The European transfer window has recently closed. During this time Stoke City broke their transfer record with the 18.3M acquisition of Ginannelli Imbula and Everton completed the signing of forward Oumar Niasse for 13.5M from Lokomotiv Moscow. Other than those transfers it was a relatively quiet window in terms of big money signings. However, numerous clubs took advantage of the loan system with Leory Fer heading to Swansea City, Marco van Ginkel returning to PSV, Juan Iturbe joining Bournemouth and Mathieu Debuchy heading to Bordeaux to name but a few.

What took everyone by surprise though was the activity of club’s from the Chinese Super League who splashed the cash and left their mark on the transfer window. Several top Latina American and European players signed with Chinese clubs. During the month of January Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Ramieres went to Jiangsu Suning for 28M, Hebei China Fortune bought Gervinho from Roma for 18M and Shanghai Shenhua signed Colombian international Fredy Gurain for 13M.

These transfers caught the attention of the world but these were eclipsed last week when Colombian international Jackson Martinez left Atletico Madrid for an Asian record of 31M when he joined Guangzhou Evergrande. This transfer record lasted merely 48 hours before it was broken when Alex Teixeira joined Jiangsu Suning for 38.4M from Shakhtar Donetsk!

The database on Soccer Manager is powered by Soccer Wiki, a community driven database. Now that the transfer window has closed all of the squads in the European leagues have been updated to include the most recent transfers. So why don’t you head over to Soccer Manager 2016 and start a new career?


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