With the Euros having ended earlier this week, typical silly season antics are back on the menu. During the massive European international competition, many transfer deals were held off, but now, with nothing but preseason friendlies on the calendar, the transfer market is getting back into the swing of things. With that, comes the rumors and speculation about where many of Europe’s top talents are going. In this article, we’ll go over five of the top potential transfers to watch out for. The transfer season is always an exciting time. If you’re looking to add some skin in the game, check out the outright betting options at Casumo!
Dortmund’s explosive right winger caused a lot of heartache last year to the citizens (no, not that kind!) of Manchester, as after a drawn out transfer saga BVB Dortmund eventually pulled the plug. A year later, Manchester United have once again chased the 21-year-old right winger, especially after his respectable 36 goal contributions across all competitions in the 2020-2021 league campaign. Compared to last year’s demands, BVB Dortmund’s price tag on their young talent is greatly reduced: the current understanding is that the winger will likely cost around 80 million pounds sterling, compared to the 110 million pounds quoted last summer.
With a stunning 41goals and 12 assists across all campaigns, it’s no wonder the biggest players in football are eyeing the Leeds-born Norwegian centre forward. Reportedly, Champions League winners Chelsea, and Premier League winners Manchester City are interested, and certainly in need, of the prolific goalscorer. It’s often thought Haaland is Madrid bound, but as Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has said, moves like Haaland may not be in the cards for Los Blancos as they struggle to remain debt free in a post-COVID market. There is a possibility that the BVB Dortmund striker stays an extra year with the side, as next year, a 75 million Euro release clause may become active, making him much more affordable than the 150-million-euro price tag suitors are currently quoted. Further complicating a potential move for Haaland is his agent, Mino Raiola, who is demanding an exorbitant fee for any transfer.
Paris Saint Germaine’s star striker, Kylian Mbappe, has just one year left on his contract, leaving his parent club with an urgent situation: either sell now to reclaim some value from him, or retain him for one more year, and potentially lose him on a free deal, assuming he does not renew his deal. The President of PSG’s rather assured remarks insisting that it would be impossible to lose Mbappe on a free next year indicate a willingness on the part of the Parisians to keep hold of him, as well as a lack of desire to sell him, meaning Mbappe may be offered a behemoth contract to keep him playing at Le Parc des Princes.
Eduardo Camavinga, the Rennes wonderkid, is a primary target of the Red Devils this transfer session, especially as he has just one year left on his contract. They’re currently in the pole position for the French midfielder, but they have to act fast as both local rivals Manchester City and London based Chelsea have contacted the young star’s agent. Due to the club’s poor finances thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it’s looking increasingly likely that United will be able to snap up the player at a 25-million-euro steal.
The experienced, veteran defender Raphael Varane is linked to a move to the British Isles this summer, after having spent ten years with Los Blancos. Even though Varane is willing to wait an extra year to let his contract expire, Manchester United is likely to act fast to bolster their defense in order to mount a proper title charge. The current stumbling block is agreeing a transfer fee with Real Madrid, who are likely willing to sanction a deal to avoid allowing the defender to leave on a free transfer.