Transfer window in football is always exciting for fans. There are more surprises in the football transfer window than Santa’s Christmas gifts. Usually, the end of the season is the starting point of the buying and selling the stars. But this time, the mid-season break in every league due to coronavirus has made things different. With UEFA Champions League still running, most clubs are already loading their shopping carts with big names. Chelsea is the front runner this season, with some big names already arriving at Stamford Bridge. Timo Werner is so far the top signing of the 2020 transfer window. His arrival from RB Leipzig is a significant relief for the Blue side of west London. The move takes Chelsea leaps ahead of their North London rivals, where things have been relatively quiet.
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Arsenal’s only signing is Willian, who jumps ship from Chelsea to play for the direct rivals this season. Gunners are also in touch with Lille FC for Gabriel Magalhaes, and the transfer is almost complete. However, there is some interest from Napoli and Manchester United, which is making things complex. Arsenal desperately need a center-back pairing and Gabriel can fill that gap with the help of William Saliba.
Barcelona’s Latest Move for Liverpool Ace
In other news, FC Barcelona want to sign Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool. After a humbling exit from the UEFA Champions League, Barca is now reshuffling the squad. The rebuild is already in progress with a change in the backroom staff. New manager Ronald Koeman is from the Netherlands, and Eric Abidal lost his position as a sporting director. Now all eyes are on the squad reshuffling. According to recent reports, Koeman is a big fan of Liverpool’s Gini Wijnaldum. The Dutch midfielder has a good connection with the new Catalonian manager. He was also a crucial member of the English title-winning side this season. Barca lacks the creative edge in their squad ever since Andres Iniesta left, and Wijnaldum can fill that gap. However, an official statement from Anfield or the Camp Nou is not out yet.
Messi Contract Talks
Messi also decided to cut short his vacation to meet the new manager to discuss his future. The world-class player is considering his future after spending 17 years in Barcelona. He is now hinting that he is closer to leaving than staying put. But talks may advance to the end of the next season now that the new manager is here. Fans of the Catalonian capital remain hopeful that their captain will end his career in the Camp Nou only.
Ronaldo’s Juventus Future
The biggest news, however, comes from the Old Lady of Turin. Juventus are showing increased interest in offloading Cristiano Ronaldo to save his wage bill. The Portuguese star is the highest-paid footballer in the world after Lionel Messi, earning £30m-a-year. Juventus’ new manager Andrea Pirlo wants to save this money to bring new talent to the club. Therefore, they are using Ronaldo as a scapegoat to build funds. However, no club can pay the wages of 5-time Ballon D’Or winner. Barcelona is one of the possible destinations, and fans are eager to watch the pairing of Messi and Ronaldo. The debate between who among the two football stars is the greatest will also settle if this happens.