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January Transfer Window Rumors: Buy or Sell

The January transfer window has been slow going as of late but there is still time for deals to get done. There are a bunch of rumors swirling around so we will be taking a look at the highest profile ones.

Sami Khedira to Everton

Sami Khedira has been looking to make a move as of late and Everton has emerged as a suitor. Although Khedira may be past his prime but he can still do a job and on a free transfer it would be useful. For Everton to continue with their impressive season they should look for reinforcements. Therefore, this would seem to be a “right place, right time” sort of transfer.

Verdict: Buy

Fikayo Tomori to AC Milan

Tomori to Milan has been rumored for a while as AC Milan look for reinforcements in defense. Tomori is the alternative solution for Milan as the Simakan deal looks to have fallen through. Therefore this would be a shrewd piece of business and luckily for Milan it seems to be all but wrapped up. Tomori is rumored to be moving on a loan with an option to buy. Looking to stay in 1st place, this is an important piece of business.

Verdict: Buy

Paul Pogba to Juventus

This is another rumor that has been swirling around for the January Transfer window. Pogba is a huge name but seems to be looking for a move away from Manchester United. Could he be one to watch in the closing stages of the January Transfer window? I think this is one that will end up waiting until the summer. I’m not sure Juventus would be willing to splash the cash at this moment. As a result, I don’t believe this transfer will be goint through quite yet.

Verdict: Sell

Erling Haaland to Real Madrid

One of the latest rumors to blow up recently; could Erling Haaland be on the move? As one of the top prospects at striker, Haaland is no doubt being watched by every major club. Real Madrid are trying to get involved early to get this one over the line. But with so many suitors, including Liverpool and Manchester City, I’m not sure Real will be able to pull this one out in January. I see this one carrying over into the summer transfer window.

Verdict: Sell

David Alaba to Real Madrid

Alaba to Real Madrid is one to watch very closely. It has been rumored for quite some time that his preferred move is to Real. After falling out with Bayern Munich there is almost a 100% chance he’ll be on the move. This would be a free transfer that would most likely occur in the summer. In conclusion, this is the January Transfer Window rumor that makes the most sense.

Verdict: Buy

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The Most Expensive Transfers – Summer 2020

One of the most exciting things about soccer is undoubtedly the transfer windows. Bringing in new talent is always fun. Today we’ll analyze some of the most expensive transfers from the Summer Transfer Window. All transfer information comes from Transfermarkt: https://www.transfermarkt.us/statistik/saisontransfers

5. Miralem Pjanic – $66 million

Miralem Pjanic moved from Juventus to Barcelona for a fee of approximately $66 million. When this move was first announced I admit I was very confused. Pjanic is a quality player but at the age of 30 it’s most likely that he will not be making another big money move in the future. For that reason, it seems like Barcelona may have overpaid for his services. This is even more likely when taking into account that he isn’t even a guaranteed starter. With Arthur moving in the opposite direction for only a few million more, this move was questionable at best for Barcelona.

4. Ruben Dias – $74.8 million

Ruben Dias slots in at number four on our list of most expensive transfers. The latest in a long line of expensive defenders for Manchester City, Dias cost $74.8 million. So far, the move seems to be worth it. Ruben Dias has been a steady force for City since he joined the team. His partnership with both Aymeric Laporte and John Stones could be positive for a City team that has struggled mightily in defense. Only time will tell in the end if Ruben Dias can push on to become a world class player.

3. Victor Osimhen – $77 million

One of the more surprising moves of the window was Victor Osimhen to Napoli. The surprising part wasn’t the actual move but the price point. Osimhen has been touted as someone with the potential to be a superstar. With that in mind, Osimhen can easily end up justifying the price tag. But at the moment it seems like Napoli may have paid too much. So far this season, he has 2 goals and 1 assist in 6 appearances. At just 21 years of age, there’s clearly room to grow. Napoli must hope that he can realize his potential.

2. Arthur – $79.2 million

The other half of the Juve – Barca swap, Arthur comes in at number two on the most expensive transfers list. At 24 years of age, Arthur is about to hit his prime years. It seems at first glance that Juve made a shrewd move in swapping the aging Pjanic for Arthur. It should take some time for Arthur to adapt his game to the Serie A. When he does get comfortable he should be a star in the Juventus midfield for years to come.

1. Kai Havertz – $88 million

Kai Havertz moving from Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea is officially the most expensive transfer. He may be worth every penny for Chelsea as they look to remake their team. At only 21 years of age, Havertz has tons of room to grow. He also has the potential to become a world class midfielder. The price tag may seem a bit much at the moment. But as Havertz continues to get playing time, his performances should improve. All of the attacking talent that was brought in by Chelsea this window could drastically change their performances in the near future.

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