Now, let’s get our serious hats on for a minute… European finance is on the verge of disaster. Issues in Greece have thrown the Euro’s strength in doubt, with debt-laden nation no longer seeing the value in money… Okay then! So, how does this link with the world of football? Well, should the continental currency collapse, or take a knock, then some of the biggest stars from the likes of Spain, Germany, France and Italy could find their bank accounts take a hit as their clubs will be smashed by the issues, which may lead to an exodus.
And with the Premier League operating with the pound and having just agreed a staggering new TV deal, the financial lure of the English game could be too much for the big boys to resist… & here are FIVE mega stars that could come on over!
Although ‘Ronny’ has taken the Ballon d’Or twice in a row, Messi is still considered, by football purists, to be the very best player on the planet. The Argentine is simply a magician on the ball and has been a part of the furniture at Barcelona for some time, but amid suggestions he has some tax worries, he may be swayed by a big pay cheque… Man City and Chelsea have been linked with him.
CR7 is, possibly, the best known player on the planet and is a true superstar. His scoring record at Real Madrid defies any form of logic, and despite edging towards the back end of his career, he’s still sure to be one of the players the biggest clubs chase should there be any signs of unrest. Manchester United are the English side most likely to move for him after being linked with a swoop for their former idol last year.
A new contract at Dortmund earlier this week shocked European football, yet there have already been links with a shock move away from the Bundesliga side. Champions League qualification appears to be way beyond BVB now, with relegation more of a fear, and a financial hit could be catastrophic for a side with many big names. Most top Premier League clubs have been linked with him, so interest could be high.
From a free transfer out of Manchester United to Juventus two and a half years ago, Pogba is now valued among the best stars on the planet in terms of price-tag. The French midfielder is widely seen as one of the very top players in his position right now, with his displays in Turin having been excellent. Money is already tight in Serie A, so United and Chelsea could swoop…
With league medals from almost all of Europe’s top leagues on his mantle, ‘Ibra’ could well complete the set in the Premier League. The Sweden international is not rated by some, but his track-record is undeniable, while his arrogant persona would make for headlines on an hourly basis in England. Chelsea have been linked with him…