At the end of every season in May every football fan laments the idea of no football for the next 3 months or so. But ironically, every year in June and July the football World keeps buzzing with that very spice of the game called the transfer window. Nopes, the football frenzy never ends.
This year’s summer window promises not to be any different. And so far it has lived up to the promise. So lets have a look at what has the window given us so far.
There is always that one player that stirs the market with whirlpools of anticipations and speculations. This year’s Man of the Window Award goes to… you guessed it right, Neymar da Silva Santos ! The transfer period is not over by any means (ask Daniel Levy), but such has been the hype and anticipation surrounding the Samba sensation that the choice requires no further candidates.
Over to the Premier League now. As always, the spoiled child of Premier League wanting his hand on everything, City has been linked to each and every player that has been of significance in the market. Isco, Cavani, and Lewandowski have all been in City’s wishlist, who have already bought Jesus Navas and Fernandinho. But their most crucial signature has been of the new manager Manuel Pellegrini from Malaga. They finally had enough of Mancini, after he reportedly declared the acquisition of Roger Federer as vital to surviving the group stages of Champions League.
Tottenham Chelsea and United have been quiet except for one signing each. Yet.
Away from the Neymars, the Iscos and the Lewandowskis, one club that has shrewdly kept its head down and been about its business quietly is Liverpool. Signed 4 players already without any fuss and in the hunt for Benteke too. Back in the top 4 picture they are.
Another club that needs mention is the French version of Chelsea, AS Monaco. Another club benefited from their Russian billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev, buying names like Radamel Falcao, Joao Moutinho, James Rodriguez and Ricardo Carvalho. Soon these clubs are gonna deplete the billionaire specie, mark my words !
Well this was pretty much what happened in the transfer window so far. If I missed a signing, it wasn’t important. Well signing off for now, will post about the rest of the window as it progresses !