Transfers you missed, the U-20 World Cup edition
Which prospects have been on the move since the tournament?
As we’ve said previously, youth international tournaments are always a big shop window – they give young prospects the platform to catch the eye, to grab the attention, and to earn a career-defining transfer.
I’d just like to preface this by noting that this isn’t a definitive rundown of every player from the U-20 World Cup that have made moves since the tournament ended. This is just a selection, although it does cover quite a lot.
And, a little bit of self-promotion: in case you missed it, here’s my previous transfers you may have missed piece. Anyway, let’s get going…
The champions are on the move
Where better to start than with the winners, Uruguay. Unsurprisingly, quite a few of their triumphant squad have made an upward career move in the month or two since they lifted their first-ever U-20 international trophy.
Indeed, Fabricio Díaz, their all-action captain, looks set to make the leap across the Atlantic to transfer masters Brighton & Hove Albion. Numerous outlets in Uruguay are reporting that the 20-year-old is set to sign for them for €8.5 million, plus a potentially lucrative 20% sell-on clause on top.
But let’s not dwell on Brighton too much – we do it enough already. Let’s have a look at those that have actually sealed transfers in recent weeks…
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