A weird summer awaits football fans – yes, that we are certain of. No one has an idea when we are going back to our screens again – neither do we have an idea when clubs are going to make new signings. Well, maybe we are there – maybe a bit longer – perhaps never. How do we even anticipate the end to the coronavirus? or more appropriately when does it it?
One thing we are optimistic of – I really mean, you and I, is that whenever the season is ready, the transfer window might as well as be at the end of it, true?
Talking of transfers – many clubs are set to restructure their transfer plans as a way of dealing with the financial implications of the ongoing pandemic, while others will be looking at how to get some reinforcements within any given period.
The writer takes you through some of this deals in this piece;
Jadon Sancho to Manchester United
Manchester United are willing to Splash the cash on Jadon Sancho in the summer transfer window. Borussia Dortmund see no need to let go off their playmaker for anything less than their valuation, a £100 million price tag.
Well, they could even ask for more for the 20-year-old. The Red Devils are in constant talks with the player’s entourage with the hope striking a deal that could see the England international play at the Theatre of Dreams.
Timo Werner to Liverpool
With a reported valuation of around £50 million, Timo Werner is definitely a must buy in the market that looks way beyond many clubs. Liverpool have been identified as strong favourites to sign the RB Leipzig forward, but any deal for the German will like be processed once COVID-19 is no more.
Werner’s contract at Leipzig expires in 2023 but a release clause in his deal seems to be an escape route for the Merseyside club who are on a look-out for a striker.
Dayot Upamecano to Arsenal
Upamecano looks set for a move to the Premier League, with London his likely destination. Having been scouted by both Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, the latter could sign him from RB Leipzig to solve part of their defensive problems.
Figures related to his valuation may be set to go down if clubs do experience the economic impact of the novel virus.
Moussa Dembele to Chelsea
Chelsea could be in the market for a strike partner who could provide a stiff competition for Tammy Abraham, with Frank Lampard unimpressed by the performances of Olivier Giroud and Mitchy Batshuayi.
With the transfer ban uplifted, the Blues possesses healthy transfer kitty to match Dembele’s valuation.
Marcel Sabitzer to Tottenham Hotspur
Jose Mourinho is keen to add Marcel Sabitzer to his squad next season. The RB Leipzig midfielder was the difference in the second leg of the Champions League game as Spurs were knocked out, but has Mourinho spotted Sabitzer as the likely solution to his midfield headache.