The talk about soccer player transfers is in heat once again. News and rumors about transfers are on high drive despite not being the transfer season yet. As 2023 will end soon, some clubs have deemed some players as potential while dismissing others.
How have the European clubs indulged in deals and possible transfers for the next season?
Munich to Aim for Wirtz
Recent developments show Bayern Munich leads the race to sign midfielder Florian Wirtz. Wirtz has recorded 29 goals and 40 assists from 121 matches with Bayer Leverkusen. It’s a small wonder clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester, and Real Madrid, have set their eyes on him because of his record. Bayern Munich appear to have a distinct advantage in acquiring him, particularly if they can negotiate a favorable transfer fee. Another consideration is Bayern’s German-based position. From reports about Wirtz, the midfielder isn’t keen on moving to clubs beyond Germany.
Despite Bayern’s advantages, the club will have to wait until 2025 to enlist Wirtz. Leverkusen has also said it set Wirtz’s asking price from €120 million to €130 million. If Bayern can afford it, Bayern must think about how to pair Wirtz with midfielder Jamal Musiala if the transfer takes place.
Chiesa: To Stay in or Leave Juventus?
Juventus and winger Federico Chiesa’s representatives are in talks to discuss the winger’s new contract. Meetings are underway to determine Chiesa’s current contract until September 2026.
Experts linked Chiesa with clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United because he disapproved of Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri. While his contract discussion continues, Chiesa looks forward to seeing if it’s best to stay or leave Juventus.
Chiesa steals attention after his brace score in Italy’s European Championship qualifier against North Macedonia. He also recorded an assist in a 1-1 draw in the game against Internazionale on November 26.
Aiming for Manchester’s Relegated Duo
Before the transfer season, Juventus are also looking forward to taking Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho and midfielder Jonny van de Beek. The two went out of favor due to unsatisfying performances this season, leading to them being relegated.
Turin set to recruit both to fill in the gaps left behind by Nicolo Fagioli and Paul Pogba. Juventus disowned both players because of betting bans and doping charges. However, Manchester still wants to keep Sancho for some time before letting him leave United.
United are looking forward to having £30 million if Sancho leaves Manchester and the transfer takes place.
Ending Pursuit for Mbappé
Recent developments report Liverpool aren’t looking forward to recruiting Kylian Mbappé in the summer of 2024 anymore. Due to this development, Real Madrid are undeterred from signing Mbappé into their roster.
Mbappé’s contract will expire in the summer of 2024. As the next summer approaches, many clubs, including Real Madrid, are set to strengthen their attackers. However, Liverpool abandoned their pursuit after considering Mbappé’s wage demands.
Based on AS’s reports, Mbappé demands a €100 million sign-on fee. Also, he demands a salary of €35 million per year after tax. Despite Chelsea and Arsenal’s interests in having Mbappé on their roster, Real Madrid remains the most possible choice for Mbappé after his leave.
Williams Extending Contract for Athletic
Athletic Club acquire striker Nico Williams in a contract until June 2027. It states Williams will remain in the club for three seasons without disclosing the financial details.
At the time of the contract’s signing, Williams had been with Athletic in his third season. The striker recorded nine goals in all 43 games for Athletic last season, affirming his indispensability in the club.
Williams takes the role of striker for Athletic alongside his older brother, Inaki Williams. The older Williams recorded seven goals and 15 apps this season for La Liga.
Based on these developments, soccer fans need to pay attention to how the tide turns for each club. Adjusting soccerbet preferences is also necessary to see if the players above will perform better in their new positions. Although the transfer season hasn’t opened yet, it’s better to wait and see how it all turns out.