Amongst the most interesting transfer news there is a possible Sergio Ramos move to Manchester United as the Spanish defender is about to leave Real Madrid.
With Copa America being currently the only major event in men’s football, the boards of European elite clubs are busy to strengthen their squads before the preparations for the 2015-2016 campaign had begun. Though US gambling laws vary from state to state, those who live in a place with legalized sports betting could wager some money on Andrea Pirlo’s move to the MLS. Yes, the Sterling saga is still on and as annoying as ever, but the possible Sergio Ramos transfer to Premier League giant Manchester United is far more interesting.
Pirlo in New York
After speculations about a possible move to New York City FC, the fact that Andrea Pirlo was pictured at the Yankee Stadium wearing a Yankees baseball cap, looking like a PokerStars China Dream Team member, means serious business. The Juventus playmaker has one year on his current contract with Juventus, however it is an open secret that he will swap teams this summer.
With him being spotted in NYC reassured the rumours and triggered some theories about a potential loan move to the Premier League. In this case, similarly to the case of former Chelsea star Frank Lampard, the majority owner of New York City FC, Manchester City would be a likely temporary destination for Pirlo.
The Sterling saga is still not over
Though nearly everyone who bet on sports in the UK is tired from the Raheem Sterling transfer saga, the future of the England forward is still in the balance. Liverpool try to follow the same policy as they did with Luis Suarez two years ago, when the Uruguayan wanted to move to Barcelona, however the club did anything to keep the superstar at Anfield. That resulted in the best season Suarez ever produced with Liverpool almost winning the title for the first time in 24 years.
• United to add world class defender
• Pirlo arrived in the States
• Sterling’s future still not settled
Though Sterling is surely the Reds’ top talent, he is far away from the quality the Uruguayan troublemaker represented for them. Suarez has been one of the world’s finest strikers in recent years with Sterling being no more than an intriguing prospect. Since his relationship with the club and the fans is seriously damaged after comments from him and his agent, and with Manchester City keen to land him, it seems inevitable that he would end up at Etihad Stadium once City fills a paycheck with an amount of GBP 50 million.
Sergio Ramos to Manchester United?
The other giant in Manchester has been strongly linked with Real Madrid star defender Sergio Ramos after it has emerged from the Spanish media that the World Champion is in a dispute with the club over his wages. As Los Blancos fancy Red Devils’ elite goalkeeper David de Gea, and as Louis van Gaal is monitoring the market in order to add some quality to his backline, speculations about a possible swap deal are widely published. Some pundits argue that United need to offer De Gea plus some cash to land Ramos, who has a ridiculously high buyout clause in his contract with a fee of EUR 180 million.
Another deal involving the two clubs above is about to take shape but this time with a twist, as Atletico coach Diego Simeone plans to move for Javier Hernandez, according to gambling news. The Mexican forward spent the last season on loan at Real Madrid, and as it is heavily doubted that Van Gaal would count on him in the future, the Dutch manager might convert him into money if a reasonable offer arrives. With Mario Mandzukic is on his way out from Vicente Calderon with a possible deal with Juventus, Atletico surely needs some firing power.
Further shopping in the Premier League
In the meantime another United forward is rumoured to leave Old Trafford, as Fenerbahce are allegedly ready to meet Robin van Persie’s wage demands. After Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech was virtually considered as an Arsenal player last week, it was recently reported that the two clubs have yet to agree on the transfer fee of the Czech international. While Tottenham are planning to get rid of as many as ten first team players, Liverpool keep bringing in names with Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi and Sevilla forward Carlos Bacca in its crosshair.
The cases above are the hottest topics regarding possible transfers in European top football, while many of the teams continue to sign less known players to their rosters. While those cases might be interesting for hardcore football fans and pundits too, punters can make money usually on the transfers of high-profile footballers, like the ones that are discussed by GamingZion.