Category: Transfers

11 South American talents ready for the big European move | FourFourTwo

11 South American talents ready for the big European move | FourFourTwo

Admittedly, the only one I know of for sure and have seen play is Gabriel Barbosa. I could see him headed to Porto. Others I’ve heard and, of course, seen on FM. We’ll see how many do end up in Europe this summer on beyond.

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Rated! Alexandre Lacazette vs Michy Batshuayi: Who your club should sign this summer | FourFourTwo

Rated! Alexandre Lacazette vs Michy Batshuayi: Who your club should sign this summer | FourFourTwo

Nice breakdown of these two players. Lacazette has the experience and is versatile enough to play out wide if necessary but both could have an impact elsewhere. Some might prefer Batshuayi because he’s younger but three years isn’t that big a difference.

Top 10 transfer targets Pogba Stones Kante Xhaka Zlatan and more – ESPN FC

Top 10 transfer targets Pogba Stones Kante Xhaka Zlatan and more – ESPN FC

Yay, its transfer time again. Zlatan shows up on both lists because he’s a boss like that. I agree with the top 10 transfers list but as far as the free transfers go, I don’t think many teams will be stumbling over each other to get Kolo Toure, Gaston Ramirez, Martin Demichelis, Gregory Van der Wiel or Michael Carrick even though they are free transfers. Could probably even add Terry to that list. The fact that the majority of them are Premier League players also lessens the interest as I’m sure there are players elsewhere in Europe who could be considered.

Top 10 free transfer targets: Zlatan, Valdes, Terry, Ben Arfa and more

Should Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley and/or John Stones Leave Everton This Summer? | Bleacher Report

Should Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley and/or John Stones Leave Everton This Summer? | Bleacher Report

I think they might consider it if Roberto Martinez stays and there’s no FA Cup trophy. If Martinez really has lost the dressing room then they’ll consider it regardless. It would certainly be understandable on Lukaku’s part given his progression. Barkley and Stones have improved but still have issues to iron out and may have a tough time at a bigger club right away.

Social Media Transfer Scams and the Agents Void Created by FIFA | Bleacher Report

Social Media Transfer Scams and the Agents Void Created by FIFA | Bleacher Report

Really great read here. FIFA has a number of big issues to tackle moving forward and this is certainly one of them.

N’Golo Kanté to Mattia Destro: what Europe’s top signings teach us about how to spend | Football | The Guardian

N’Golo Kanté to Mattia Destro: what Europe’s top signings teach us about how to spend | Football | The Guardian

Agreed?

These are all pretty much spot. Definitely some of the best transfers this season. I think its between Javier Hernandez, Dimitri Payet, N’Golo Kante and Dele Alli for the best transfer period. Yes, three of those are Premier League but do I’m sure I don’t have to go through why they are in the running.

Do Manchester United Need to Rethink Their Transfer Policy? | Bleacher Report

Do Manchester United Need to Rethink Their Transfer Policy? | Bleacher Report

Yes, they do need to change it. The majority of the overhaul is now done. Now it’s time to add quality where needed but also build for the future. I think that will fall on the next manager to take charge at United

Transfer market is not a magic fix for a team’s issues – ESPN FC

Transfer market is not a magic fix for a team’s issues – ESPN FC

Very valid points. No need to go downgrading FIFA and Football Manager, especially FM, in the process but good piece overrall. I think everybody does get caught up in transfers, which is why some managers want the window closed before the season. It gives time for everyone to do what they are going to until January. Focus on the football. I guess there is the possibility that folks, whenever issues arrive for their side during the season, will point to a lack of transfers here or a poor transfer there.

Manchester City and Chelsea transfer window summary – ESPN FC

Manchester City and Chelsea transfer window summary – ESPN FC

Good piece with some good points. Will any of the big signings in the Premier League really affect that much change on the title race? It’s possible but I would agree with the author that the onus is on the existing players. All of them, new and old, will play their part but I don’t think any of the new signings are such significant game-changers, despite how good they may be.