Top 20 Transfers Of Summer 2010

Ivan SoldoCorrespondent IIAugust 28, 2010

Top 20 Transfers Of Summer 2010

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    Summer transfers of 2010 didn't have so many spectacular transfers like last summer when Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid broke all the records. Real Madrid payed 94 million €. Also, transfers of Kaka (Milan-Real Madrid) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter-Barcelona) had big money behind this crazy transfers.

    This summer of 2010 had some really exciting transfers but not as good as last year when Real Madrid spended so much millions on new players and guess how many trophies did they won? None, they were again in the shadow of Barcelona.

    Here is my list of top 20 transfers of summer 2010.

    I hope you will like this list of great signings!

20. Hernanes (Sao Paulo-Lazio)

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    The highly rated midfielder was expected to join one of Serie A's top dogs with Juventus, Milan and Inter fighting over his signature at one stage.

    But it was Lazio who were the most willing to dish out the €10m to secure his services.

    Hernanes will be one of the key players for Lazio in upcoming season.

19. Raul (Real Madrid-Schalke)

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    One of the biggest surprises this summer.

    Everybody expected to see Raul in Real Madrid forever just like Maldini was in AC Milan.

    Schalke took him as a free agent.

    They did a great job.

18. Javier Hernandez (Chivas-Manchester Untied)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22:  Javier Hernández of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Manchester United at Craven Cottage on August 22, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)
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    'Chicharito' makes the jump from Mexico to England with the Red Devils.

    Manchester paid 9.7 million € for his services.

    Hernandez is definitely one for the future.

17. Marouane Chamakh (Bordeaux-Arsenal)

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    BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28:  Maroune Chamakh of Arsenal in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Arsenal at Ewood Park on August 28, 2010 in Blackburn, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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    Very good buy from Arsenal.

    The best is that he came as a free player from Bordeaux.

    He will give a lot in attack.

16. Adriano Correia (Sevilla-Barcelona)

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    Barcelona did great job when they bought this left footed Brazilian.

    Adriano was doing great in Sevilla and now is the time to go one step forward in his career.

    Barcelona paid 9.5 million € for him.

15. Alexandar Kolarov (Lazio-Manchester City)

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  Aleksandar Kolarov of Manchester City takes a throw in during the pre-season friendly match between Manchester City and Valencia at the City of Manchester Stadium on August 7, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex
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    The Serb will be keen to show off his rocket of a left foot for the Citizens.

    Manchester City paid 19.3 million € for this great left footed player.

14. Adriano (Flamengo-Roma)

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    Adriano came back to Serie A.

    This time he will play for Roma.

    After great season in Flamengo he decided to come back and try new adventure in Roma.

13. Ramires (Benfca-Chelsea)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28:  Ramires of Chelsea makes his home debut during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on August 28, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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    This was one of the craziest transfer saga's this summer.

    After long talks, Chelsea finally got this great player.

    They paid 22 million € for his services.

12. Milos Krasic (CSKA Moscow-Juventus)

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    Very good Serbian player had great seasons with Cska Moscow.

    Juventus was looking at him for long time and finally decided to make a move.

    They paid 14 million € for him.

11. Sami Khedira (Stuttgart-Real Madrid)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 03:  Sami Khedira of Real Madrid controls the ball during training session on the campus of UCLA on August 3, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Real Madrid will play Club America of Mexico in San Francisco, California, on August 4
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    Khedira had attracted the interest of Real Madrid with his excellent performances for Germany at the 2010 World Cup.

    They signed him for 14 million € from Bundesliga club, Stuttgart.

    Khedira is very good signing for Real Madrid.

10. Joe Cole (Chelsea-Liverpool)

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    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19:  Joe Cole of Liverpool looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League play-off first leg match beteween Liverpool and Trabzonspor at Anfield on August 19, 2010 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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    The England winger will have something to prove his unceremonious departure from Stamford Bridge.

    Chelsea's discarded trash could prove to be Liverpool's treasure.

    Liverpool did great job when they took him because he came as a free player.

9. Angel Di Maria (Benfica-Real Madrid)

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    MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 24:  Angel Di Maria (L) of Real Madrid in action during the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match between Real Madrid and Penarol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on August 24, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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    The young Argentine winger was Real Madrid's first signing this summer.

    Real Madrid paid 25 million € for his services.

    Di Maria is Real Madrid's

8. Mesut Ozil (Werder Bremen-Real Madrid)

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    MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 24:  Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid in action during the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match between Real Madrid and Penarol at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on August 24, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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    One of the biggest star of the latest World Cup in South Africa moved to Real Madrid.

    Ozil could've left Werder for free next year but Real Madrid were in no mood to battle with their rivals across the Europe.

