Category: Transfer News

Why Hudson-Odoi should move to Bayern Munich

Photo credit: James Boyes Although few neutral fans of football knew the name of Callum Hudson-Odoi a few months ago, the 18-year-old Englishman is the January transfer window’s hottest property. Despite only making a handful of appearances for Chelsea, Hudson-Odoi’s reputation has soared as his club have reportedly turned down many bids from Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, Hudson-Odoi has added further intrigue to the saga after reportedly turning down a new contract at Chelsea. In turning down the £85,000 a week deal, Hudson-Odoi has kept all his options open and has perhaps signaled his intent to leave Chelsea. Though any international ... Read more

What the signing of Frenkie de Jong means for Barcelona

Just days after making one of the more surprising signings of the January transfer window, by inking Kevin Prince Boateng to a six month loan, Spanish giants FC Barcelona made a move on Wednesday that many in Europe were expecting them to make. Frenkie de Jong, an exciting Dutch midfielder who plays his football for Ajax, will join Barcelona at the end of the season for 75 million Euros, per the club’s official website. Barcelona outbid fellow European giants Paris Saint Germain and Manchester City for de Jong’s services. At just 21, de Jong figures to be a key cog ... Read more

Grading Arsenal’s 2018 summer transfer window ins and outs

Transfer deadline day is always a big moment for Premier League fans. It’s the final day in which teams can strengthen their squad via transfers, but it also concludes the end of wild rumors for a while as well. Although Arsenal were not particularly busy on the day, the north London outfit did, however, utilize the final day of the summer transfer period to offload Lucas Perez. The 29-year-old striker was sold to West Ham for a fee of around £5 million. Though Perez did not garner a massive transfer fee, Arsenal did manage to trim the somewhat hefty squad ... Read more

Goalkeeper Mattia Perin should be on Arsenal’s summer radar

As Petr Cech is beginning to show is age, Arsenal are said to be in the market for a new goalkeeper this summer. The 35-year-old Cech has made numerous blunders during the current campaign, and is not the world-class keeper he once was. The Gunners brought in the former Czech Republic international from rivals Chelsea in the summer of 2015, and while he has performed fairly well up until this season, Arsenal should be looking to replace their number one shot-stopper with a younger keeper. Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga would be outstanding choices to replace ... Read more

25 hottest transfer prospects in Europe under the age of 24

With the season more than halfway over, rumors are starting to swirl as supporters fantasize about the potential future superstars that could be coming to their club. This article examines the top defenders and midfielders in Europe under the age of 24, who have a good chance of being bought this summer. Defenders Ryan Sessegnon – LB/LM/LW, 17, Fulham Ever heard of a 17-year-old leading his team in goals? Well, meet Ryan Sessegnon. This electric teenager has arguably been Fulham’s best player this season. This is even more remarkable when you consider that he’s played at left-back for most of ... Read more

Why Arsenal would be stronger with Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan if Sanchez leaves

Once again, Arsenal fans find themselves holding their breath as they watch the season unfold. The Gunners currently sit in sixth place in the table with 39 points, some 22 points below league leaders Manchester City and just five points above Burnley. They’ve struggled to establish a sense of consistency this season and lack a clear identity. Other than beating Everton 5-2 at Goodison Park at the end of October, and dismantling Huddersfield 5-0 in the latter stages of November, they’ve yet to completely dominate a match this year. Coming off a 4-2 loss to Championship side Nottingham Forest, Arsenal ... Read more

Ian Wright’s panicky Arsenal transfer comments are baffling

Former Arsenal great turned television personality Ian Wright recently made some interesting comments regarding the club’s current transfer interests. Wright, who also made headlines for labeling the Gunners as a “joke” a week ago, now claims that the north London outfit’s interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan seem “panicky.” “Everything that is happening is being forced on them through other people,” Wright stated on Sky Sports. “Mkhitaryan is not a player Arsenal have been after – he’s a player that Arsenal have been handed. It’s the same with Aubameyang – a couple of years ago, he was on everyone’s ... Read more

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez gamble has backfired

Heading into deadline day for summer transfers, Arsenal were still on the fence regarding the sale of one of their star players, Alexis Sanchez. Ultimately, an agreement to send the Chile international to Manchester City fell through in the final moments of the window. Both Arsenal and City could claim partial blame for the move falling through. Pep Guardiola’s City had all summer to submit a fee to the Gunners for the wantaway Sanchez; however, they chose to wait until the final day of the transfer window to enter a formal offer. Arsenal, on the other hand, did not have ... Read more