Haaland and Sancho keen on leaving Dortmund – 4.2/5
Borussia Dortmund could be set for a major transfer battle in the summer to retain their big stars – Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho, according to Sky Sports soccer transfer news. Both players have been heavily linked with an exit, which would intensify if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League next season. Dortmund are in a strong position with regard to the two players, as they have more than two years left on the contracts. The situation is especially comfortable when it comes to Haaland, whose contract expires only in 2024. Unsurprisingly, Dortmund have placed a valuation of £150 million upon the striker, who has become one of the sought after in world football.
Haaland comes on the back of an impressive season in which he has scored 25 goals in just 26 league appearances. It is understood that Haaland has stated his desire to leave Dortmund if the club do not qualify for the Champions League next season. At this juncture, it looks uncertain whether Dortmund would be to finish in the top four, as they are facing a lot of competition from Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen.
Sancho could have left Dortmund back in the summer as United showed tremendous interest in the player. Despite all the transfer interest, the 21-year-old still came up with an excellent campaign, as he managed 14 goals and 18 assists in the 35 league matches.
Both players could end up costing more than £100 million if left to Dortmund’s wishes. However, interested clubs will be able to secure them for less if the players express their displeasure to continue with the German outfit.
Harry Kane ready to place Spurs transfer request – 4.5/5
After refusing to entertain any transfer interest so far in his career, Harry Kane appears to have finally decided that it is time to look for new challenges, according to the Sun soccer transfer news. The England international has made the decision after Spurs’ 3-1 loss against Leeds United. The result effectively brings an end to the Champions League qualification hopes for Tottenham, who have already suffered a setback in the season after losing in the League Cup final to Manchester City.
Despite more than 150 goals in 200+ appearances for the club, Kane has been unable to win any major honour with the club. He has picked up the League Cup runner-up medal on two occasions while also finishing as the Champions League runner-up once. Such repeated failures seem to have convinced that the time is right for a new challenge. At 27 years of age, Kane is probably at the upper end of the ‘attractiveness quotient’ for top clubs in terms of age. The England international will be aware that clubs may be sceptical to sign him once he touches 30.
Manchester United have shown long standing interest in Kane and they are reportedly ready to come in with a £90 million offer in the summer. Kane has reportedly requested chairman Daniel Levy to consider the offer. However, Spurs are in a position to take the final call on any concrete offers. Due to his status and association with the fans, it is unlikely that Kane may force a move if such an opportunity arose.
Sergio Aguero to Barcelona – 4.8/5
Sergio Aguero has become one of the hot properties in world football after clubs were alerted about his availability. Aguero will be leaving City on a free transfer, as his contract expires in the summer, as per the latest soccer transfer news. This would be a monumental decision, as the Argentine striker has been instrumental in all of the successes City have achieved in the last decade. It was the signing of Aguero that transformed the club from title hopefuls to winners. Yet, the 32-year-old is not in the plans of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who is keen on the club ready for the future by signing Erling Haaland from Dortmund.
Barcelona have shown a lot of interest in Aguero over the last few weeks. It is understood that the Catalan club have moved ahead in the queue, which includes clubs like Chelsea, to sign Argentine striker on a free transfer. The transfer would mean a lot for Barcelona, as it helps them secure a top player without having to spend transfer fees. The club are faced with mounting debt which is limiting their impact on the transfer market. In such a scenario, signing Aguero onfprem a free makes a lot of sense.
Furthermore, it will bring Aguero together with Lionel Messi. This is the celebrated combination of the Argentine national team. Both players share a great rapport with each other and they have previously expressed their desire to play together even at club level. Unsurprisingly, Aguero’s potential move to Barcelona has been drawing a lot of motivation from various corners. Rivaldo is the latest to voice an interest in seeing this transfer become real, as per the latest soccer transfer news.
Edinson Cavani to stay at Old Trafford – 4.8/5
Manchester United are set to tempt Edinson Cavani with a contract offer worth an incredible £250,000 per week if he decides to stay at the club for another season, according to the soccer transfer news. The striker is already on an enormous wage packet worth £200,000 per week. However, the 34-year-old’s contract with United comes to an end in the summer. He is keeping his options open even if manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his desire to keep the striker, who has come up with nine goals in 23 league appearances. Even though this may not be a stellar return, the presence of the Uruguayan has helped many of the existing players like Marcus Rashford.
The increment can only be described as very generous in this current climate. United have a difficult financial situation coming up with many of their sponsorship agreements coming to an end.