Transfer news: Starting XI created from the most surprising moves of the summer

Suarez is now an Atletico player

The 2020 summer transfer window has finally closed. 

It's been a strange summer, with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic being felt across Europe. 

Some clubs though have been splashing the cash. Chelsea, we're looking at you. 

Frank Lampard's window was staggering, as the Blues spent over £220m to refresh his team. 

But Chelsea aren't the only club that have shocked us with their business. London rivals Arsenal completed an unlikely deadline day deal for Thomas Partey. 

Be honest, you didn't see that one coming, did you?

Talking of transfers you didn't see coming, France Football have created an XI full of those players. 

Higuain's move to Miami was shocking

Let's check it out. 

GK: Runar Alex Runarsson | Dijon to Arsenal 

Do we need to remind you of the tweets he sent in 2011? '[Arsene] Wenger really is the dumbest man on this planet' - to now call him an Arsenal player is quite strange. 

Runarsson is an Arsenal player

LB: Achraf Hakimi | Real Madrid to Inter Milan 

After two seasons on-loan at Borussia Dortmund, many expected Hakimi to break into Real Madrid's XI this term. But instead, he's been shipped off to Milan. 

Hakimi is an Inter Milan player

CB: Wesley Fofana | Saint-Etienne to Leicester

France Football claims the transfer fee is the most surprising thing about this deal, with the Foxes reportedly paying €35m (+€5m in bonuses) for a 19-year-old. 

Fofana is a Premier League player

CB: Diego Godin | Inter Milan to Cagliari

Godin has been one of the best defenders in Europe for a decade now. Despite being 34, France Football believes he could have joined a bigger club than Cagliari this summer. 

Godin left Inter this summer

RB: Bouna Sarr | Marseille to Bayern Munich

This has been called the most 'unpredictable' move of the window. 28-year-old Sarr, often mocked during his time at Marseille, will now play for the European champions Bayern Munich

Sarr is now at Bayern Munich

CM: Allan | Napoli to Everton

The dramatic drop in Allan's worth is what gives him a place in this XI. He arrived at Napoli last summer for €60m but has been moved on for just €25m 12 months later. Bargain. 

Allan swapped Naples for Merseyside

CM: Blaise Matuidi | Juventus to Inter Miami

France Football claims the 'tireless' Matuidi (33) would still have a few years left at top European clubs. That's why his decision to go and play in the MLS is so surprising. 

Matuidi has now moved to MLS

CM: Baptiste Santamaria | Angers to Freiburg

Santamaria's departure from Angers was inevitable, but France Football are shocked he hasn't moved to a bigger club than Freiburg. Villarreal were interested at one stage but pulled the deal. 

Santamaria is now a Bundesliga player

FW: Luis Suarez | Barcelona to Atletico Madrid

'A transfer absolutely no one saw coming' according to France Football. Atletico managed to negotiate a £6m deal to strengthen from a direct rival. Madness. 

Suarez is an Atletico man now

FW: Gonzalo Higuain | Juventus to Inter Miami

Like Matuidi, it's a shock to see Higuain move to Miami. His decision to leave Europe appears to signal that he's finished competing at the top. 

Higuain has joined Inter Miami

FW: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting | PSG to Bayern Munich

Choupo-Moting really does have the best agent in football, doesn't he? The forward, without a club after leaving PSG, has ended up signing for the European champions. 

Choupo-Moting is now at Bayern Munich

It certainly was a bit of a strange summer, wasn't it? 

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