Now that summer has come along, all football players will now inevitably go on holiday, suppressing their insecurities as to whether they will have a place in the starting XI next season, as their gaffers look for new signings. This Column will be updated every Thursday as I discuss potential transfers.
The first Rumour I want to focus on is the potential exit of Lewandowski from Bayern. Manchester United look set to spend the big bucks this summer, and Lewandowski is undoubtedly interesting them since they need a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Chelsea however seem the more likely club to snap him up, coming off the back of a Premier League title and Diego Costa set to leave. However, FootballWhispers have rated this rumour a 2 out of 5, and I would have to agree with them. Lewandowski scored 43 goals in 47 games in all competitions last year, and as Bayern themselves said, he has a contract until 2021. I don’t think they will sell him unless a club stumps up £80 million. With Chelsea and Man United set to only offer £50 million, I can’t see this happening.
The second rumour that is probably the most prelevent right now is the Salah deal to Liverpool. I am not going to speculate as he has already arrived for a medical and agreed a 90k per week deal. The fee is reportedly worth up to £39 million. I think this is a good signing as he fits Liverpool’s play style in attack but I struggle to see where he will line up. I think that maybe Liverpool are going to sell Coutinho and play Salah out on the left, with Firmino up front, Mane out on the right and Lallana, Henderson and Can in the middle. Actually, thinking about it they may play Coutinho as an attacking midfielder and drop Can. Whatever happens, I think Salah is a good acquisition.
The last transfer rumour I want to go in depth about is Dani Alves to Manchester City on a free. The last Brazilian Right Back who went to Manchester City from Serie A was a flop. Is Alves destined to be a Premier League flop? Is he too old? Can he handle it in the premier League? Only time will tell.
Other Transfer Rumours include:
- Tammy Abraham to Swansea
- Lukaku to Chelsea
- Mahrez to Arsenal (Will be a flop)
- Aaron Mooy to Huddersfield
- Marco Verratti to Barcelona
- Douglas Costa to Juventus (Won’t happen)
- Robertson to Burnley or Liverpool
- Aurier to Manchester United
- Sergio Rico to Liverpool
- Ousmane Dembele to Manchester United
- Sandro Ramitez to Everton
- Will Hughes to Watford
- Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid
- Iheanacho to Leicester
- Bakayoko to Chelsea
- Kyle Walker to Manchester City
- Perisic to Manchester United
- Andre Gomes to Spurs
- Alex Sandro to Chelsea
- Reina to Newcastle
Monitor these potential transfers with interest, but most of these probably have little validation. I shall be back Sunday with more rumours and in depth analysis.