Modeste, Isco, Sanchez head moving list

The European football season has already kicked off in several major countries, but the round of recruitment continues unabated as clubs rush to upgrade their rosters before the transfer window closes.

On Monday, key players were Anthony Modeste, Isco and Alexis Sanchez, players past their best but still with something to offer as short-term fixes.

But there was also a player at the top, 25-year-old Argentine defender Marcos Senesi, who was on his way to the English Premier League, and someone whose career could take any direction, Lucas Torreira, who left England permanently after two years out. to be. loan.

Modeste, 34, left Cologne for Borussia Dortmund, the French forward hired to replace summer tent Sebastien Haller who was diagnosed with a testicular tumor during pre-season training.

The 28-year-old Haller, who was taken over from Ajax for 31 million euros, needs chemotherapy.

“Given the background of Sebastien Haller’s illness, we are pleased to have added an attacker like Anthony Modeste to our roster at short notice for the current season,” Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl said.

Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart was less happy. “It makes me sick,” he said on Sunday.

Former Spain and Real Madrid midfielder Isco Alarcon came to Sevilla after being sacked by Real at the end of last season after nine years in the capital.

The 30-year-old attacking midfielder signed a two-year contract. Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui coached Isco when he was at the height of his powers with Madrid and Spain.

Sanchez, 33, had canceled his contract with Inter Milan by mutual agreement. The Chile attacker is expected to join Marseille. He has also played for Barcelona. Arsenal and Manchester United.

Senesi, who made his international debut in June after helping Feyenoord to the European Conference League final, has joined Bournemouth.

Cherries boss Scott Parker was looking for additional defensive options after deploying midfielder Jefferson Lerma in an impromptu back three during Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Aston Villa.

Midfielder Torreira left Arsenal to join Turkish club Galatasaray, having spent the past two seasons with Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina respectively.

The 26-year-old Uruguayan international came to Arsenal in 2018 but fell out of favor after a promising start.

With agencies

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