Europe is bracing for its biggest year of transfers. Called transfer madness, the biggest clubs from England, Spain, Italy and France are ready to surpass all record amounts spent on soccer players.
A team like Barcelona is looking to jump into the mix with Antoine Griezmann, of the top French Players looking to leave Atletico Madrid. The odds look to Barcelona with a +160 he signs and -189 he stays in Madrid. There are also a other players for Griezmann, who will be looking to sign a $130 to $170 million contract.
In goal, Real Madrid will be looking to fill a void and sign one of the best goalkeepers in the world – David de Gea from Manchester United. The Transfermarkt estimates the Spaniard to be worth at least $80 million, but the real figures are much closer to $100 million, while the bookmakers set the odds of his transfer at +150. However, Real Madrid also wants to get the goalkeeper. The club intends to strengthen the goal line. The odds on this one are at + 550.
Real Madrid won’t stop there either. They would like to sign the leader of the Brazilian National Team Neymar and the world’s best young player Kylian Mbappé. However there may be money constraints there. They can’t make that kind of cash outlay and sign the Spaniard goalkeeper as well. Odds can be found at Metaratings.ru.
More likely Real Madrid will sign the leader of Chelsea and captain of the Belgian National Team Eden Hazard. The odds for this are -150. According to AS, the transfer will be announced after the Europa League Final, and the amount that the Spanish club will pay vary from $110 million to $120 million.
“England has the best coaches but the best players are in Spain,” former soccer star Ruud Gullit said. “And those players decide what will happen in a game. What are the rumors now about Hazard? If Chelsea could keep him, it would be massive. But if Real Madrid is calling, what would you do? You have to keep him. You need the world-class player. The individual players, they still make the difference.”
That’s why this year is a big deal. Real Madrid will be looking to sell off some of its players as well. Players like Gareth Bale, Isco and Toni Kroos will net them $235 million, which will pay for the new players.
The players of the main sensation of the European football season – the Ajax Amsterdam are in great demand. Three main stars of the club – André Onana, Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt might join Barcelona. Rumor has it that Lionel Messi himself insisted on buying all three of them. At the same time, Barcelona is trying to sell Felipe Coutinho, whom the club had previously bought from Liverpool for $135 million, and now nobody needs him for that kind of money.
But that’s what we will see over the next month as June-maddness is at hand.