Every year, the European summer transfer window creates excitement among global football fans. Which superstars are on the move for a new challenge? Which club will spend the most money? Or which team will be able to form the strongest squad during the window? These topics are regularly discussed among football-enthusiast fans. Though we may not see huge activity this summer as most European clubs are in a state of financial crisis amid the pandemic. Despite this, everyone will be looking at several big transfers. In this article, we will discuss five potential big football transfers in the 2021 summer window.
Significant Football Transfers in summer 2021: Leaks and Rumors
5) Sergio Ramos
The 34-year-old Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is all set to become a free agent after this season. Ramos has a desire to play top-level football for at least five more years. But he is most unlikely to stay Real Madrid next season. Sergio Ramos last featured in the semifinal of Supercopa de Espana against Atletico Bilbao last January before suffering a knee injury.
He will be fully fit within the first week of April. Several European giants have expressed interest in signing Ramos. Especially, Ole Gunnar SolsKjaer’s Manchester United are reportedly interested to sign him this summer. But age could be a barrier in terms of signing Ramos.
4) Sergio Aguero
Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero will be a free agent at the end of this season. However, it’s not certain that he will leave the team next season. Manchester City can keep Aguero for at least one more season if they are able to bring Lionel Messi at the Etihad this summer.
There is also a strong rumor that Aguero could join Barcelona for the 2021-2022 season. Besides, he could also rejoin Atletico Madrid next summer. We will know the Argentine superstar’s future destination during the summer transfer window.
3) David Alaba
After spending 11 long years, Austrian footballer David Alaba has decided to leave Bayern Munich next season. He has decided to leave the Bavarians as both parties failed to come to an agreement on the wage issue. The 28-year-old defender has played an important role in helping Bayern Munich to win two Champions leagues as well as maintaining dominance in the domestic competitions.
If Alaba can keep himself physically fit, he will be able to play top-level football effortlessly for at least another 6-7 years. if he can keep himself physically fit. Several reports suggest that David Alaba has already given his verbal consent to join Barcelona. If the rumors are true, Alaba will be the main safeguard of Barca’s defense next season.
2) Erling Haaland
Norwegian Erling Haaland is currently the hottest property in European football. This tall forward has been in great form this season for Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga. Haaland has already set a new record of scoring 20 Champions League goals in just 14 appearances at the age of only 20.
There is no doubt that all the big clubs in Europe will try to sign him this summer. But Borussia Dortmund will not let him go cheap. Haaland will cost more than 100 million euros in the transfer. However, the equation could be different if Borussia Dortmund fails to qualify for Champions League next season. However, Manchester City and FC Barcelona are the favorites to sign him in the 2021 summer transfer window.
1) Lionel Messi
Lionel Andres Messi, one of the greatest footballers of all time can finally leave Barcelona for another giant club in Europe this summer. Messi has been playing for Barca since 2000, so it will be an emotional decision for him. The Blaugrana supporters are seeing some hope after Joan Laporta elected the new president of the club. Laporta’s main election manifesto was to keeping Messi in Barcelona.
Financially, the club is now in a very fragile situation, for that reason making a new agreement with Messi would be very difficult. Messi’s new destination could be either PSG or Manchester City if he decides to leave the Nou Camp. But Manchester City could be a more realistic option for Lionel Messi since his former coach Pep Guardiola has been managing the Citizen. If it comes true, British fans will see Messi’s footballing genius next season.
We can see some big transfers next summer. Among them, Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland are two of the most talked-about names. Manchester City will be a real force in Europe if these two are included in the team. Oppositely, FC Barcelona’s squad will be strengthened if they sign both Haaland and Alaba but keeping Messi at the Nou Camp should be their main priority. The move of several other top players could be as important as the five potential big football transfers in the 2021 Summer Window.
Source: United News of Bangladesh