A to V of D3 transfer ins and outs

Club-by-club look at the major transfer ins and outs during the close season and prospects for season 4.

Athletic Club

In: Rossi, Rico, Rhodolfo

Out: Soriano, Modeste, Samaris

Losing Soriano (13 assists last season) to Fiorentina was a blow, but Rojiblancos boss Crisp will be hoping Rossi can add to his 36 goals in 89 starts. Could form an explosive partnership with Emenike (56 goals in 91)!

The Bilbao club will be looking to make the play-offs at least, and they appear to have the firepower to do so.


In: Mandanda, Kaka, Fischer, Sabitzer, Gabigol (loan)

Out: Lima, Coke, Benat, Khrohn-Dehli, Zhirkov, Kucher, Orellana, Weidenfeller, Rafael…

One of the most active managers on the newsfeed and in the transfer market, Besiktas boss Jamie Alldridge also seems to have developed quite a liking for bargains from Iceland. And young men… Or has his Mum borrowed his phone?

Mandanda for Rafael and Krohn-Dehli looks like good business. And he’s definitely not parting with Wes Morgan…

The former Sevilla and Basel boss will be looking to avoid a third consecutive relegation this time around, and will hope that his younger, blonder Nordic supermen can continue Besiktas’s year on year improvement into the play-offs at least.

Boca Juniors

No major transfers – Boca boss Kevin Wallace appears set to continue the club’s admirable policy of signing only Argentine players. He’s promised promotion or the sack, so will be hoping a sense of national unity can pay dividends and keep him in his job.


No major transfers – new Cruzeiro boss Isak Bellmann has found it hard to bring new players in, and will be hoping to continue to develop young stars of the future.

Crystal Palace

No major transfers – currently serving a lifetime touchline and media ban, and only able to communicate with the outside world via hieroglyphs created with the Selhurst Park lawn mower, controversial Palace boss The Linder has promised to resign if the the club are relegated. Either that, or he wanted to re-sign Yannick Bolasie.

FC Basel

In: Rashford (loan)

New Basel boss Brian Clough. I wouldn’t say he’s the best manager in the Top 100, but he’s in the Top 100.


No major transfers – new boss RJ Alston has barely had time to order his initialled asbestos training kit, let alone scout for and buy new players. Welcome to Hell! 

Hamburger SV

In: Garcia, Vermaelen, Tremoulinas, Kabore, Wimmer
Out: Chiriches, Bolasie, Demichelis, Ferri, Muller, Rui, Sanchez 

Der Dino manager David Marsden will feel he has strengthened defence and midfield, while adding some useful and youthful cover and future potential. Chairman looking for another strong promotion challenge to take Hamburg a step closer to being where a club of its size and history belongs – Division One!

Leicester City

In: Rafinha, Mertens
Out: Kante
Foxes boss Johann du Plessis will want to overcome his disappointment at losing in last seasons play-off lottery and focus on getting back to the form that justified their pre-season promotion favourites tag.

Lokomotiv Moskva

In: Ramos, Pizarro
Out: D’Ambrosio

New Loko boss Ashley Holtom got off to a flyer with a 4-1 win over Udinese, so perhaps isn’t worried about changing things up too much.


In: Nani, Ziyech, Potuk, Krohn-Delhi, Rafael, Drinkwater, Gomez, Berahino, Paloschi, Fontas, Samperio

Out: Motta, Mandanda, Aduriz, N’Koulou, Promes, Janmaat, Canales, Cigarini, Guiliano, Barrada, Joaozinho, Pinilla, Hahn, Dos Santos

Another very active manager in the newsfeed and in the transfer market, former Athletic Club and Galatasaray boss Walter Gogh dreams of a longer stay in the south of France. He will hope his new faces get to know each other quickly.


In: Didavi, Keko
Out: Narsingh

PSV boss Heath Brown has promised to resign if he fails to guide the club to at least a top ten finish, but recognises that he must be one of the favourites for promotion this time.

Sao Paolo

In: Ideye
Newly-promoted Sao Paolo boss Nick Wheels will be hoping for more spoon-bending magic from his players this season.


In: Blaszczykowski, Vazquez, Mitroglou, Danilo, Fernandes
Out: Mario, Gutierrez, Neto, Pereira, Caio, Montero

One of the favourites to bounce back into Division Two, the the Lisbon clubs’ mysterious manager Mister Malcolm has been wheeling and dealing as usual.

Stoke City

No major transfers. Rumoured to be looking to replace current boss, the apparently muzzled Muz Muz.


In: Remy
Out: Doumbia
Newly-promoted Stuttgart are chasing their third successive promotion under new boss Pat Roper.


In: Drmic, Lestienne, Oviedo
Out: Vainqueur, Ekici

The Black Cats’ boss Wayne Bullough will be hoping to build on last season’s mid-table consolidation and has Gino’s seal of approval.

Swansea City

In: Assaidi
Not much activity from Swans boss Tony Lennox. Could be a long season ahead.


In: Neustadter, Biabiany, Visca, Vargas, Siqueira, Pereira
Out: Arribas, Widmer, Finnbogason
Udinese boss Attila Olah has made some good signings to strengthen his team and will be looking to consolidate, at least, after last season’s narrow escape.


In: Gomez
Out: Tomovic
Division Four Champions, the Yellow Submarine and boss Andrew Kelly hope Mario Gomez can fire them to further glory this season. 

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