, rated as one of the best young Brazilian prospects. After having lose the title to Manchester City last season, Alex Ferguson is doing his best to strengthen his squad and the addition of the talented Brazilian up front alongside the likes of Rooney, Welbeck and Hernandez.

This move also confirms Alex Ferguson’s long-time philosophy of picking up and developing young talent at the club.

Ibrahim Afellay On His Way Out Of Barcelona

Barcelona’s Ibrahim Afellay has reportedly been offered to Inter and Arsenal for 6 million euros.

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On his way out?

 

THT Verdict: Likely

Ibrahim Afellay’s Barcelona career has been marred by injuries and he didn’t even get a chance to try and gain a spot in the lineup. With the competition for spots only increasing with each passing season, it might be in the club and the player’s best interest to seek a move abroad. There’s no shortage of demand for the talented Dutch international and at the price Barcelona are reportedly selling he’d be a great signing for anyone.

Inter and Arsenal seem the two most likely destinations, but the likes of Lille have also been mentioned.

Some Other Rumours and Confirmed Deals

  • Napoli have offered ai??i??15m for the Argentine midfielder Lucas Ocampos of River Plate.
  • Millwall have signed Karleigh Osborne on a two-year deal following a successful trial after he was released by Brentford.
  • Maxi Rodriquez has officially joined Argentinian club Newell’s Old Boys
  • Sporting Lisbon have completed the signing of Danijel Pranjic.
  • Everton are close to re-signing Steven Pienaar from Tottenham for a fee close to 5m.
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