The closure of the European transfer window provided plenty of late action and as expected Portuguese players were at the heart the rush to finalise deals.

We sum up the last ten days of the window (post Diogo Jota moving to Liverpool) including a frantic last weekend during which several Portugal internationals took on new adventures.

Monday saw FC Porto loan midfielder Danilo Pereira to Paris Saint-German for this season, with the French champions paying €4m for the deal and including an obligation to make the deal permanent next summer for €20m should necessary clauses be met. Danilo's move came on the same day Porto sold left-back Alex Telles to Manchester United for around €15m.

Benfica have seen several notable departures abroad but the loan move of Tiago Dantas from the Estádio da Luz to Bayern Munich on deadline day caught some by surprise. The 19-year-old midfielder heads to the European champions on the apparent personal recommendation of Bayern coach Hansi Flick, while reports in Portugal conflict with early indications that the Germans have a purchase option.

In terms of other Seleção internationals, Bruma is on the move again as a loan deal taking him from Dutch giants PSV to Olympiacos in Greece. Pedro Martins’ club have been busy with Portuguese players as usual, with Olympiacos also drafting in Rúben Vinagre from Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tiago Silva from Nottingham Forest, as midfielder Cafú goes in the opposite direction to Forest in the English Championship.

Adrien Silva finally settled his future by signing a two-year contract with Sampdoria from Leicester City, while veteran free agent Manuel Fernandes has gone back to Turkey and Kayserispor having left Russians Krasnodar earlier this summer. Diogo Dalot will be hoping for a fresh start in Italy with AC Milan, having moved to San Siro on loan from Manchester United.

Last ten days – all the deals:

Danilo Pereira: FC Porto (Por) to Paris Saint-Germain (Fra) Loan 

Tiago Dantas: Benfica (Por) to Bayern Munich (Ger) Loan

Diogo Dalot: Manchester United (Eng) to AC Milan (Ita) Loan

Adrien Silva: Leicester City (Eng) to Sampdoria (Ita)

Manuel Fernandes: free agent to Kayserispor (Tur)

Rúben Dias: Benfica (Por) to Manchester City (Eng)

Florentino Luís: Benfica (Por) to Monaco (Fra) Loan

Bruma: PSV (Ned) to Olympiacos (Gre) Loan

Rúben Vinagre: Wolves (Eng) to Olympiacos (Gre) Loan

Tiago Silva: Nottingham Forest (Eng) to Olympiacos (Gre) Loan

João Carvalho: Nottingham Forest (Eng) to Almeria (Spa) Loan

Cafú: Olympiacos (Gre) to Nottingham Forest (Eng) Loan

Xande Silva: West Ham United (Eng) to Aris (Gre) Loan

Jota: Benfica (Por) to Real Valladolid (Spa) Loan

Josué Sá, Anderlecht (Bel) to Ludogorets (Bul)

Tomás Tavares: Benfica (Por) to Alaves (Spa) Loan

Frederico Venâncio: V. Guimarães (Por) to Lugo (Spa) Loan

Tomas Esteves: FC Porto (Por) to Reading (Eng) Loan

Fábio Martins: Braga (Por) to Al-Shabab (KSA) Loan

Rúben Pinto: CSKA Sofia (Bul) to Fehérvár (Hun)

David Caiado: Hermannstadt (Rom) to Steaua Bucharest (Rom) Loan

Bruninho: Rio Ave (Por) to Celta Vigo (Spa)

Alfa Semedo: Benfica (Por) to Reading (Eng) Loan

Miguel Nóbrega: Benfica (Por) to Grasshoppers (Swi) Loan

Bruno Xadas: Braga (Por) to Mouscron (Bel) Loan

Miguel Vieira: Istanbul Basaksehir (Tur) to Beveren (Bel) Loan

Rodrigo Vilela: Torreense (Por) to Cherno More (Bul)

Zé Manuel: Santa Clara (Por) to Gaz Metan (Rom)

Ricardo Valente: Tondela (Por) to Gaz Metan (Rom)

Diogo Pinto: Ascoli (Ita) to Potenza (Ita) Loan

Fábio Martins: Alverca (Por) to Episkopi (Gre)

Pedro Matos: Estoril (Por) to Episkopi (Gre)

Sandro Semedo: Almopos (Gre) to Zalaegerszeg (Hun)

Marian Huja: HB Koge (Den) to Petrolul (Rom)

David Freire: Oriental (Por) to Horta (Spa)

 

By Sean Gillen

@SeanGillen9

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Hi!
Great summary! Where do you get your data from?

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Thanks Alex!

https://www.zerozero.pt/transfers.php is the source for keeping an eye on transfers, especially as you can filter it

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Great, thanks!

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what about joao Mario?

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Hi Samuel. Thanks for the message. A separate article will be published on all the major transfers involving Portuguese clubs. The transfer market in Portugal only closes today. If confirmed, João Mário's return will certainly feature.

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Further proof that Conceicao is a moron and Pintinho has gone senile. The best and most consistent Porto player of the last 5 seasons, LOANED away for nothing.

Here's a great idea; before we have our first Champions League game, let's get rid of...

Further proof that Conceicao is a moron and Pintinho has gone senile. The best and most consistent Porto player of the last 5 seasons, LOANED away for nothing.

Here's a great idea; before we have our first Champions League game, let's get rid of our 2 best players (Telles & Danilo). That way, we won't even have to worry about fan expectations!!!

Our starting defensive midfielder against Man City will be Rui Barros, straight outta retirement.

I don't care for the Ginger Judas known as AVB, but if he's serious about running as club president, I'd give him a shot, no problem.

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100% agree.... it‘s depressing. I wouldn‘t like to listen to the PdC & Conceição talk behind closed doors: „Sergio, não temos hypotese de sobreviver a fase de grupos - então tomemos o dinheiro que podemos fazer agora - Telles 15 e Danilo 5 por...

100% agree.... it‘s depressing. I wouldn‘t like to listen to the PdC & Conceição talk behind closed doors: „Sergio, não temos hypotese de sobreviver a fase de grupos - então tomemos o dinheiro que podemos fazer agora - Telles 15 e Danilo 5 por emprestimo“. „Tens razão meu pai - como sempre“...

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Rolf, you left out Conceicao's part of the convo, and he is such an eloquent speaker:

"Sr Presidente, foda porra e caralho. Nao gosto do filho da puta Danilo, pode-lhe mandar embora em troca por dois croissants e um baguette, caralho."

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Yes Chris and Rofl.

Danilo and William C were always the rarest gems in Portuguese football and like i believe both of you above, Danilo was my fave. The guy is a beast and offers a harder DM to William's silky smooth ball movement.

Wish him...

Yes Chris and Rofl.

Danilo and William C were always the rarest gems in Portuguese football and like i believe both of you above, Danilo was my fave. The guy is a beast and offers a harder DM to William's silky smooth ball movement.

Wish him all the best as PSG does need a solid DM not so much for the league but for the champions where they always get exposed.

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