The start of the summer transfer window (officially July 1st) is closing in on us. Teams in the Premier League will be starting to offload unwanted talent soon, replacing it with fresh one to aid the teams achieve more in the next season. This time of the year is as exciting as to play the best online video poker games at royalvegascasino.com – there is a lot of gossip to be confirmed and there are heavy millions to pay and receive. Let’s see what rumors circulate about this summer transfer window.
1. Soldado leaves for Galatasaray in a £11 million deal
Roberto Soldado has transferred to Tottenham Hotspur from Valencia. The North Londoners paid not less than £26 million for the Spanish striker, but his performance in the last two Premier League seasons was far from what they expected it to be. According to some rumors heard by the Mirror, The Spurs might agree to transfer him to Galatasaray this summer for £11 million (a £15 million loss for the team), the Turkish champion that had its eyes on Soldado for some time.
2. de Gea might leave Man Utd for Real Madrid
Real Madrid’s new coach Rafa Benitez is keeping the information leaks to a minimum about the possible transfers his team might make this summer, but rumors are circulating about Manchester United’s goalkeeper David de Gea moving to the Bernabeu. De Gea’s contract is soon expiring with the Manchester team, and he is considered as a replacement for veteran player Iker Castillas.
3. Arsenal might finally sign Chelsea’s Petr Cech
Arsene Wenger might finally see his long wait end this week. Arsenal’s coach has had his eyes on Chelsea’s Petr Cech for years, and rumors say that a three year contract with the veteran goalkeeper might finally be signed this week. There is no official confirmation about the deal just yet, but the specialty press expects the deal to be signed and published in a matter of days.
4. Sunderland targets Wijnaldum, Ron Vlaar
The Black Cats are said to be en route to strengthen their ranks with some young talent this summer. According to rumors, the team has its eyes on Georginio Wijnaldum, currently at PSV Eindhoven, who can play in the midfield or in the right wing. The player is rated to be worth £15 million at this time. Also, the team is said to keep tabs on Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar, out of his contract with the team. Apparently Aston Villa has offered a new contract to its captain, but Vlaar is said to be heading out nonetheless. Sunderland is also said to be having an eye out for Liverpool’s Sebastian Coates and Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk.