European football clubs are busy strengthening their squads in the summer football transfer window 2022. The hierarchy of the big clubs have splashed money to bring their desired players into the squads in order to be more competitive for the next season. On the other hand, some players are keen to part ways with their current clubs in order to take a new step in their careers. Players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr, Robert Lewandowski, Paulo Dybala, and Frenkie de Jong are all in the market for a move. Let’s take a look at the situations of these players in the transfer market.
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With players like Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez, the summer football transfer window 2022 has already seen some significant movements. More exciting deals will probably be witnessed during the next two months before the transfer deadline on September 1. The transfer market is now buzzing with speculation about what Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Robert Lewandowski, Paulo Dybala, and Frenkie de Jong will do next.
According to reports, the sensational Portuguese player of Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has officially asked to leave the club this summer. There is no secret that Ronaldo wants to play Champions League football and he can’t take part in the European club competition if he stays at Manchester United next season. Manchester United hierarchy has already informed Cristiano that he is not up for sale and insists that they want him to honor the final year of his contract.
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If Ronaldo does leave, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Napoli are among the clubs vying for his services, according to multiple sources. However, given Ronaldo's current age (37), he will find it difficult to join any major European club.
Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offload Neymar Jr. this summer as they seek new direction under the leadership of new football adviser Luis Campos. Neymar is not part of Campos's plan, so PSG are keen to sell the Brazilian superstar, who they bought for a record price from Barcelona back in 2017.
Only a handful of clubs can afford Neymar’s wage, but his unprofessional behavior could be a stumbling block for any big club considering any such move. Meanwhile, the latest reports suggest that Neymar triggered the contract clause which will see him stay at PSG till 2027. This will certainly make Neymar’s transfer even more difficult. His options for loan destinations include FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Newcastle United, Manchester City, and possibly Manchester United. However, anything could happen regarding Neymar’s transfer before the deadline day.
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Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski wants to move away from his current club and seek a new challenge. Lewandowski’s preferred destination is FC Barcelona, but given the current financial situation of the Spanish club, any such move is not as simple as it was a few years ago. They have to spend 50 million euros or more to lure him to Camp Nou.
Lewandowski has other options if Barcelona fails to sign him this summer. Chelsea, Real Madrid, PSG, and the giants of Italy will be happy to have his service.
The Argentine attacking midfielder Paulo Dybala has parted ways with Juventus after failing to reach an agreement with the club regarding salary. Dybala wants to earn more money, but the Turin-based club didn’t want to pay the sum he wanted. Inter Milan could be a possible destination for Dybala. However, Dybala has to wait a little longer as Inter need to offload either Edin Dzeko or Alexis Sanchez to make way for Paulo.
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Besides, they also have to reach an agreement with Dybala on his salary demand. If Inter misses out on signing Dybala, then the Argentine has to search for a new club. Inter’s rival AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, and some English and Spanish clubs are interested in him.
Frenkie de Jong
Barcelona’s defensive midfielder, Frenkie de Jong, doesn’t want to leave the club as he prefers to play in the UEFA Champions League next season. However, Barcelona want to sell the talented midfielder as they want to raise money to buy Lewandowski. Manchester United’s current manager, Eric ten Hag, is a big admirer of Frenkie de Jong and wants to bring him to Old Trafford.
Though it could be a move against the players' wishes. As per the latest report, Barcelona's president isn’t really keen on selling the Dutchman. This trade may take place prior to the deadline day if Manchester United make a strong bid for Frenkie.
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As per the latest updates, Barcelona’s talented Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong is most likely to move to Manchester United in the summer football transfer window 2022. The current financial situation of FC Barcelona has forced them to think about selling Frankie to the English club. Besides, Barcelona need a world-class forward and they can use de Jong’s transfer money to bring Lewandowski to Camp Nou.
Argentina’s Paulo Dybala’s likely destination could be either Inter Milan or AC Milan. PSG want to sell Neymar Jr, but his huge wage could potentially block the transfer. Besides, it wouldn't be as simple to fulfill Cristiano Ronaldo's ambition to join a team that would compete in the Champions League next season as it was a few years ago.
Source: United News of Bangladesh