[DD] Herrera’s £32m Move & Other News

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Daily Diary, 06 July 2014: Paris Saint-Germain have splashed the cash in order to reclaim the Ligue Un title with the stunning capture of Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera for £31.5m, the second-largest deal of the summer so far.

24 year-old Herrera has been capped five times by Spain, and he scored his maiden international goal from the penalty spot against Italy in last year’s FIFA Confederations Cup.

Elsewhere, two significant deals have also been completed today. West Brom have signed Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez in a £7.5m move, while Eduard Salvio has swapped Benfica for Bayern Munich in a £10m deal.

SUMMER 2014 TRANSEFR WINDOW, KEY DEALS:
PLAYER               FROM              TO                 £m

Lucas Leiva          Liverpool         ->  Tottenham      42.0
Ander Herrera        Athletic Bilbao   ->  Paris St.G.    31.5
Vurnon Anita         Newcastle United  ->  Liverpool      24.0
Mario Mandzukic      Bayern Munich     ->  Tottenham      19.25
Xherdan Shaqiri      Bayern Munich     ->  Arsenal        18.25
Henrik Mkhitaryan    Shakhtar Donetsk  ->  Manchester C.  11.75
Gökhan Inler         Napoli            ->  Liverpool      11.25
Miroslav Stoch       Fenerbahce        ->  Arsenal        11.25
James Tomkins        West Ham United   ->  Liverpool      11.0
Aleks Ignjovski      Werder Bremen     ->  Liverpool      10.5
Eduard Salvio        Benfica           ->  Bayern Munich  10.0
Magnus Eikrem        Basel             ->  Tottenham       9.75
Néstor Araujo        Cruz Azul         ->  Anji Makhach.   9.25
Vladimir Weiss       Pescara           ->  Sunderland      9.0
Sebastián Coates     Liverpool         ->  Arsenal         8.5
Juan Cuadrado        Udinese           ->  Chelsea         8.5
Edgar Prib           Fürth             ->  Monaco          8.25
Matías Silvestre     Palermo           ->  Manchester U.   8.0
Jack Collison        West Ham United   ->  Stoke City      8.0
Jay Rodriguez        Southampton       ->  West Brom       7.5
Hiroki Sakai         Hannover          ->  Sunderland      7.5

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Dick Advocaat has decided to leave his position at PSV Eindhoven and retire from football management. Advocaat lifted the Eredivisie trophy with the club in 2013, but finished fourth last season, four points behind champions Twente. It’ll be a summer of change for the club, as captain Mark van Bommel has also announced his retirement from playing at the age of 37.

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Striker Martin Sauer unfortunately broke his wrist during yesterday’s U19 Friendly win at FC Nürnberg. He’ll be out of action for approximately  six weeks.

St Pauli have had a season-loan loan offer accepted by BVB for teenage centre-back Koray Günter, who spent last season on loan at Valladolid. The club will look to play Günter regularly in the first team, and will pay his wages in full.

BVB have also accepted a £180,000 deal for young striker Said Benkarit from Hansa Rostock. The 2-Bundesliga side are offering £20,000 up front with the remainder staggered monthly over the next three years.

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