The winter transfer market closed on Tuesday night and, like every year, several deals have involved players seen in the past at the Maurice Revello Tournament. Recap !
Among all the moves registered this winter, this is the most resounding by far. Five times Ballon d’Or winner and Maurice Revello Tournament 2003 winner Cristiano Ronaldo has joined this winter the Saudi side Al-Nassr. At 37, the Portugal legend (196 games, 118 goals) will discover his fifth league after playing in Portugal (Sporting), England (Manchester United), Spain (Real Madrid) and Italy (Juventus).
Other significant transfer : Matheus Cunha leaving Atletico Madrid for Wolverhamption on loan with an obligation to buy estimated at €50M ! That illustrates the expectations surrounding the Maurice Revello Tournament 2019 winner. In England, Cunha will have the opportunity to face a talent seen at the Maurice Revello Tournament 2022 : Facundo Buonanotte. The Argentine starlet joined Brighton as the Seagulls spent more than €10M to lure the 18-year-old forward.
Other talents seen at the Maurice Revello Tournament 2022 have been signed by several European clubs this winter : Colombian youngsters Gustavo Puerta and Daniel Luna have joined respectively Bayer Leverkusen and Mallorca. Meanwhile, Franco Carboni will continue his Serie A learning under the Monza shirt while Nathanael Mbuku will discover the Bundesliga as the Frenchman penned a contract with Augsburg.
Among the other moves, we can notice the return in Europe of the Mexico legend Guillermo Ochoa, new goalkeeper of Salernitana, and also the arrival in France of the Toulouse new boy Gabriel Suazo.
Recap of the main moves having involved Maurice Revello Tournament graduates this winter :
Cristiano Ronaldo : Manchester United (ENG) ==> Al Nassr (KSA)
Matheus Cunha : Atlético de Madrid (ESP) ===> Wolverhampton (ENG)
Facundo Buonanotte : Rosario Central (ARG) ==> Brighton (ENG)
Gustavo Puerta : Bogota (COL) => Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
Guillermo Ochoa : Club América (MEX) ===> US Salernitana (ITA)
Daniel Luna : Deportivo Cali (COL) => Mallorca (ESP)
Cesar Montes : Monterrey (MEX) ==> Espanyol (ESP)
Angelo Fulgini : Mainz (GER) => Lens (FRA)
Franco Carboni : Inter Milan (ITA) => Monza (ITA)
Nathanael Mbuku : Reims (FRA) => Augsburg (GER)
Gabriel Suazo : Colo Colo (CHI) => Toulouse (FRA)
Andy Delort : Nice (FRA) => Nantes (FRA)
Jack Butland : Crystal Palace (ENG) ==> Manchester United (ENG)
Alex Ibacache : Everton (CHI) ==> San Lorenzo (ARG)
Cédric Soares : Arsenal (ENG) => Fulham (ENG)
Diego Lainez : Betis (ESP) => Tigres (MEX)
Ronaldo Vieira : Sampdoria (ITA) => Torino (ITA)
Shinji Kagawa : Saint-Trond (BEL) => Cerezo Osaka (JPN)
Jhon Velez : Barranquilla (COL) => Junior (COL)
Victor Guzman : Tijuana (MEX) ==> Monterrey (MEX)
Carlos Vargas : Mazaltan (MEX) => Cruz Azul (MEX)
Yuki Soma : Nagoya Grampus (JPN) => Casa Pia (POR)
Paulinho : Bayer Leverkusen (GER) ===> Botafogo (BRA)
Guga : Atlético Mineiro (BRA) ===> Fluminense (BRA)
Bruno Fuchs : CSKA Moscou (RUS) ===> Atlético Mineiro (BRA)
Morgan Schneiderlin : Nice (FRA) => Western Sydney (AUS)
Tomas Tavares : Benfica (POR) => Spartak Moscou (RUS)
Ryan Porteous : Hibernian (SCO) => Watford (ENG)
Tomas Alarcon : Cadiz (ESP) ==> Real Zaragoza (ESP)
Williams Alarcon : La Calera (CHI) => Ibiza (ESP)
Arnaud Souquet : Montpellier (FRA) => Chicago Fire (USA)
Ronald Matarrita : Cincinatti (USA) => Dnipro (UKR)