Who is likely to move this summer?

Kane or Sancho? Man United face dilemma over top transfer targets
Image from ESPN.com

The Transfer window will open soon and there are host of players who are linked to various clubs while some clubs have already signed players like Hakim Ziyech to Chelsea is a done deal. We look at a list of top 10 transfers which can still happen by the end of summer transfer window of 2020 and which clubs can these players go to.

We start the list from 10th place


10. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspurs)

 He is one of the world's best striker... Kane has proven his abilities  season after season in the Premier League and on England duty, despite suffering a spate of mid-term injuries. The 26-year-old's mission at Tottenham – Project Trophy – looks increasingly unlikely and he must surely aspire to play for a European club worthy of his talent.
Kane is under contract until 2024 and is unlikely to be allowed to leave quietly, so we could be looking at one of the most expensive transfers of all time. Or a very unhappy player.
Where can he move?
Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus… Kane will have his pick of the European elite, all promising to offer him what he most desires: trophies. While United are the most insistent and are rarely afraid of offering ludicrous salaries, it will take other arguments to sway a player in pursuit of titles.
ESTIMATED COST: £135 million


9. Gareth Bale  (Real Madrid)

The Real Madrid star was strongly linked with a January move to Tottenham, but his agent says he does not think his client will ever return to north London. The Wales international left Spurs for Real Madrid in 2013 for a then world-record £85million and he has regularly been linked with a move back. 
But Jonathan Barnett, who has often defended Bale in public after recent difficulties in the Spanish capital, says a move back to Spurs is not likely. Asked whether it will ever happen, he told talkSPORT: "I don't think so, no. He's in a very fortunate position.  "
Bale's future has come under constant speculation ever since Zinedine Zidane's return to the club and the 30-year-old travelled to China in the summer transfer window before a move collapsed at the 11th hour.
Where can he move?
Few clubs, as Barnett mentions, in England could afford to bring him in, which could open the door for Euro giants Bayern Munich or PSG, who could be on the lookout for replacements should Kylian Mbappe or Neymar follow Cavani out of the Parc des Princes.

ESTIMATED COST: £80 million
8. Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes)

WHY COULD HE MOVE
The most in-demand kid on the market? At just 17, the Rennes midfielder does not even have a full season in his legs – and may not get it if Ligue 1 fails to resume – but his 30-plus outings this season are enough to make him one of the most admired prospects on the continent. He delivered an immense display during Rennes’ victory over PSG in August and has taken everything in his stride since. His technique and intelligence are enough to excite all European giants.
WHO IS INTERESTED?
The latest rumours suggest Barcelona could be ready to test Rennes with an offer of £50m euros. But that is likely to be dismissed as Rennes have a massive advantage in the upcoming transfer window: competition. Besides Barcelona and Real Madrid, Liverpool and Tottenham are also dreaming of snaring Camavinga. If Rennes (currently third) fail to qualify for the Champions League next season, it will be hard to hold him back.
ESTIMATED COST: £55m


7.  Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

WHY COULD HE MOVE

He is the greatest talent of his generation and, in the minds of all the huge clubs, is the most obvious successor to Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Mbappe (let’s remember, still just 21) is full of ambitions that PSG are unlikely to be capable of satisfying. Even if the season finishes and PSG win the Champions League, they will still be attacked for Mbappe in the summer. The Frenchman has been vague about his future with the mystery fuelling speculation. He has two years left on his PSG contract and it’s hard to imagine Leonardo letting go of the man who best embodies the Parisian project.

WHO IS INTERESTED?

Real Madrid. It’s the latest project of Florentino Perez, who needs a new Galactico to satisfy his doubters and help Real reconquer Europe. Eden Hazard has not brought the magic that Madrid must generate and they can’t do much better than sign Mbappe. Real have a huge headstart over their rivals, which include the Manchester clubs - Mbappe has never hidden his desire for Real Madrid or Zidane. And that’s why it’s hard to see any other destination than the Bernabeu should he leave PSG.

ESTIMATED COST:  At least £200m+


6. Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan)

WHY COULD HE MOVE

Martinez is one of the great revelations of Serie A. He has carried Inter on his young shoulders with 16 goals and developed a great partnership with Romelu Lukaku. Inter must accept that his future likely lies away from Milan and put their efforts into negotiating the best price. And let’s be honest, Martinez is high in our rankings precisely because a very large club has him top of their shopping list…

WHO IS INTERESTED?

