Over the past few weeks the world of soccer has been buzzing with transfer rumors and signings flying out of the world’s biggest leagues. The worlds biggest clubs swapping, dealing and stealing footballers left and right with no end in sight until Deadline Day just 11 days away. English giants Chelsea and Manchester United have been battling other clubs like Manchester City and Liverpool to sign some of Europe’s most promising young talents as well as experienced defenders and wingers.
The biggest move of this week is Jose Mourinho and Chelsea swooping in and stealing Barcelona’s Spanish winger, Pedro, right from the grasp of the Louis Van Gaal and the United Red Devils. Chelsea purchased the Barça forward for 21.4 million pounds, but Mourinho is known for snatching rival club’s targets just for the sake of competition. Where will Pedro fit in for the blues with the likes of Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Willian and the rest of the Chelsea wingers? Jose Mourinho might not be finished in this window with rumors floating around for a 100 million pound bid for Juventus’s golden boy Paul Pogba and Everton’s young gem John Stones.
Other moves that also happened this week are Real Madrid’s signing of Mateo Kovacic from Inter Milian for a fee of 30 million euros. Kovacic is described as one of the best young midfielders in Europe, who can play in an attacking role or more a central, pace controlling type role. Valencia and Argentine international Nicolas Otamendi makes the move from Spain to England today to Man City for a total of 32 million pounds. What a boost to an already outstanding back line, and is the addition of Wolfsburg’s Kevin De Bruyne headed back to the BPL with City?
Some other minor news is Arsenal’s 22 year old Brazilian winger, Wellington Silva was sent out on loan to Bolton. Juventus penned an exciting player in Porto’s wingback Alex Sandro, who will sure help boost the ‘Old Lady” who was crowned the second best team in Europe after losing to Barcelona in the Champions League final.
With another week and a half left in this summer’s window, there could be a lot more deals left to be made. Ibrahimovic back to Milan? Pogba and De Bruyne back to England? And even United’s desperate search for a world class forward. Will we see some more block buster signings, or will the world’s most promising and talented players stay put for another run at glory with their current clubs?
By Bailey Klein @MrJamesKlein