Euro 2020 has been pushed back a year, so this summer’s transfer dealings will be disrupted by the major international tournament, but there still should be no shortage of big money signings made. This is because there are some huge teams that have struggled badly this season and face the threat of not having won any silverware. These include the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool, and even Juventus.
In this article, we look at the players who will have huge transfer carrots dangled in front of them this summer, some of which will be too tasty to resist.
One man whose price tag is only set to keep rising is French striker Kylian Mbappé who, as well as knocking in Champions League hat tricks, is also set to lead the line for Les Bleus at Euro 2020. Many sports betting fans will be banking on him getting his hands on the tournament’s coveted Golden Boot.
However, away from the international scene, Mbappé is out of contract at PSG this summer, which has put all of Europe’s top clubs, as well as expert pundits who provide wagering tips for fans stateside who like to keep track of European football soccer events, on high alert.
The main frontrunners for Mbappé’s signature are Real Madrid, where he would be able to hook up with fellow countrymen Zidane and Benzema. Other interested parties include Juventus, who want to find a long-term replacement for Ronaldo, and Man City, who have all the financial clout to lure Mbappé and who want to replace the injury ridden Sergio Agüero.
What is for sure is that any one of these teams would instantly be made odds-on betting favorites for league and European honors with Mbappé at their helm.
Mbappé aside, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland is undoubtedly the hottest transfer property in the world at the minute, outscoring all his rivals from around the major European domestic leagues.
During this 20/21 season, the Norwegian striker has been averaging a goal a game in the Bundesliga, which are the sorts of stats that get all big club owners loosening their purse strings.
The main front runners for Haaland’s signature are Barcelona, Real Madrid, Man Utd, and Liverpool, although Haaland might be put off a move to England after the way Timo Werner has flopped at Chelsea this season.
If the football rumor mill is to be believed, then Jadon Sancho will be following Haaland out of the Signal Iduna Park Stadium this summer.
The strongest whispers on the grapevine suggest that the England man will be joining Man Utd, with the Red Devils’ resurgence under Ole Gunnar Solskjær, as well as a reduced price tag on the player, convincing both sides that now is the time to get a deal done.
Chelsea are the other club said to be sniffing around to outbid Utd, although it is unclear if working with Thomas Tuchel will be enough of a draw for Sancho.
One star who has already had their fate decided long before the summer is Austrian full-back supremo David Alaba.
Alaba’s move away from Bayern Munich could begin something of a snowball effect at the German champion side, with signs that the usually harmonic club is falling apart at the seams.
Alaba’s chosen destination is said to be Real Madrid, who will pay him a wage in excess of €230,000 a week.
As one world class defender flies into the Bernabeu, another one is set to go the other way, as club legend Sergio Ramos searches out a new challenge.
Man Utd are yet again the club being linked with the Spanish star, although Solskjær does appear to be throwing his hat in the ring for almost every high profile player on the planet right now.