Europe’s domestic competitions may have come to an end, but that doesn’t mean that football is taking a break. This is a year-round sport, after all! We do have the Euro Championship tournament to look forward to, but in addition, there’s also all the speculation about which players might be on the move. For the clubs that are receiving players, this will be good news. This speculation will be slightly less welcome for fans of the clubs that might lose one or two key players.
In this article, we’re going to run through a list of some players who might just be wearing the colours of a different club come the beginning of the forthcoming campaign.
Jack Grealish might be Birmingham-born and bred, but there’s no denying that his football talent will take him beyond Aston Villa, his boyhood club. Currently serving as Villa’s captain, Grealish had a season to remember and will look to build on his excellent form at the Euro Championship. Southgate has given him the number 7 shirt, suggesting that he’ll play a vital role in England’s quest for glory.
While lifting the trophy is one motivating factor, Grealish will know that this is his chance to show off what he can do on the biggest stage, which will only heat up the competition for his signature. The player’s need to ‘put himself in the shop window’ should improve England’s chance of winning the tournament, making them an attractive option for fans that make bets. Of course, England are current favourites, so check out this guide to better returns for Euro betting to ensure your bet is as valuable as possible.
Oh, Harry Kane. For years, he’s been Mr. Tottenham Hotspurs. Their leader, their best player, their captain. And now? It seems that Kane has finally had enough of playing for a club that simply doesn’t win trophies. And can anyone blame him? Spurs have been in regression for a couple of years now, and it doesn’t look like that will change any time soon.
It’s understandable that Kane, the player who, along with Son, has carried the side for the past couple of years, has had enough. If he went to Manchester City, he’d be virtually guaranteed to pick up several medals, likely in his first season, too. Daniel Levy does have a habit of digging in his heels and getting his way, however, so it might not be a foregone conclusion that he’ll be on his way.
Haaland’s the man, and he’s only twenty years old. Oddly he seems to have come out of nowhere. His rapid ascent to the top has been a joy to watch, and of course, gained him the interest of all the big clubs in Europe. Will Dortmund allow him to go? They’re in a strong position to keep him for at least another year.
You imagine that Haaland could force through a move if he wanted to, but with time on his side, there’s really no reason to. However, Manchester City and Chelsea, to name just two clubs who are very much interested, might feel like now is the time to strike.
Messi might be on his way out of Barcelona, but in truth, we all know that he’ll still be playing at the Camp Nou next year. The greatest of all time will be a one-club player, no matter how much turmoil Barcelona end up in. One player who is also considered one of the greatest of all time who very much might be on the move, however, is Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Juventus star could be on his way to Paris or back to one of his former clubs, either Manchester United or Real Madrid. And for the first time in his career, it won’t be entirely down to Ronaldo, either. New manager Massimiliano Allegri isn’t as in love with the player as Ronaldo is with himself. Still, he’s an outstanding player, and Manchester United fans, in particular, would love to see him back at Old Trafford. You wouldn’t bet against him restoring the Red Devils to their former glory, would you?
If Ronaldo does return to Manchester United, he’s unlikely to link up with Paul Pogba, who could finally be on his way this summer. With his contract out next summer, the club is thought to want to cash in now rather than lose him on a free transfer next year.
Pogba already confessed that he wanted to walk away from the club in 2019. Perhaps this is the summer when the relationship finally comes to an end.
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