Transfer Roundup: Schalke signs Barca's Miranda, Mirallas exits Everton

Sportstar gives you a round-up of all the major happenings from the summer transfer window.

Miranda's Barca contract expires in 2021 but is extendable by two more years, with a €200million release clause included.   -  Twitter @s04_en

- Schalke signs Barcelona youngster Miranda -

Juan Miranda has joined Schalke on a two-season loan from La Liga champion Barcelona.

Miranda, a highly rated defender who made 23 league appearances for Barcelona B last season, featured on the bench four times for the senior team in 2018-19 and played three times in the Copa del Rey and once in the Champions League.

The 19-year-old is due to be in the Bundesliga until 2021, with Schalke making Miranda their 10th signing of the window.

 

"Juan is one of the most talented left-backs in Spanish football right now. As a youngster, he has been a regular in Spain's Under-19 side and has also played for Barcelona's first team," said head coach David Wagner.

"I'm happy that the deal is now done. I hope that we can have a good season and I can play my part," said Miranda, who will wear the number three shirt for his new club.

Miranda's Barca contract expires in 2021 but is extendable by two more years, with a €200million release clause included.

 

- Mirallas leaves Everton for Antwerp -

Kevin Mirallas has brought his seven-year stay at Everton to an end by joining Royal Antwerp on a free transfer.

Mirallas, who has signed a one-year deal with the Belgian side, joined Everton in 2012 and went on to score 38 goals in 186 appearances.

 

However, after some excellent seasons between 2012 and 2016, the attacker struggled to cement himself in Ronald Koeman's side, though he still signed a new deal with the club in May 2017.

Mirallas' final competitive appearance for Everton came in the Europa League in December 2017, with the forward joining former club Olympiacos on loan for the second half of the season.

 

- Choudhury signs new long-term deal with Leicester -

Hamza Choudhury has extended his contract with Leicester City until 2023.

The 21-year-old academy product has played a key part this season, starting all four matches under Brendan Rodgers in all competitions.

Choudhury has been at Leicester since the age of seven and signed a new deal nine months ago, but he has again been rewarded with fresh terms after making a big impact at first-team level.

"It's an amazing feeling to extend my contract at this great football club," he said. "From being here since the age of seven to extending my deal until 2023, it's been such a long journey and hopefully [there are] many more years to come.

 

"It's difficult to sum up in so many words, but I've enjoyed every moment of it. There's been highs and lows, like everyone's career, but I'm just enjoying it and trying to fulfil all my potential."

Leicester boss Rodgers sees plenty of potential in the young midfielder. "He's a very talented young player who has come through the system here. He knows everything about the club. He's got a lot of work to do, but I’m delighted," he said.

 

- Lanzini extends West Ham contract to 2023 -

Manuel Lanzini has signed a new long-term contract with West Ham United. The Argentina international put pen to paper on a new four-year deal on Friday, with the option of a further two years.

Signed from Al Jazira in 2015, the 26-year-old has racked up 101 appearances for West Ham in the Premier League and has started all three top-flight matches this term.

Lanzini, restricted to just 10 outings in all competitions last season because of a serious knee injury, said it was an easy decision to commit to the east London side.

 

"I'm so happy to sign a new contract for West Ham," he said. "I think it's the best decision for me.

"It's a big decision but also easy, because when you feel good in one club and you like the club and the club likes you, it's easier to decide these things. For me, it was not difficult. It was easy, because I love it here.

"I love London, I love the club, I am happy here, we have a very good team, we have a very good manager and the club wants to change and to be in more competitions in the future and that's good for us."

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