It is a summer of uncertainties in the transfer market with clubs struggling to splash out cash like before due to the impact of corona virus pandemic. The financial struggles have led to lots of high profile loan moves and stalled negotiations. Here are some major deals that has happened lately and those that should happens sooner than later..
Morata back to Juventus.
Avaro Morata on Tuesday completed his loan move back to Juventus where he spent 2 seasons between 2014 to 2016 seasons. The deal will see Juventus sign him permanently from Atletico Madrid for a fee of €45 million at the end of 2020/2021 season. Morata had a very good spell during his first stint with Juventus, scoring 27 goals in the process.
Eduardo Mendy to Chelsea
Eduardo Mendy is About to become Chelsea 7th major signing of the season after completing his medicals for a move to the London club according to sources at Stanford bridge. The deal will cost Chelsea about £20 million plus performance bonuses. Chelsea have been in the market for a goalkeeper to provide a healthy competition to their unstable number one and most expensive keeper in the world Kepper, who have let in 20 goals from outside the penalty box more than any other premier league keeper since last season.
Sancho still at Dortmund
This summer transfer news have been dominated by 20 years old Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho, who has been Manchester United major transfer target but no fee is yet agreed with the transfer window closing in less than 2 weeks. Dortmund values Sancho at £108 million while United are insisting that that price tag is unrealistic in the present transfer market due to the impact of corona virus pandemic. The situation has gotten Manchester United fans frustrated and are rumoured to be plotting a protest in their next home game against United board.
Douglas Costa on his way to Wolves.
Out of nowhere Wolves are about to make a deal for Juventus Costa. Sources have it that the deal is imminent and is made possible by super agent Mendes who has a strong connection with Wolves owners and have helped them previously secure some top players. Nobody saw this one coming but not everyone is surprised due to the financial muscles the club has been flexing lately and the connection to Mendes. If the deal pulls through Costa will be a replacement for Diogo Jota who was sold to Liverpool last week.
Suarez about to leave Barca.
Luis Suarez Edges closer to a mover to Atletico Madrid after the Spanish club sanctioned a loan move for Morata to Juventus so as to create room for the signing of Luis Suarez from Barcelona. Though their has been some obstacles as Barcelona who is initially understood were willing to let Suarez go for free, have suddenly changed their mind and are now asking for a transfer fee. The situation has angered Suarez and his camp as they feel that Barcelona are not being firm with them.
Wijnaldum future at Liverpool uncertain.
Sources have it that Georginio Wijnaldum has rejected new contract extension offered to him by Liverpool in a bid to make him stay. But the Dutch international is keen to reunite with his former national team coach Ronald Koeman who is now Barca coach. Wijnaldum must have seen increase in competition due to the signing of Thiago from Bayern last week and decided it is time to move on for a regular starting eleven.
Hudson-Odoi & Rudiger approaching exit.
Frank Lampard has left the door open for Chelsea duo Hudson-Odoi & Anthony Rudiger in a bid to cut down the number of his squad after Chelsea made 6 major signings and about to complete the 7th one with a goalkeeper arrival imminent. Bayern Munich are still keen on signing Hudson-odoi on a season long loan. Remember Bayern attempted signing the Chelsea young star last year but Chelsea declined and award a bumper 5 years contract to the academy product. Meanwhile a return to Germany is rumoured for Rudiger who will face too many competitions in Chelsea backline if he finally stays.