Though it’s already August, the transfer window has only opened a few weeks ago following the late finishes of the top league’s. But of course papers and experts have been guessing for a while now where the biggest stars and new talents can move to. Here are the best transfer rumours in 2020.
One of the most important transfer markets, the Premier League transfer window has opened on the 27th of July and will close only on the 5th of October. So clubs have plenty of time to decide which players they wish to sign and sell. Similar time frames are valid for the Spanish market, but the German and French league will close earlier. While the Italian market will only open in September after their late season finish. Following the long break and worse financial situation for many clubs, the focus might be on loan or swap deals instead of splashing out huge amounts for only one player. But surely the top clubs will try to sign the best new talents and get rid of their less successful and expensive players.
Best transfer rumours in 2020 include familiar names
There are players, whose names come up in every transfer season with a possible move to a new club. In these players we can find Real Madrid star Gareth Bale. He hasn’t played much in the team since Zinedine Zidane returned to the club last March. The Welsh star has been mentioned in several transfer windows, but he is still in Madrid. This might change this summer, if Bale is willing to accept a pay cut. Then he might join his former club, Tottenham, where Jose Mourinho is a big fan of him. But online sportsbooks in the UK are giving the smallest odds for his move to Newcastle, who will have the money to sign him if the Saudi takeover will go ahead.
Another La Liga player who might return to the Premier League is current Barcelona player Philippe Coutinho. He didn’t have a great season either with the Catalans, and the club is likely to sell him this summer. After Bayern Munich didn’t opt to buy him, his return to England seems the most possible scenario. Most recently Arsenal has been linked to sign him on loan to avoid paying his huge wages. Another London club, Chelsea are also interested in Coutinho. But bookmakers favouring the Gunners to be his new club with the odds of 1.71.
Can Messi or Neymar leave their clubs?
At the end of this season something new happened. Even Lionel Messi’s name has come up in the best transfer rumours in 2020 with a possible move from FC Barcelona. There was news about his unhappiness at the club which struggled after the restart and only finished as a runner-up in La Liga. It was also suggested that Messi and manager Quique Setien’s relation is not perfect either. So it might be the perfect time for him to play in a different club. Inter’s name has been mentioned mostly, but surely every club would be interested to sign him.
His decision might depend on a possible return of his former teammate, Neymar. The Brazilian also had issues at his club, Paris Saint-Germain and with manager Thomas Tuchel earlier. But it seems like it’s all settled now. Plus Barcelona might not have the money to sign him or Inter striker Lautaro Martinez, who has been a long-time target for the Catalans. While Neymar’s teammate, Kylian Mbappe is set to stay in Paris, German forward Julian Drexler might look for another club with more chances to play.
Biggest Premier League targets
The big Premier League clubs are all aiming to sign new players. Even PL champions Liverpool are open for new deals. Chelsea have already signed some of the most sought young players, Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech. But the Blues are still looking to strengthen their squad following their previous transfer bans. Another German player, Kai Havertz is one of their main targets. Online gambling sites in the UK are predicting that they can be successful in signing him.
Jadon Sancho has also been playing in the Bundesliga for top club Borussia Dortmund, where he scored 20 goals in the last season. No wonder he’s become the main target of Manchester United. But almost every big club would be happy to sign the 20-year old English talent. Not everyone is convinced though about his utilities at the club. Like former club legend Paul Scholes, who would prefer if the club signed a more useful striker like Harry Kane.
There is also a big race for the Algerian Messi. Said Benrahma who had a superb season in Championship side Brentford after scoring 28 goals. All big clubs are interested in signing him, with Tottenham becoming the latest one. While Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell is also targeted by several clubs, with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard being his biggest admirer. Champions Liverpool hardly need to make any big changes, but they can still sign Bayern midfielder Thiago Alcantara who expressed his wish to take on a new challenge in the Premier League.