Unlike the other players in our top five, Martinez’s next destination seems pretty clear. Barcelona have made him their top priority for the summer. Why? First, they are seeking a successor to Luis Suarez and he seems perfect for the role. And second, because Lionel Messi admires his Argentine compatriot and the pair have formed an impressive bond on international duty. And if Messi is convinced, it makes the deal a whole lot easier.

ESTIMATED COST: €111m (his release clause)

5.  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

WHY COULD HE MOVE

Because his time appears over at the Emirates. After two and a bit seasons, 49 goals in 74 games, Aubameyang wants to go elsewhere. Arsenal will find it very difficult to hang onto him if they fail to qualify for the Champions League – a distant hope given they sit ninth in the table. There are no shortage of contenders and Aubameyang still has good market value. Meanwhile, Arsenal are plotting his succession (Odsonne Edouard of Celtic in particular), so the planets appear to be aligned for a big move.

WHO IS INTERESTED?

Barcelona have explored this for several months according to reports in Spain, Chelsea are likely to lose Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud, and Manchester United jump on anything that moves. Even PSG have Aubameyang on their radar as they secretly prepare for life without Mbappe and/or Neymar.

ESTIMATED COST: £55m

4.  Sandro Tonali (Brescia)

WHY COULD HE MOVE

His first season in Serie A only confirmed the extent of his potential. Tonali is only 19 years old but is already high class. At the foot of Serie A and almost already condemned to Serie B, Brescia probably have no chance of keeping their jewel, especially with just one year left on his contract. With a playing style that has been compared to Andrea Pirlo, Tonali will be one of the big targets of the transfer window.

WHO IS INTERESTED?

The list is long. Napoli, Inter, Real Madrid... but the two clubs with the strongest interest at this stage are Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. The two clubs have history of transfer tussles after their scrap to secure Marco Verratti, and it is quite possible that this could turn into the second series of that soap opera.

ESTIMATED COST: £45m


3. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain)

WHY COULD HE MOVE
After seven years the relationship between Cavani and PSG is set to come to an end, with his contract up in June. The Uruguayan almost left in January for Atletico Madrid, but the two clubs couldn't agree a fee. He is not in Thomas Tuchel's plans and the time has come for the club's top scorer to move on. With signing of Mauro Icardi it is confirmed that Cavani has to leave.
WHO IS INTERESTED?
Now that he is free Atletico will jump straight back in, but his wages are likely to become more of an issue with a transfer fee not involved. Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United have all shown an interest, but Cavani's preference is for a return to Italy.
ESTIMATED COST: Free as of June 30.


2.  Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)

WHY COULD HE MOVE
The man who is always linked, but never moves, could finally move. Koulibaly has been essential to Napoli's ability to compete at the top of Serie A. Beyond his exceptional qualities as a defender, the Senegalese is also a leader while his charisma makes him even more attractive on the transfer market.  Always hard in negotiations, Napoli will not hesitate to raise the stakes as high as possible.
WHO IS INTERESTED?
PSG immediately come to mind. Sports director Leonardo has a good network in the Italian market from his days at AC Milan and he is looking for a leader to succeed Thiago Silva, whose contract expires in June. And it gets juicier. Koulibaly has just bought an apartment in the heart of Paris, just in case… But PSG are far from the only ones chasing him. From Barcelona to Manchester United, Koulibaly is far from lacking in potential suitors. Powerful clubs with significant financial resources that offer Napoli the prospect of overseeing one of the most lucrative transfers of the summer. Another advantage for PSG is Thiago Silva is set to leave Paris that opens up a spot in defence. 
ESTIMATED COST: £70m
1. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

WHY COULD HE MOVE

This is the fate of the best Dortmund players – signed young, developed and sent away to the biggest clubs in Europe at a tidy profit. Sancho will be no exception to the rule and this summer should mark the end of his German chapter. He is one of the greatest talents of his generation, as comfortable finishing (32 goals) as helping his team-mates (37 assists). His experience in the Champions League and England national team make him highly coveted – especially as he only turned 20.

WHO IS INTERESTED?

The whole of Europe. Both Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Liverpool dream of repatriating one of the nation’s crown jewels. And when those clubs scramble together, prices soar. Sancho has also caught PSG’s eye and will be a real option if Mbappe or Neymar leave. Real Madrid could also move if they fail to land Mbappe. Finally, Juventus, who will likely make major changes in attack, are very interested.

ESTIMATED COST: £140m

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Never-Ending Transfer Saga Continues: Jadon Sancho

Three ways Manchester United can set up thier midfield this season

Chris Smalling to be involved in a swap deal with Inter Milan

Diogo Dalot: Analysing the situation for one of the best right backs from Portugal

Thiago Alcantara: A Transfer Update.