So I am looking through all the transfer speculations, some I like, some not so much. There are some that I think would be perfect that aren’t even listed, but I know people have been murmuring about. So here is a whole lot of click bait that will hopefully start a narrative to who should go where. It would also allow me to feel like HE-MAN because what I say on here turn into transactions. So let’s see what I got.
First on my list, and the first on many peoples list I assume… Erling Haaland. I mean it is currently only February, but this dude still isn’t on a big enough club. He has 7 goals for Dortmund already and has only started 1 match. The fact that his agent was able to get him on Dortmund in the January with a 63 million release clause… he deserves a fookin raise. 63 is chump change for a generational talent like Haaland.
The kid is a physical specimen, he has a ridiculously high IQ if you watch his movement off the ball, and he can FINISH. Not only that but I have the perfect transfer for him. Erling Haaland to Juventus. I know what you are thinking “but they have Higuain and Ronaldo!” Blah blah blah thats the point they are both old as dirt, if now isn’t the time to try and find your next step when is. Imagine you are Juventus you can somehow manage to make some money off of an Higuain sale to put towards Haalands release clause probably brining it down closer to 40. Aka you are paying about 40 million for a not even 20 year old striker who will be dominating Serie A and Champions League the next 10 years. Juventus you are welcome I fixed your next decade of domination.
Now Jadon Sancho is another one where he can’t seem to find the right home for his talents where he will be happy and appreciated. I personally think that he needs to go back to England the tricky part is finding the best club for him over there. If I am being completely honest he would go to England and immediately become one of the top players in the league. He reminds me a lot of Eden Hazard except he is a better finisher, and he is quicker.
This isn’t me saying go to Chelsea be the next Hazard he needs to go to an already established team that just has some aging out to do. Thats why I believe his best destination would be Liverpool. It pains me to say as I am not the biggest fan of Liverpool, but with Mane, Salah, and Firmino starting to get closer to the end of their prime (don’t get offended I would say they are almost dead center in their prime currently) you need to look forward. What better way to do that then to make some money off of one of those players and put it towards a bright future. I believe Mane would be the one to go as he seems the least happy with the squad since the whole world found out Salah is greedy for goals. You replace Mane and all the money you get from him with Jadon Sancho, you have the same pace, same creativity, a player who can finish goals while also setting them up, and you bring the English boy home. If longevity is all that Liverpool need to work on at this point getting rid of some of your stars that seem almost impossible to get rid of is a big step towards it.
The young German Kai Havertz one of Leverkusen’s prize possessions from their youth system. This is another player that is just too good for the team that he is at. I think this is one of the easiest transfers to cover because even though he is rumored to Real Madrid, Liverpool, and Juventus… he is still a German. That right there is the biggest reason he won’t even leave the country but just join the giants that run it, Bayern Munich. Bayern have never shied away from claims that they take all the Bundesliga talent because A) its true and B) who the f*ck cares?
To be one of the most dominant clubs in Europe you first need to bring in the best talent from your home country. Bayern does that year in and year out and to me it is only a matter of time before a player with the versatility and skill that Havertz has ends up with the Bavarians. His ability to play down the middle as a CF, CAM, CM, or even out wide as a winger has to be the biggest appeal for Bayern. These are all positions where they could use his kind of quality. With Muller and Thiago starting to get up there in age why not bring in the bright 20 year old to come take care of business for the next generation of German dominance.
This is another one that has been on going with the non sense rumors, people upset, players upset, either way Manchester United really screwed the pooch with how they are handling Paul Pogba to the point the player just wants out. Wether we like it or not I do not think Paul Pogba will be returning to the Premier League after this year. With rumors to Real Madrid and Juventus Paul Pogba will be find after this little 3 year stint with United. I think it has been a massive waste of time, talent, and Paul Pogba’s prime. The fact he was able to win a World Cup still should give him a lot of credit for how good he can actually be in the right system.
That being said I believe it is obvious he should head right back over to Turin. I am still a believer in the “Why would you ever leave?” just because he went to a UCL final then left…. What are you crazy? With what almost seems like a random midfield Sarri throws out every week the two consistencies I see that I really like are Rabbiot and Bentancur. Pjanic for me has never been all that and when you think about how it could be Pogba instead I find myself thinking again “Why the F*CK would you leave?”. Pogba to be the center piece of that midfield with the box to box work ethic all three of those midfielders have would be just a pleasure to watch. Not to mention how Dybala says they are boys and watching them combine for goals again would be magical. Oh did I mention Cristiano Ronaldo is on the team as well… Yeah Pogba serving Cristiano Ronaldo you telling me that isn’t a scary though for Europe?
Here it is people the transfer we were all waiting for, Paris’s prince Kylian Mbappe. I mean we all know how good he is I don’t think I really need to explain that anymore. At the age of 21 he is already a contender for the Balon D’or , only player that outscored him last year was Lionel Messi. He has 3 league titles, a World Cup, and plenty more in the tank for what is going to be a generational career. We all know he is rumored to Real Madrid, and Liverpool so why even beat around the bush. He continues to get into touch line spat with his manager for subbing him off and now people is Paris are calling him spoiled.
THE DISRESPECT the kid that brought you glory, happiness, and bags on bags of goals now you are going to go and call him spoiled. WATCH YOUR MOUTH it is almost as if they are making it even easier for him to make a move to a bigger club. We all know how much of a fan of Ronaldo, Zidane, and Real Madrid he is which is why his next destination will be the Spanish Capital. Real Madrid are in need of a center piece for their next generation of talent, and Kylian Mbappe is the chosen one. Not only is he a massive fan of the Spanish club, but the Spanish club is a massive fan of him. After keeping tabs on him for about 5 year it is almost the time to snap him up to earn him that Champions League glory he is after. With Madrid having an aging front line of Bale, Benzema, and Hazard. Mbappe will be a massive pick me up paired with the likes of Rodrygo, Vinicius, Reinier Jesus, Odegaard, the list goes on and on. To have a striker like Mbappe who is already at such a high level, it is almost a no brainer of why we would get him and more of a question of when. Mbappe is the next Galactico to don the all white strip. Hala Madrid
Written by: Anthony “Young Leg” Shopa (@shopaaj)