Well-trodden paths – the most common transfer routes

Date published: Wednesday 5th September 2018 7:19

Here are the top 10 most common permanent transfer paths taken throughout the big five nations this sunmer. More players moved to Premier League clubs from the Championship than from other Premier League sides… 

 

10. Premier League to Premier League – 15 transfers

Top 3:
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester to Man City)
Richarlison (Watford to Everton)
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle to Fulham)

 

9. 2. Bundesliga to Bundesliga – 17 transfers

Top 3:
Marcel Tisserand (Ingolstadt to Wolfsburg)
Leonardo Bittencourt (Cologne to Hoffenheim)
Walace (Hamburg to Hannover).

 

8. Segunda Division to Primera Division – 19 transfers

Top 3:
Youssef En-Nesyri (Malaga to Leganes)
Alvaro García (Cadiz to Rayo Vallecano)
Ignasi Miquel (Malaga to Getafe).

 

7. EFL Championship to Premier League – 20 transfers

Top 3:
James Maddison (Norwich to Leicester)
Adama Traore (Middlesbrough to Wolves)
Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough to Burnley).

 

6. Serie B to Serie A – 21 transfers

Top 3:
Antonino La Gumina (Palermo to Empoli)
Andrea Favilli (Ascoli to Juventus)
Christian Kouame (Cittadella to Genoa)

 

5. Ligue 2 to Ligue 1 – 23 transfers

Top 3:
Christophe Hérelle (Troyes to Nice)
Lenny Pintor (Brest to Lyon)
Samuel Grandsir (Troyes to Monaco)

 

4. Bundesliga to Bundesliga – 30 transfers

Top 3:
Abdou Diallo (Mainz to Borussia Dortmund)
Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen to Borussia Dortmund)
Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich to Schalke)

 

3. Ligue 1 to Ligue 1 – 32 transfers

Top 3:
Kylian Mbappe (Monaco to PSG)
Willem Geubbels (Lyon to Monaco)
Jean-Eudes Aholou (Strasbourg to Monaco)

 

2. Primera Division to Primera Division – 34 transfers

Top 3:
Clement Lenglet (Sevilla to Barcelona)
Alvaro Odriozola (Real Sociedad to Real Madrid)
Rodri (Valencia to Atletico Madrid)

 

1. Serie A to Serie A – 68 transfers

Top 3:
Radja Nainggolan (Roma to Inter Milan)
Leonardo Bonucci (AC Milan to Juventus)
Mattia Caldara (Juventus to AC Milan).

 

Stats courtesy of transfermarkt.co.uk

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