The European transfer window deadline came and went on Tuesday and a flurry of moves involving Americans grabbed the headlines.
A half-dozen U.S. men’s national team players and prospects completed moves, though not every player that had been linked to a potential summer move wound up making one. Weston McKennie wound up staying at Juventus, DeAndre Yedlin is staying at Galatasaray and Reggie Cannon did not leave Boavista.
The Cannon situation was one of the more high-profile ones given the widely-known fact the USMNT fullback wanted to make a move. Sources tell SBI that Cannon came very close to a loan move English League Championship side Fulham FC, but Fulham and Boavista were unable to finalize the necessary paperwork in time to get the deal done.
As for the Americans who did successfully secure new club situations, here is a rundown of the Americans players who are on the way to new clubs:
Chris Richards to Hoffenheim
The USMNT centerback prospect is heading back to Hoffenheim, where he enjoyed a successful 11-match stint as a starter on loan last season.
🔹 Welcome back Chris 🔹
Chris #Richards has made a return to #TSG. Chris played for the Bundesliga side last season but returned to FC Bayern Munich after his loan spell ended. In a similar agreement, Richards joins on loan again until the end of the season. #TSG | @eastmamba pic.twitter.com/Jkw8cgq5cW
— TSG Hoffenheim EN (@tsghoffenheimEN) August 31, 2021
Matthew Hoppe to Mallorca
After being linked to a handful of English Premier League clubs, Hoppe settles in with newly-promoted La Liga side Mallorca.
😉 Vistas a 𝐆𝐎𝐋
👀 𝑵𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘𝒔 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/kJvifJ2MvG
— Real Mallorca (@RCD_Mallorca) August 31, 2021
Cameron Carter-Vickers to Celtic
Another loan beckons for Carter-Vickers, though this time the 23-year-old central defender will not be playing in the English League Championship. He will instead be heading to Scottish giants Celtic.
🆕 𝐂𝐂𝐕 ➡️ 𝐂𝐅𝐂 🍀
Cameron Carter-Vickers joins the Bhoys from @SpursOfficial on a season-long loan with an option to buy 👊
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 31, 2021
Nicholas Gioacchini to Montpellier
Another Gold Cup player to secure a move, Gioacchini will make the jump from Ligue 2 to Ligue 1 as he joins Montpellier on a loan with an option to buy.
Officiel 🔸Nicholas Gioacchini rejoint le MHSC
𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 Nicholas !
— MHSC (@MontpellierHSC) September 1, 2021
Erik Palmer-Brown to ESTAC Troyes
After spending last season in Austria on loan, Palmer-Brown continues his Manchester City loan tour with a stop in Ligue 1, where he joins a Troyes side off to a poor start to the new season.
Erik Palmer-Brown is in town ! 🔥
Le défenseur international 🇺🇸 est prêté à l’ESTAC par @ManCity pour la saison 2021/22 !
Bienvenue à Troyes @ErikBrown14 ! 💯
Plus d'infos 👉 https://t.co/YPfWT7ADTk#mercato #TeamEstac 🔵⚪️ pic.twitter.com/3VMUWOo8pf
— ESTAC Troyes (@estac_officiel) August 31, 2021
Jack DeVries to Venezia
The Philadelphia Union academy product is the latest talent from the Union pipeline to move overseas, securing a loan to Serie A side Venezia, though he will be playing with the club’s Primavera side.
— Venezia FC (@VeneziaFC_EN) August 31, 2021
Other American transfers/loans this summer
Josh Sargent transfer to Norwich City
Konrad De La Fuente transfer to Marseille
Matt Miazga to Alaves on loan.
Gianluca Busio transfer to Venezia
Tanner Tessmann transfer to Venezia
Owen Otasowie transfer to Club Brugge
Sam Vines transfer to Royal Antwerp
Ethan Horvath transfer to Nottingham Forest
Christian Ramirez transfer to Aberdeen
Tyler Boyd on loan to Rizespor
Ulysses Llanez on loan to St. Poelten
Bryang Kayo on loan to Viktoria Berlin
What do you think of the summer moves made by Americans? Which move are you most excited about? Which move do you see being a mistake?
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