    Real Madrid payed 14 million € for this amazing midfielder.

7. Simon Kjaer (Palermo-Wolfsburg)

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    This highly rated Danish defender was one of the biggest surprise in this transfer window.

    It was expected that Kjaer will move to Manchester United,Milan or Liverpool but he moved to Wolfsburg.

    Wolfsburg paid 14 million € for this great  young defender.

6. Javier Mascherano (Liverpool-Barcelona)

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    LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19:  Javier Mascherano of Liverpool looks on from the stands during the UEFA Europa League play-off first leg match beteween Liverpool and Trabzonspor at Anfield on August 19, 2010 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey
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    After Villa came to Barcelona, they signed Yaya Toure's replacement.

    His name is Javier Mascherano. He is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.

    Barcelona agreed to pay 21 million € for him.

    It's for sure that Barcelona's chances for winning La Liga again and maybe Champions League have improved greatly after this transfer.

5. Yaya Toure (Barcelona-Manchester City)

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23:  Yaya Toure of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at City of Manchester Stadium on August 23, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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    Yaya will team up with brother Kolo on the defensive side for the Citizens.

    Manchester City gave 29 million € for this great defensive midfielder.

    It will be interesting to see this group of stars on the field.

4. David Silva (Valencia-Manchester City)

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  David Silva of Manchester City during the pre-season friendly match between Manchester City and Valencia at the City of Manchester Stadium on August 7, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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    This great winger surprisingly moved to Manchester City for 30.2 million €.

    He is very dangerous player that can do a lot with the ball.

    Manchester City got great player in Silva.

3. Mario Balotelli (Inter-Manchester City)

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    MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17:  Mario Balotelli of Manchester City faces the media at the Carrington Training Complex on August 17, 2010 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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    Manchester City is trying to create the best team in the world.

    Because of that, they signed this amazing talent, Mario Balotelli.

    Balotelli is a problematic player and Mancini will have to work hard to keep him from troubles.

    Inter earned 30 million € which is a really good sum.

    Manchester City keep spending their money but I have to tell them: "It's not all about the money"

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Barcelona-Milan)

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    AC Milan did awesome job by signing Ibrahimovic from Barcelona on loan deal with the right to an option to buy him for the sum of 24 million € after the 2010/2011 season.

    Galliani proved to be an excelent negotiator because he drop Barcelona's price tag from 70 to 24 million €.

    AC Milan will have amazing attacking trio in  Ronaldinho - Pato - Ibrahimovic.

    Also, Milan chances have improved greatly for winning Serie A finally after many years.

1. David Villa (Valencia-Barcelona)

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    BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 25:  David Villa of Barcelona celebrates after scoring Barcelona's first goal during the Joan Gamper Trophy match between Barcelona and AC Milan at Camp Nou stadium on August 25, 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/G
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    Barcelona paid 40 million € for this great striker.

    This move is the highest transfer of summer 2010.

    Villa will add more firepower to an already explosive Barcelona attack.

    He will fit great in Barcelona system.

    After winning the World Cup in South Africa and having a big impact in the team, Villa is ready to win trophies with Barcelona.

Other Notable Transfers

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    Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea-Real Madrid) for 8 million €.

    Kevin Prince Boateng (Porstmouth,Genoa-Milan) on loan.

    Loic Remy (Nice-Marseille) for 15 million €.

    Stephen Ireland (Manchester City-Aston Villa) 9.8 million € + James Milner.

    Carlos Eduardo (Hoffenheim-Rubin Kaza) for 20 million €.

    Pedro Leon ( Getafe-Real Madrid) for 10 million €.

    Raul Meireles (Porto-Liverpool) for 11.5 million €

    Mario Mandzukic (Dinamo Zagreb-Wolfsburg) for 8 million €.

    Diego (Juventus-Wolfsburg) for 15.5 million €.

    Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Genoa-Milan) for 4.5 million €.

    Marco Amelia (Genoa-Milan) on loan.

    Marco Storari (Milan-Juventus) for 4.5 million €.

    Christian Poulsen (Juventus-Liverpool) for 4.5 million €.

    Bebe (Vitoria Guimaraes-Manchester United) for 8 million €.

    William Gallas (Arsenal-Tottenham) free

    Leonardo Bonucci (Bari-Juventus) for 15.5 million €.

    Alberto Aquilani (Liverpool-Juventus) on loan.

    Fabio Quagliarella (Napoli-Juventus) on loan.

    Laurent Koscielny (Lorient-Arsenal) for 10 million €.

    Sebastian Squilacci (Sevilla-Arsenal) for 5 million €.

    and many others........