Ten Deals That Could Blow Up The Winter Transfer Market
Within a few days, the transfer market will officially open in Europe, and the clubs will begin to draw up transactions. In winter, it is not often possible to see transfers from the top category, however, here are some interesting deals that can take place this winter.
There will definitely be several high-profile transfers, and we will try to predict some of them – we have identified 10 potential deals that will seriously excite the football community. Note that we write only about those deals that can really happen. Here we will not talk about the “transitions” of Neymar to Barcelona or Varan to Tottenham.
Leroy Sane, from Man City to Bavaria.
In the summer, Bavaria was actively negotiating with the City over the possibility of Sane’s transfer and they could well have been successful because absolutely all sides were interested in this transfer and the price was the only thing to agree on.
However, a disaster happened – in the first match of the season, Sane broke the cruciate ligaments and went off for 7-8 months. Bavaria immediately stopped the negotiations, but not completely, only for a while. Now Sane costs a little less than in the summer, and Bavaria is ready to sign him even with an injury.
Thomas Lemar, from Atlético to Arsenal.
Lemar after the transfer to Atlético plays worth every day. His progress stopped and the career began to fade. It was initially clear that it would be incredibly difficult for such a creative player to reveal his potential in the pragmatic Atlético, and, unfortunately, nothing has been achieved so far. Simeone has believed in Lemar for a year and a half, but the Frenchman cannot pay back – it is difficult for him to play with such game tactics that Atlético is known for.
What to do? Leave! Moreover, if Simeone himself does not see where to use Lemar. It seems that El Cholo has finally given up and wants to get rid of Thomas. The London Arsenal will try to take advantage of this situation. Obviously, Lemar has fallen in price over the past year and a half, and Arsenal may well buy Lemar for 50 million. By today’s standards – a good price for such a player.
Christian Eriksen, from Tottenham to Real Madrid or Man United.
Eriksen remains one of the best players in his position and now he is being hunted because he refuses to renew the contract with Tottenham.
It means that already at this transfer window Christian is able to sign a preliminary agreement with any club in the world. The most realistic options for Ericksen’s career are Real and Manchester United. Clubs can sign up a player at a reduced price in January, and this transfer will really be very loud.
Kalidou Koulibaly, from Napoli to Chelsea or Arsenal.
For Koulibaly, there has long been a struggle on the transfer market between top clubs, but everything rests on the appetites of Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis, who has repeatedly said that Kalidou costs 250 million euros. True, the head of the club should understand that Koulibaly will be 29 in summer, so the next two transfer windows are the last chance for Napoli to hit the jackpot on this player.
70-90 million is the price they can get for Kalidou. But will the president go for it or will he stand his ground? Arsenal and Chelsea are aiming for Koulibaly right now, experiencing huge problems in the center of defense. It would be very interesting to see Kalidou in the Premier League.
Tyson, from Shakhtar to Roma or Milan.
Last summer, the Brazilian begged for a transfer to Roma or Milan. Predictably, nothing came of it, but the whole story did not affect the player’s game – he continued to be the best in Ukraine and was the leader in the Champions League games. Were you surprised when Tyson again made him talk about himself?
First, he intentionally got a yellow card to go on vacation earlier, then he started a scandal with Stepanenko, and upon arrival in Brazil, he announced that he would not renew the contract with Shakhtar and was ready to sign a preliminary contract with another club in the winter. The current transfer window is one of the last opportunities for Shakhtar to make money off of the player. And this would be a great solution for all sides, even despite future games in the Europa League.
Arturo Vidal, from Barcelona to Inter or Juventus.
Vidal is unhappy with his current career stage and intends to leave Barcelona. Arturo is not happy that Valverde allegedly provides him with little playing practice, although in fact, Arturo has already played 19 matches.
Moreover, Vidal, after Barcelona’s refusal to sell it in the winter, threatened the club with a court because of prize money following the results of last season. Not quite a civilized approach, don’t you find? The main contenders for Scudetto, Inter, and Juventus, intend to take advantage of the situation around Arturo.
Edinson Cavani, from PSG to Atletico.
In the current season, Cavani was outside the PSG main squad. Head coach Thomas Tuchel even is saying directly that he did not see a place for Edinson in the starting lineup.
Cavani did not put up with this situation and immediately instructed the agent to look for a new club for him. Now everything goes to the fact that Edinson will be in Atlético. It might happen already this winter because Atlético has huge problems in the attack and the club is ready not to wait for the expiration of Cavani’s contract with PSG, but to spend money right now.
Andriy Yarmolenko, from West Ham to?
Yarmolenko at the beginning of the season made his way into the West Ham main squad and scored some cool goals, but with each round, the game of both Yarmolenok and West Ham as a whole got worse. The faded game led to the fact that “The Hammers” fell almost into the relegation zone, and head coach Mauricio Pellegrini was pointed at the door.
There is a rumor that Andriy has hip problems, but no official information has been received from West Ham. Although there are rumors that the London club wants to sell a Ukrainian. British media write that “The Hammers” are ready to sell Andriy for about 18 million euros. Though, there is no information if any club is aiming for that player.
Isco, from Real to Chelsea.
The position of Isco in Real Madrid during all six years was unstable. Zidane either kept him on the bench, or built a game around him, other coaches also could not decide on the role of Isko, but sitting on the bench this season should help the player finally understand – it’s time to leave Madrid.
Isco has not yet revealed his crazy potential and he is 27 years old – a great age for a new challenge. The press writes that Real is already looking for a new club for the midfielder and the bosses are ready to sell him in January. They are talking about the option with Chelsea, that seek for creative football players. And for some reason, it seems that Isco is the perfect option.
Andriy Lunin, from Valladolid to?
For the second year, Lunin has been playing on a lease, and this period cannot be called successful in his career as a goalkeeper. Andriy only once was in the main squad of a new team, and only because it was a cup match.
Now Andriy needs to change the club in search of practice. Sure, to do this in the middle of the season is incredibly problematic. At the moment, rumors are circulating about Almeria and even returning to Ukraine. And in truth, only in his homeland, Lunin will have a real chance to get enough game practice before Euro 2020.