It was announced Thursday that Valencia right-back Joao Pereira had completed a free-transfer move to Bundesliga side Hannover 96. Pereira had fallen out of favor under Nuno Espirito Santo at the Spanish club, and had not made a league appearance yet, despite being the undisputed first-choice in the previous two seasons. With departure almost certain this windown, Arsenal had been touted as a possible destination, but Pereira opted for a move to Germany. Pereira’s contract is a short-term, six-month contract. Continue reading →
According to reports coming out of everywhere, PAOK winger Vieirinha has completed a move to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg pending a medical. On their website, PAOK made a one-sentence announcement that said that Vieirinha has signed for the German team. Reports coming out of Portugal believe the fee to be around 4.5, 1.3 of which goes to Porto because of a future transfer clause. This move comes as no surprise to anyone who has ever watched or followed the Greek league. Vieirinha has been voted the league’s best player twice in a row, and his performances in the Europa League have silenced any doubters. According to the winger’s agent, the contract runs for 3.5 years.