It’s been a weird summer in the world of sports. As we prepare for the new season, teams are doing it all to build strong squads. But there are some transfers which have lett us in wonders. All in all, here are the top 4 most shocking transfers this summer so far.
5. Barcelona hijack Roma’s Malcom deal (Football)
Barcelona have agreed on a deal to sign Malcom from Bordeaux for an initial €41 million (£36.5m). But that’s not what got media attention. The shocking thing is that the transfer happened a day after Roma announced they had a deal of their own. The Brazilian, 21, had appeared set for a move to the Italian capital on Monday.
It was after both Roma and Bordeaux confirmed an agreement, reportedly €40 million, had been reached. Barcelona then shockingly came in with a late offer of their own. Malcom has now agreed on a five-year contract at the Camp Nou.
4. Manny Machado to Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball)
Manny Machado is a professional baseball third baseman and shortstop in Major League Baseball. He was named the starting shortstop for the 2018 MLB All-Star Game after batting .313 with 21 home runs and 60 RBIs. On July 18, 2018, Machado joined the Los Angeles Dodgers from Baltimore Orioles in exchange for five players. The Machado trade got the attention of every contender and made headlines around the baseball world.