Almost 700 soccer players were traded on transfer deadline day — here are the biggest ones you may have missed, including Mauro Icardi’s surprise move to Paris Saint-Germain


Icardi, Rafinha, Silva

Nearly 700 transfers were completed during Monday’s transfer deadline day in European soccer.
Clubs across the continent spent $189 million, which is the most ever during a single day in September.
Mauro Icardi’s move from Inter Milan to Paris Saint-Germain was the stand-out transfer, with the Argentine moving initially on loan with a later option to buy.
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Mauro Icardi’s move from Internazionale to Paris Saint-Germain was the highlight of Monday’s transfer deadline day in European soccer, but this was just one trade in what was an incredibly busy day at the markets.

682 transfers were completed, for a total spend of $189 million — the biggest ever during a single day in September.

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The greatest spenders on the day was Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais, who spent $27 million on Sporting Lisbon winger Raphinha and RC Strasbourg defender Jonas Martin.

Turkish side Galatasary also had a busy day at the office, bringing in three new players as it looks to retain the Super Lig title.

But with so many deals going on throughout the day and night, it’s likely you may have missed just a few.

Here are they are:

Mauro Icardi — Inter Milan to PSG (Loan)

Mauro Icardi had been determined to force a move away from Inter Milan all summer, and the Argentine got his wish on Monday when PSG signed him on Monday.

Icardi joined the Ligue 1 champion on a season-long loan with an option to buy for $71.3 million next year. PSG will hope the 26-year-old can prove to be the long-term replacement for the the veteran striker Edinson Cavani.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan — Arsenal to AS Roma (Loan)

Mkhitaryan joined Arsenal from Manchester United in January 2018, but has since struggled to make his mark at the Emirates Stadium, just like the way he did at Old Trafford.

The Armenian was sent to AS Roma on Monday on a season-long loan, but the Italian club has no contractual option to buy at the end of the deal.

Keylor Navas — Real Madrid to PSG ($16.3 million)

Keylor Navas’ $16.8 million move to PSG from Real Madrid was the second-most expensive deadline deal, behind Sporting Lisbon winger Raphinha’s move to Stade Rennais.

The Costa Rican goalkeeper left the Santiago Bernabeu after five years — a spell in which he made 162 appearances and won 11 major trophies — and he’ll likely assume the number one jersey at PSG, with young shot stopper Alphonse Areola having moved in the opposite direction.

Andre Silva — AC Milan to Eintracht Frankfurt (Loan)

Andre Silva has a brilliant scoring record with the Portugal national team, having found the net 15 times in 33 appearances, however he has struggled to replicate that form on the domestic stage in spells with AC Milan and Sevilla.

Eintracht Frankfurt will hope it can be the club to get the best out of the 23-year-old, who …read more

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