The Biggest Brazilian Transfers During the Pre-Season


Brazil’s exit from the World Cup to a resounding 7-1 score line to Germany wasn’t the only thing to note from an extremely busy pre-season period. There has also been a raft of high-profile transfers including Brazilian talent. The most notable of course was the surprise departure of central defender David Luiz from Chelsea. Jose Mourinho’s cautious approach to games seems to have been the catalyst to letting Luiz move to the big spending Paris Saint Germain for a reported £40 million. The sheer size of the transfer along with Mourinho’s reliance upon John Terry and Gary Cahill as his preferred choice in defence seems to have been the main reasons for Luiz’s exit.

Fernando was another notable transfer, as he left Porto for Premier League champions Manchester City. The defensive midfielder joins fellow Brazilian Fernandihno at the Etihad Stadium. However the most recent transfer involved the former World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho as he left Brazil club Atletico Mineiro, joining Mexican outfit Queretaro. The former Brazil international had been a free agent since leaving the Brazilian club last July.

Another defensive midfielder Sandro became disillusioned with life at White Hart Lane and left Tottenham to rejoin his old manager Harry Redknapp at QPR. Young starlet Otavio joined Porto from Internacional and Doria went to France to play for Marsielle.

All in all it’s been a very busy transfer window for many Brazilian players. From a fans perspective, it can become quite overwhelming keeping up to date with all the transfer news during pre-season. Also, what with many Brazilian’s plying their trade abroad, keeping up with how they are performing can also be daunting. However, don’t panic!

With Apple now announcing that there are over 1 million apps available alone in their App Store, there are a myriad of different apps available to cater for everyone’s general interests. Sports apps are big business in the app world, with many leading news portals releasing their own apps. And with “much of the market growth coming from the increased adoption of smartphones by consumers,” according to PocketFruity developer Gaming Realms, the amount of apps available is only going to grow exponentially.

Although there are also a lot of substandard apps available, we have come up with a list of 4 apps that you should download to keep up to date with all the news on your favourite Brazilian players and teams.

  1. 1 – Sky Sports App – Definitive up dates from the Premier League to keep up to updated with news regarding Fernando, Fernandinho, Oscar, Willian and Ramirez.
  2. 2 – One Football App – Add your favourite teams from around the world and it will send you notifications straight to your phone regarding all your team’s latest news, scores and fixtures.
  3. 3 – Football Transfer News – Provides the user with all the latest transfers from all the main leagues across the world including: France, England, Germany, Spain, Brazil and Italy.
  4. 4 – One Football Brasil App – Dedicated entirely to the Brazilian leagues this app is adapted from the One Football App previously mentioned in this list.

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