The 2021 summer transfer window was one of the best in recent times, and now everyone’s attention is towards winter exchange. Here are the six big transfers that could happen in January.
Donny Van de Beek to Everton
Donny van de Beek had the chance to leave Manchester United on the deadline day of the summer window, with Everton turning out to be the potential suitors. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prevented his departure, much to the midfielder’s dismay. The Netherlands international endured a difficult debut season last term at Old Trafford after going down the pecking order of Solskjaer. The Toffees are expected to go after Van de Beek once again in the winter exchange.
Lacazette to Inter Milan
Inter Milan have been showing interest in Alexandre Lacazette lately, with the Arsenal striker entering the final few months of his contract. The Gunners manager is also open to parting ways with the French striker, who has been hit and miss in the last few seasons. However, Inter want to sell second-string attacker Alexis Sanchez in order to afford any incoming transfers. The Nerazzurri signed Edin Dzeko from AS Roma in the summer window after selling Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea.
Philippe Coutinho to Newcastle United
Everybody’s eyes are on Newcastle United following the Saudi takeover. The Magpies, who have the richest owners in football at the moment, have reportedly identified Philippe Coutinho as their first marquee signing. The Brazilian has endured a disappointing spell at Barcelona since his transfer from Liverpool, and now the Catalan giants are ready to sell him for a cut-price fee.
Anthony Martial to Newcastle United
Newcastle have been linked with an array of top-class players since the takeover, and Anthony Martial is high up on their wishlist. Martial has struggled to be consistent enough in the last two seasons, and Manchester United are willing to offload him.
Eden Hazard to Chelsea
Chelsea are reportedly plotting a reunion with Eden Hazard, who has endured a lacklustre spell at Real Madrid. The Blues are willing to re-sign the Belgian forward for a fee worth 30 pounds. Hazard moved to Bernabeu in 2019 from Chelsea, but it has been downhill for him in La Liga due to injuries.
Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid
Kylian Mbappe’s transfer saga grabbed the headlines in the summer transfer window as the French ace forced a move from PSG to Real Madrid. However, Paris Saint Germain managed to keep the 22-year-old after turning down Real’s 170m euros bid. But Mbappe is still facing an uncertain future at Parc des Princes, with his contract running out next summer. The World Cup winner has recently stated that Bernabeu will be his dream destination, and there is a big chance that Los Blancos would move for him in January.