Though the summer transfer window hasn’t officially begun, clubs are already making moves to strengthen their squads ahead of next season. Somewhat unsurprisingly, there have already been a handful of notable moves involving Portuguese players. With the transfer window open in much of Europe until September 1, and with transfer rumors numerous and growing by the day, many more moves can be expected – especially if Portugal performs at the U-21 Euros later this month.
Beira-Mar to Cagliari
Beira-Mar midfielder Rui Sampaio has completed a 600,000 euro move to Serie A side Cagliari Calcio. Sampaio, who had been at Beira-Mar since 2008, has joined up with his teammates for training. Sampaio played for a total of 85 times for Beira-Mar, and was arguably one of their most consistent performers last season, as the club succeeded in retaining top-flight status.