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    The most expected transfers of the winter in Europe. Where the heroes of World Cup 2022 may go

    Sport news Дек 20, 2022 at 06:36
    The most expected transfers of the winter in Europe. Where the heroes of World Cup 2022 may go

    There are three world champions on the list, and two of the top players are currently unemployed. Very soon the transfer window will open in the major European leagues. As a rule, there are far fewer high-profile deals in winter than in summer. But the World Cup held in unusual timing could increase the number of significant transfers. Who of the players may change clubs in the near future?


    A star soccer player has fallen into the ranks of the unemployed during the World Cup in Qatar. As expected, the scandalous interview angered Manchester United bosses — they kicked the player out of the club. Wherever Ronaldo ends up, it will be very interesting. If AS is to be believed, Cristiano has so far received only one official offer.

    Saudi Al-Nassr is ready to flood the player with money (about € 200 million per season), but he has not yet made a final decision.

    The Saudis have their own interest — they expect such a high-profile transfer to help them win the right to host the 2030 World Cup. «Al-Nassr hopes that Ronaldo will accept the offer before the end of the year. The Portuguese will spend the Christmas holidays in Dubai — he needs to recover after the failed World Cup. Ronaldo would like to play in the next tournament, although he will have already celebrated his 41st birthday by then.

    Before his trip to the World Cup, Gakpo had brightly performed for PSV. The 23-year-old had a very decent first half season with 24 matches, 13 goals and 17 assists. And in Qatar, the talented Dutchman scored in every match in the group stage, but in the playoffs he did without productive action. «Manchester United were interested in Ghakpo before the 2022 World Cup and are now prepared to add €50m to PSV’s bank account.

    Dutch club head coach Rud van Nistelrooy has not ruled out that Cody will move to another team already in the winter transfer window: «If I had a choice, I would prefer Gakpo to leave in the summer, but it is also possible in the winter transfer window. Sometimes there comes a point when you can’t say no.» Alexis Mc Allister: Brighton → Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United, Atletico Before the World Cup, only those who follow the APL closely probably knew about Mc Allister. The Argentine started the tournament in Qatar in reserve, but Lionel Scaloni made adjustments after the match against Saudi Arabia (1-2) and entrusted the Brighton player a place in the starting lineup. Alexis, 23, thanked the coach with a quality game and didn’t drop out of the starting line-up until the end of the tournament. Most importantly, McAllister now has an honorary title in his biography — world champion.


    «Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and Atletico are all considering buying the Argentine. Head coach Mikel Arteta believes Alexis will fit perfectly into the team’s playing system. «Brighton, seeing such interest in a workable player, is negotiating a contract extension. This season, Mac Allister played 14 matches in the APL and scored five goals. He ended up at Brighton back in 2019, but has since left on loan for his home country a couple of times. Emiliano Martinez: Aston Villa → Bayern or another Champions League club It is obvious that Martinez will go for a promotion, after all, Aston Villa is by no means counted among the top clubs. The agent of the goalkeeper has stated that his client is ready to play for a club participating in the Champions League. One of the options is Bayern. The German giants have lost Neuer until the end of the season and are now looking for a replacement. True, Bayern’s shortlist also includes a couple of worthy candidates. Keylor Navas, who is bored on the bench of PSG, or Dominik Livakovic, who was one of the discoveries of the 2022 World Cup.

    Martinez has been playing in England since 2010. He played for Arsenal, now plays for Aston Villa. And several times he went on loan to more modest clubs like Oxford or Sheffield Wansday. At the World Cup Emiliano made a significant contribution to the victory of the national team of Argentina, but several times he was noted for his provocative behavior. He brought the Golden Glove to his genitals, then honored the memory of Kylian Mbappe with a minute of silence. The 2022 World Cup is the most ridiculous in history. Here is the proof Sofiane Amrabat: «Fiorentina» → «Liverpool» The Moroccan team shot for the World Cup-2022, and Amrabat significantly increased his price tag. «Fiorentina will part with the 26-year-old footballer if someone will shell out € 40 million, although his value according to Transfermarkt is four times lower. Authoritative insider Gianluca Di Marzio suggests that Amrabat’s agency will try to employ him at Liverpool.

    Morocco head coach Walid Regraghi predicted a month ago that Sofiane would move to one of the leading clubs in Europe. «Liverpool fits that description perfectly. Another contender for the player is «Tottenham». This season Amrabat missed only two matches in the Italian championship — once he was left in reserve, and in the second case Sofyan did not play due to card overload. «Liverpool want to buy the hero of the 2022 World Cup. It is an ideal transfer for both sides Isco: free agent → APL club The Spaniard signed a contract with Sevilla in August this year, and three months later the parties terminated the contract. Usually in such cases they publish humorous memes in the style of «Thanks for everything, legend!» The 30-year-old footballer played 19 matches in all competitions, scored one goal and gave three assists.

    It appears Isco will continue his career in the APL — Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in his services. And then there is Wolverhampton who is currently coached by Julen Lopetegui. He knows Isco very well, because they worked together at Sevilla and the Spanish national team. By the way, the player has spent his whole career at home ( Valencia, Malaga, Real Madrid and Sevilla). Enzo Fernandez: «Benfica» → «Liverpool» or «Real Madrid» The guy is only 21 years old and he is already world champion and the best young footballer of the World Cup 2022. Last summer Benfica snatched the player from River Plate and paid € 12 million for him, and now they will probably get a more substantial amount. Real Madrid and Liverpool have claimed the talents of the player, and the club of the English league are ready to pay the fee stipulated in his contract. And there, by the way, is € 120 million! Given that Benfica are good at selling players to the top clubs they will surely try to get as much money as possible.

    Enzo started the World Cup in Qatar as a reserve — he was substituted in the first two games. After that, the coaching staff gave the boy a chance to play in the main lineup, and he did not let him down. Since then, the young player regularly came out in the starting lineup and reached the gold medal of the tournament. For the star of the national team of Argentina are asking € 120 million! Two top clubs are determined to sign Memphis Depay: Barcelona → Newcastle The Netherlands international’s contract expires in six months. «Newcastle wants Memphis back in the APL (he played for MJ from 2015 to 2017), but Barça does not want to let the player go without compensation. Prior to the World Cup, it was reported that the Spanish team was willing to part with Depay on a no-cost basis to relieve the payroll. But after the tournament in Qatar, the deal has changed.

    The first part of this season didn’t go well for Memphis. He was first placed on injured reserve and then injured his hip. As a result, Depay played just three games and scored one goal before the 2022 World Cup. It is expected that Memphis will soon hold a meeting with Barcelona’s head coach Xavi, after which much will become clear.