Football Transfer targets: As we near the start of the footballing season in Europe, there are some football Transfer targets seeking a move.
The current transfer window has been packed with incomings and outgoings. However, there are some still seeking a move to different pastures before the start of the season.
Today, we look at the top 5 footballers who could still make the move before the transfer window closes at the end of the current month.
Frankie de Jong
This particular transfer saga has been on the front pages since forever despite de Jong’s reluctance to leave the Catalan side.
Recent reports suggested he would need to take a pay cut or leave the club if Barcelona are to sign Raphinha and Lewandowski due to financial measures.
However, De Jong could be expected to still make the move to Manchester United before the end of the transfer window.
🚨 Manchester United are reluctant to walk away from the De Jong deal because they are emboldened by Erik ten Hag’s rapport with his former player.
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The Red Devils are reluctant to walk away from the deal due to Erik ten Hag’s rapport with the former Ajax player.
Hence, they will keep tabs on the Netherlands international till the 11th hour to secure his services.
The Chelsea player has been another hot prospect in the transfer market but has not seen a move materialize.
However, RB Leipzig are one such club that are hopeful to have a deal worked out for the German forward.
Werner hasn’t been able to hit his strides with the Blues and could seek a move away from London.
A return back home could be well in the offing as it will take him back to familiar environment.
With the WC around the corner, consistency and form could be vital in his chances to take the trip to Qatar. Hence, we can see Werner make the move before the window closes.
Leicester’s attacking mid-fielder is another prospect in the transfer market after his improved performances season after season.
The Foxes’ number 10 has seen suitors from the Premier League itself in Newcastle and Chelsea hopeful of securing his services.
Newcastle saw a recent bid rejected from Leicester but are still keeping tabs in order to get the Englishman.
Maddison’s creativity and versatility has ensured he can become a vital part of a club’s winning formula.
Due to this, James could seek a move away from Leicester to probably a club which can also provide the prospect of Champions League football.
The Portuguese striker missed United’s pre-season tour and only returned in Sunday’s 1-1 draw vs Vallecano, where he played only the first half.
Ronaldo has been seeking a move away from Old Trafford after United missed out on UCL football last season.
The 37-year-old is hopeful to play in Europe’s biggest club competition due to which aims for a move.
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The likes of Chelsea, Bayern Munich and even Atletico rejected the proposition but his ex-club, Sporting Lisbon remain in the running.
Cristiano will still be hopeful of making the move away from England and we could see this transfer target saga go right up till the end of the window.
Brazilian winger, Antony’s move to Manchester United has made the rounds for the last month or so.
With Ronaldo’s future uncertain, the Red Devils have asked for the Ajax winger’s services.
United were asked to raise their bid since the winger has three years left on his Ajax deal, giving the Dutch side leverage to demand a larger fee.
Antony has shown what it takes to perform at the highest-level scoring 8 goals and 4 assists in the league alongside 6 goal contributions in UCL.
He is a vital component of Ten Hag’s success at Ajax and the United manager would want to see him in Manchester as well.
There is still a possibility that this move could be successful before the closure.