With the season coming to a close, seemingly every player gets linked with a club. Some of the speculation has more legs than others though. With the devastation that Covid has caused financially to every club, the transfer activity this summer promises to be different than no other. The UK has now officially left the EU which causes a number of other stumbling blocks too.
In recent years we have seen big money spent on just a few players. Joelinton went to Newcastle for the pricey sum of £40 Million during the summer window of 2019, while Rodri arrived in Manchester for a £62.8 Million transfer from Atletico Madrid to Manchester City.
This summer may see more transfer activity, but with less money spent per individual transfer. Some clubs will be looking to balance the books by getting the bigger earners off their books and are likely to settle for a smaller transfer fee in order to make this happen. Players too may have to lower their wage demands if they wish to move clubs.
The financial crisis of the 20/21 season could be beneficial to clubs in the long term. As the books start to balance with the fans coming back in the stadium, the club will now own players who are costing less money than they would have done previously.
We are going to look at a couple of transfers that are realistic when considering how the market is likely to behave.
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1. Danny Rose – Watford, Norwich, Trabzonspor – Free
The experienced Danny Rose has been unhappy at White Hart Lane for a while. His story at Tottenham is about to come to an end. The 30-year-old defender’s contract will expire this summer and he will not be offered another nor would he want to stay. Both Watford and Norwich would benefit greatly from his wealth of experience at the highest level. His contract demands would represent great value for money which is essential to both of these clubs. It is thought that Rose is keen to stay in the Premier League as the defender has some unfinished business. Trabzonspor were close to agreeing a deal with him back in January but that fell through when Rose made a U-turn. They may try to tempt him again, but any kind of deal is thought to be way off.
2. Danny Ings – West Ham, Leicester – £17 million
Another impressive season from Danny Ings has caught the attention of potential suitors. West Ham appear to be front runners for his signature as they look to address their striker issues. West Ham have had dozens of strikers over the past few seasons and all of them haven’t really lived up to expectation. Danny Ings has proven himself to be a predator in front of goal and just what West Ham are looking for. With European football highly probable, it will be key as to how far they could reach in European competition. A £17 million price tag is not likely to deter West Ham. West Ham may find competition from Leicester who will be looking for a replacement for their talisman, Jamie Vardy. The ageing striker turns 35 next year and surely hasn’t got long left in the top flight. Having Ings would take some of the pressure off Vardy which would allow Leicester to use him sparingly.
Other Potential Signings
Many other rumours are currently circulating as you might expect at this stage of the season. Arsenal have apparently entered the race to pick up Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand on a free, while they have also claimed to want to fill five positions with new blood this summer.