Football Transfer Roundup: The winter transfer window is set to begin on 1st January 2018 and several players will be changing their current clubs. Although the winter transfer is not as big as the summer transfer where all the major signings are made, we have seen several crucial and season-defying transfer take place during the winters as well.
Big clubs across Europe like Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have had a poor first half of their current clubs and these European giants are likely to be involved in the transfer market with the bid to sign players who can help them turn the fortunes of their remainder of the season.
Barcelona have been eyeing a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s French starlet Adrien Rabiot. However, PSG sporting director Antero Henrique is against the deal and criticised Barcelona for making contact with the promising youngster without contacting the parent club first.
The big news from Premier League (England’s top flight football league) is that Arsenal manager Unai Emery and superstar midfielder Mesut Ozil have had a fallout and the manager does not see the German as a part of his future plans. That was also evident in Arsenal’s big league cup clash against Tottenham, where Ozil was left out from the squad. After the match, Emery said it was ‘tactical decision’ to leave out the Arsenal number 10 – that does not reflect well on the club’s highest earning player.
After Jose Mourinho’s departure, Manchester United will be looking to bolster their squad after a very poor display in the Premier League, where they are placed in the sixth position. The 20-time champions are eyeing Real Madrid’s Welsh wizard, Gareth Bale. This is not the first time Bale is heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils. Previously, he was also linked in the summer but Ronaldo’s departure from the club resulted in the closure of any potential deal as Madrid were short of attacking wingers.
Chelsea are linked with a move for Bayern Munich’s star defender Mats Hummels. According to German outlet BILD, Hummels’ agent Marc Kosicke travelled to London and held talks with Chelsea and Tottenham for a potential move for the out of favour defender. Hummels also had a poor season with his international side in the 2018 World Cup.