With the World Cup this summer, players have the chance to showcast their talent at the biggest footballing stage. Signings will take place, here are four players who will be involved in the forthcoming transfer sagas
Fernando Torres – As Liverpool’s problems within the boardroom escalate it seemed to have an effect on the player’s performances. Liverpool have been underperforming after last years great finish for 2nd place, they are now fighting with the likes of Aston Villa, Spurs and Man City. This has had a negative effect on Torres; the Spanish international has become frustrated on the lack of silverware since he joined Liverpool in 2007. Torres has stated a number of times this season already that he wants to win silverware and be involved in the Champions League, and if Liverpool do not achieve 4th spot then uncertainty will escalate about Torres’ future. And with Man City willing to pay £100million this summer for Torres, it will make him think very hard about his future. The money will also help Liverpool with their finances and they will not be stupid enough to reject this without thinking about it. Barcelona are also interested the Spanish International and see him an ideal signing to replace Thierry Henry. Torres would snap up the chance to play for Barcelona.
Franck Ribery – The third biggest story of the summer involving Real Madrid, after Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka, Ribery was apparently set to join the Galacticos in 2009 but a tough non-selling policy at Bayern Munich forced Ribery to stay for at least another year. With Ronaldo leaving United, Sir Alex had made the French international his ideal signing to replace Ronaldo, but Ribery had plans of his own. The only club he wishes to join is Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich are apparently allowing him to leave in the summer, but at the right price. Somewhere within the region of at least £60million will allow Ribery become the newest member of the Galacticos.
David Villa – The Spanish forward has long been in the spotlight to a move away from Valencia. Valencia’s finances are known worldwide and solutions to ease the debt are to sell their star players. No bigger player at the Mestalla than club captain David Villa. Villa was close to leaving after the 2008 European Championships with Barcelona and Real Madrid both expressing their admiration for the player who won the golden boot at the championships. Villa insisted on staying at Valencia and help them to success, but with Valencia’s debts increasing and the World Cup this summer, a number of suitors including Manchester United and Chelsea will be keeping a close eye on the Spanish forward to see how developments unfold.
Nemanja Vidic – The success of the Serbian international has lead to him being touted by the biggest clubs in Spain, and with his wife becoming unsatisfied with life in Manchester, Vidic is the latest superstar likely to leave Old Trafford. Sir Alex is working hard to keep his player but has already looked at alternatives if Vidic does decide to leave. With Barcelona and Real Madrid willing to pay £25million for the defender, and pressure from his wife, Vidic is very likely to leave this summer.
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