The 2021 January transfer window has opened in most top football leagues from the Premier League to La Liga. There are several familiar names in the market who might leave their clubs this winter including Lionel Messi. Let’s see the 2021 January transfer rumors and odds for them.
The biggest movement is expected in the Premier League where the title contest is extremely tight this season with several teams with a chance to win the title. So getting the right player might decide the outcome of the season while other teams would need extra players to replace injured ones. At the bottom teams are fighting against relegation and could use some extra power. But teams taking part in European competitions can also consider getting some new players. The window opened on the 2nd of January in the Premier League, the Bundesliga and Ligue 1. Two days later, on the 4th in the La Liga and Serie A. It will close in all leagues on the 1st of February, so all clubs have four full weeks to decide on their next target.
2021 January transfer rumors and odds mention Pogba, Ozil and Dele Alli
Paul Pogba’s name has come up several times already with a possible departure from Manchester United. Now the team seems to find its form again, but Pogba still doesn’t play regularly and wants to leave the club. Online sportsbooks in Italy predict his move back to his former club, Juventus. It has the odds of 2.672 to sign him in January. Another possible option can be Paris Saint-Germain which will surely aim for new players under new manager, Mauricio Pochettino.
Another Premier League player, Dele Alli was also mentioned in connection with the French top club. The English midfielder lost his place in the starting team in Tottenham and might leave Spurs soon. In Paris Alli could rejoin his former manager and have a more important role again. PSG have the odds of 1.53 to sign him in the 2021 January transfer rumors and odds. Mesut Ozil is in an even worse situation as he hasn’t made the Arsenal squad this season. A new club might bring his confidence back. Either a move to Fenerbahce or any US club has a real possibility.
Possible transfers in other leagues
In the Serie A, Atalanta’s midfielder, Papu Gomez can leave his club in the winter after his fall out with head coach Gasperini. He played a key part in the club’s great run in last season’s Champions League performance, so many Italian top clubs could be interested in signing him. While Christian Eriksen can leave Italy soon and rejoin his former coach. The Danish player’s move to Inter wasn’t very successful as he has hardly made any appearance in the team. Online gambling sites in Italy offer the smallest odds, 1.668 for PSG to be his next club.
The biggest sensation of the transfer window would be Lionel Messi’s departure from Barcelona, but it might just happen in the summer. As everyone knows the Argentine genius tried to leave the Catalans in the summer, but had to stay at the end. Since then the club’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned and there will be an election at the end of January. Messi is likely to wait to see the result and only decide about his future after. At Barca’a big rival, Real Madrid, Isco is likely to leave the club. Zidane is preferring other players in his team, so the 28-year-old Spanish midfielder is looking for a move. Just like Diego Costa who broke his contract with Atletico Madrid for similar reasons.
Top defenders on the move
Bayern Munich’s defender, David Alaba hasn’t renewed his contract with Bayern and can leave the club in the winter. Not surprisingly several clubs are interested in him from Manchester City to Barcelona. Another great player from the Bundesliga, Dayot Upamecano has been mentioned earlier as well with a possible move from RB Leipzig. Actually he could replace Alaba in Bayern which has the odds of 5.00 on 1xBet.
Back to England, West Ham United’s midfielder, Declan Rice is a main target for Chelsea. Frank Lampard has signed several new players in the summer, but his team would need some reinforcements in the back. Rice is the only target of the club now, with the odds of 5.00 to sign him in January.