With the clock ticking and Deadline Day getting ever closer, here’s yet another Transfer Roundup…
Real Madrid to make Hazard next Galactico
Eden Hazard is fed up. He’s been rejecting Real Madrid for the past three years but now, at 28-years-old, The Belgian forward has reportedly had enough. Although he is most likely to see out the January transfer window, an £88m summer move to Los Blancos is all but inevitable.
Ten goals and ten assists in 19 Premier League games this season in a struggling Chelsea side are the kind of numbers that put him up there with the best in the game but as he reaches his ‘prime’, it will be trophies that he wants; no doubt Real Madrid can offer him that.
The Belgian magician will surely be entering the end of his Chelsea career, so the question is: Can he take something to Spain with him? (even the Carabao Cup would do)
Solskjaer wants PSV star Bergwijn
A fine run of form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen Manchester United achieve 7 wins in 7 games. However to increase their chances of saving what was such a catastrophic start to the season, the Norwegian wants to bring Steven Bergwijn to Old Trafford.
The 21 year old has been attracting interest from Europe’s top clubs for the last two seasons after impressing for PSV. This season particularly, the Dutchman has scored 9 and assisted 8 in just 17 games, catching the eye of former United striker Solskjaer.
Bergwijn is what you expect of a young and promising winger from the Eredivisie. Quick, skilful, strong on the ball and an excellent dribbler (shown by his 2.9 dribbles per game). The 2 time capped Dutch international has averaged 2.8 shots and 2.5 key passes per game this season, clearly showing he is dominating the league.
Despite needing work on his decision making, particularly his finishing, the young winger is without doubt a natural talent. The Red Devils could tempt PSV and Bergwijn with a £25 million bid, but whether he moves or stays put remains to be seen.
Darmian set to return to Italy
With The Guardian reporting that negotiations between United and Juve are in advanced stages, it looks like Matteo Darmian is finally about to escape his Manchester nightmare. The deal could see the Italian finally fulfil the potential he showed at Torino, which warranted his move to Old Trafford. With a fee of £7.1m being touted after the £2.6m loan fee, the cumulative fee provides the Old Lady with a deal that won’t anger the shareholders if it doesn’t go to plan.
“I can play at centre-back. Of course I play at right-back and left-back, for me it doesn’t matter. I try to do my best every time and I try to help the team to reach the victory”Matteo Darmian
Darmian should fit seamlessly back into the league in which he established himself in Europe. He is your traditional Italian full-back; versatile, disciplined, tactically sound. He offers everything current Juventus full-back Mattia De Sciglio does, except he isn’t ‘damaged goods’. De Scglio has already had 2 muscle injuries this season, only featuring for I Bianconeri nine times.
Darmian would initially join on a loan deal with a potential for a £7m deal come summer.