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

La Liga

Top 10 Best Players in La Liga

The final edition of our top 10 players in league football has us taking a deeper dive into La Liga. This is our official Top 10 Players in La Liga list for the 2020-2021 season. All player stats found here

10. Mikel Oyarzabal

Mikel Oyarzabal has been one of the hottest prospects in La Liga for some time now. At the age of 23 he has started to put together the resume to be considered a top player. Oyarzabal is Real Sociedad’s main attacking threat. He has proven his worth with 7 goals and 2 assists through 11 games this season. Real Sociedad will need Mikel to continue improving if they are to reach their goal of qualifying for the Champions League.

9. Kieran Trippier

One of the most important players in Atletico Madrid’s defense is Kieran Trippier. He had a bit of a rough ending to his career with Tottenham. But Trippier has found new life in La Liga. He continues to impress as Atletico Madrid hope to win La Liga this season. One of the better attacking fullbacks in La Liga, Trippier has been able to notch 4 assists so far this season.

8. Jose Maria Gimenez

Jose Maria Gimenez is one of the most important players in La Liga. He is rightfully considered one of the finest center backs in the world. Gimenez unfortunately has missed some time due to injury this season. For Atletico Madrid to continue their success they need him to continue to play in good form and get healthy again. He will be a major boost to the side when he returns.

7. Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema has somehow been Real Madrid’s main striker since 2009 and is still underrated. He had obviously been a bit of an afterthought with Cristiano Ronaldo on the team. But since Ronaldo left, Benzema has just continued scoring goals like he always does. Benzema has 8 goals and 5 assists so far this season.

6. Luis Suarez

Barcelona somehow decided that Luis Suarez was expendable after last season. It makes sense for them to try and get younger at the position but Suarez continues to be a talisman in front of goal. It seems as if he has officially pushed Diego Costa out of the team. It’s not difficult to see why either; as Suarez has 8 goals in his first 11 appearances for Atletico.

5. Jan Oblak

Jan Oblak is one of only a few goalkeepers who can truly be described as world class. He continues to prove this each and every season. Atletico Madrid has done a fantastic job in keeping the ball out of their own net. Oblak currently has 10 clean sheets out of a possible 14 in La Liga this season.

4. Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos is one of the finest midfielders in the world. This season he has been a little bit below his usual impressive standard. He currently only has 1 goal and 1 assist in his first 15 appearances. Expect those numbers to improve as the season progresses. But if they don’t then it’s possible that Kroos could tumble down the list a bit.

3. Iago Aspas

Iago Aspas has had a remarkable emergence since his days at Liverpool. It seems like is not even close to slowing down at the age of 33. He is RC Celta de Vigo’s best player and he earns this spot in the top 10. Aspas has been extremely valuable up to this point in the season. He already has 9 goals and 6 assists through his first 17 La Liga appearances this season.

2. Raphael Varane

Varane is another one of the best central defenders in the world. He is fully deserving of the number 2 spot on this list as any team in the world would love to have him. If Real Madrid are going to have a shot at winning the league title they will need Varane every step of the way.

1. Lionel Messi

Not much really needs to be said about Lionel Messi’s inclusion at number 1. He is probably the greatest footballer of the last 15 years. With Cristiano Ronaldo off to Serie A there is no other name that would fit at the top of this list.

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