Who would have thought a few years back that a team will spend 200 million in the first month itself? But then Again who would have guessed Paul Pogba could go for 100 million, that he did last year.
The transfer market has boomed for the premier league clubs over the past 2 years and a lot of it has been because of the amount of money the premier league has generated and the clubs that have generated through TV rights and prize money.
After the whooping transfer season that was last year, everyone in the world was looking forward to this transfer season. And well it is off to a flourishing start.
The forerunner of the lot has been Pep from Manchester City. Already on the verge of spending 180 million for 4 players; EdersonMoraes for 40 mn; Benjamin Mendy for 39.8 million; Bernardo Silva for 43 million; and an almost confirmed 60mn signing of Alexis Sanchez at the doorstep, city has broken the market already with high profile signings and extravagant spending.
United on the other hand hasn’t been that busy yet, but with 2 high profile signings on the corner of Alvaro Morata, Victor Lindelof on the move to the English club. Meanwhile, West Brom have lined up Everton midfielder James McCarthy as a replacement for ex-captain Darren Fletcher.
In other news, Chelsea have offered €50m for Juventus full-back Alex Sandro, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. However, the report suggests the Serie A champions rejected the offer and have said they have no intention to sell the Brazilian
Arsenal and Arsene proved to be wise yet again as they bag Sead Kolasinac the Bosnian left back from Schalke for a free transfer, enhancing the left wing back position in their 3-4-3 formation. Also saving the funds to make a supposed 100 mn bid for Kylian Mbappe. Monaco already has rejected a 83mn deal that arsenal had offered, but now they are planning to break their club record to prepare the highest ever bid.
Among other news, Chelsea has confirmed the signing of TiemoueBakayoko for 35 million, showing the doors to the not favored Diego Costa.
If rumors are to be believed, RB Leipzig play-maker Emil Forsberg has gathered news suggesting he will move to AC Milan by revealing playing in the Champions League isn’t a necessity for him. The former Liverpool transfer target is the latest name to be linked with Milan, who are undergoing a transformation this summer
Barcelona has been back to market to get a stable right back with Arsenal’s Bellerin being the first choice. Also they have been pushing hard for the almost impossible Verratti bid. Barcelona midfield is in shambles and needs quick and quality restructuring.
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