Berlin – You can get a billion euros quite quickly when putting together a selection of well-known players in professional football – before the Corona crisis. Experts and club bosses are now no longer expecting insane transfers, but there is still plenty of speculation.
Manuel NEUER: 34 years old. World Cup goalkeeper 2014. One of the best in his field, undisputed. His contract with FC Bayern Munich ends on June 30. The talks are said to have stalled. Reason: The desired contract term.
Dayot UPAMECANO: The 21-year-old man decker matured at RB Leipzig in a hurry. There is great interest in the French. The Saxons are already looking for a replacement for. He is said to be able to walk for a fixed transfer fee of 60 million. Some team in Europe would look good.
Paul POGBA: France’s world champion, a gifted soccer player with more than a penchant for extravagance. In the summer of 2016, he returned from Juventus to Manchester United. Now the 27-year-old, who still has a valid contract until the end of June 2021, is moving back to Turin. But: Real Madrid with Pogba compatriot Zinedine Zidane as a coach is also said to be interested.
Jadon SANCHO: The 20-year-old from Borussia Dortmund is hotly traded. Manchester United or Chelsea FC are said to be very interested in the Englishman, who is the best Bundesliga scorer with 14 goals and 16 assists. His contract with BVB is valid as of June 30, 2022.
NEYMAR: The Brazilian soccer diva wants to go back to FC Barcelona. Adieu PSG? Will the French capital club let him go this time? The recurring speculations and quarrels of the 28-year-old Brazilian with the extraordinary talent will eventually be enough – if the price is right. PSG paid 222 million at the time, especially given the Corona crisis, Saint-Germain should have to prepare for a loss-making business.
Lionel MESSI: Messi and FC Barcelona – forever and ever. Or not? The Argentine has been wearing the Catalan jersey for 15 years. His contract runs until the end of June next year. A farewell is somehow difficult to imagine, Messi needs his environment to be happy and if he is happy, he can also call his top performance. In the course of the waiver of salary, however, the 32-year-old Messi recently dropped public critical comments on the club. Unusual.
Leroy SANE: In summer 2019, FC Bayern wanted the 24-year-old from Manchester City. But now the trend should clearly go against Sane, at least that was reported by the “kicker”. Apparently there are doubts about Sane’s mentality. In addition, his interest in moving to the Bavarian capital is said to have waned.
Kylian MBAPPE: France’s 21-year-old mega-talent. Fast as an arrow, strong dribble. World champions looking for the great success at club level. Real Madrid wants the attacker, who ultimately switched from AS Monaco to the Seine in the summer of 2018 for almost 200 million.
Cristiano RONALDO: The Portuguese European champion is already 35 years old. The dramatic situation in Italy currently makes it difficult to predict anything, but the financial situation is likely to deteriorate. Ronaldo’s contract with Juventus is still valid for two years. Does it renew prematurely? Is he going? Could he even go back to Real?
Gareth BALE: The 30-year-old Welshman was once the most expensive footballer in the world when he moved from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013. Since then, his time at Real Madrid has seemed to be coming to an end. Often injured this season, most recently not in the squad or without a stake only on the bench. Contract expires in June 2022.
Zlatan IBRAHIMOVIC: The 38-year-old Swede apparently wants to end his short time at AC Milan again. In the winter he had hired from his former club. What happens next, whether he might end his career – Ibrahimovic left it open and thus enough scope for further speculation.