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The summer transfer window was pretty fun until the last minute, as we got to know how some players signed with teams that nobody expected. The biggest examples of that were Mauro Icardi and Keylor Navas, who both found their way to France and signed with Paris Saint-Germain from Inter Milan and Real Madrid, respectively.

Albeit these two took the spotlights, there were other good transfers that plenty of people missed. From potential bargains to wonderkids, Europe deadline day had it all besides Icardi and Navas.

Just in case you missed some of the most interesting signings of the transfer deadline, here are five of the best deals that flew under the radar.
 

Raphinha – Sporting Lisbon to Stade Rennais

If you haven’t heard of this guy, be ready because he’s off to become a superstar in the future. This Brazilian has a bright future ahead, and he couldn’t land in a better team to make himself a known name.

Stade Rennais have been famous for developing very good wingers in recent years. Ousmane Dembele enchanted everybody around Europe during his days with the French side, as well as Ismaila Sarr, one of the most exciting youngsters in the world right now. Rennes disbursed €20 million to sign him from Sporting, getting a really interesting player.
 

Marcus Edwards – Tottenham to Vitoria Guimaraes

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Marcus Edwards was expected to have a great career with Tottenham, as Mauricio Pochettino even compared him to the one and only Lionel Messi. Well, Edwards’ career hasn’t been as good as expected, and now the Spurs have parted ways with him for free.

You can say how badly his career has stalled recently, but this guy is only 20 years old, so he still has time to turn things around and show that he can be great, but this time with Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes. He’s shown he has the talent to become a star but has really struggled to show it.
 

Kwang-son Hang – Cagliari to Juventus

This is one for the future. Juventus had North Korean prodigy Kwang-son Hang on their radar after the good things he did with Cagliari last season, and this year they finally put their hands on Hang. He joined Juventus on loan from Cagliari, with the ​Serie A champions having the option to sign him permanently.

Albeit he’s going to play for Juve’s academy and probably won’t see a single minute of first-team action, Hang is a player for the future. He’s shown a lot of good things with Cagliari and playing with Juventus, he could be a great player in the future.
 

Arvin Appiah – Nottingham Forest to Almeria

Albeit neither Nottingham Forest nor Almeria are the most exciting or important clubs in the world, this is a move that somehow shocked plenty of people. Arvin Appiah was the best players of his club, but Nottingham’s struggles to make it to the Premier League made him join Almeria.

Although the Spanish side doesn’t play in the first division, they have considerably more chances to do so than the former European Cup champions. The Segunda Division side was recently bought by a wealthy new owner, and they didn’t hesitate to spend £8 million to sign Appiah. Perhaps next season this 18-year-old will enchant everybody in the La Liga, earning a transfer for an even bigger club.

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Jese Rodriguez – Paris Saint-Germain to Sporting Lisbon

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Estoy muy contento de poder aventurarme en este nuevo reto. Gracias por confiar en mi y darme esta gran oportunidad. @sportingclubedeportugal

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Jese Rodriguez landed in Paris Saint-Germain, he was expected to do the things he couldn’t do with Real Madrid; unfortunately, he had more downs than ups with the French champions, was sent on loan to Stoke City, and still nothing.

Now, he’ll play with Sporting Lisbon on loan as well, trying to reignite his career and have decent performances with the Portuguese giants.

“I have a friend named ​Cristiano Ronaldo who has always told me very good things about this club,” he said after sealing the move, which includes an option to buy.

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