Gotze has been tipped for a reunion with Klopp We can them weird because it will take alot for them to happen. Although the players ...
We can them weird because it will take alot for them to happen. Although the players listed are unsettled, the destinations we have picked for them might seem very outrageous*But like they say, impossible is nothing! We might just look back at this post next season and call me a genius. *winks*
See for yourself.
Mario Gotze to Liverpool
The 23-year-old scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final, capping a debut season at Bayern Munich in which he helped win the Bundesliga and secure a semi-final berth in the Champions League.
It is why links to Liverpool seem bizarre at first. Gotze joined Bayern for £30million from Borussia Dortmund, and was regarded as one of the finest young talents in world football at the time. He made 93 appearances in his first two seasons, winning back-to-back league titles, a UEFA Super Cup and a Club World Cup with Bayern.
|Gotze has been tipped for a reunion with Klopp|
But this season has not been so kind. Injuries and form have restricted the forward to just 14 appearances. Were Jurgen Klopp not the current incumbent of the Liverpool hotseat, it is doubtful the Reds would have stood a chance to sign Gotze. The strong relationship cultivated between player and manager at Dortmund, the positive feeling around Anfield, and the German’s struggles at Bayern means a move is conceivable.
Yaya Toure to West Ham
Yaya Toure? Hmm…
Considering Toure is perhaps the most important player in Manchester City’s recent history (probably just behind Sergio Aguero), such claims initially look ludicrous. The midfielder played an integral part in both of their Premier League victories.
|Yaya is expected to leave City when Klopp arrives but prefers a stay in England.. So West Ham possibly?|
He scored the winner in the 2011 FA Cup final after doing so in the semi-final. He scored in the 2014 Capital One Cup, and netted the winning penalty in the shootout of the 2016 edition. The arrival of Pep Guardiola heralds a new era at the Etihad Stadium however, one that Toure is unlikely to play a part of.
“He’ll definitely leave Manchester City, I can calmly confirm that,” his reserved and secretive agent Dimitri Seluk revealed earlier this week. Reports on Wednesday claimed the 32-year-old favours a stay in the Premier League. With West Ham looking to build on a promising season and searching for a marquee name as they embark on their own new era in the Olympic Stadium, Toure could find a new home in London.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Manchester City
‘There have been a number of whispers about the future of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with West Ham mentioned in more than passing. ‘Weirdly, people won’t stop talking about Manchester City.’
The rumour was weird because the claim was that Oxlade-Chamberlain wanted more first-team opportunities.
The rumour was weird because City could patently do better than an attacking player with 14 goals in 149 Arsenal appearances. The rumour was weird because Pep Guardiola leaking to the press that one of his first signings would be Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is just bloody weird.
Then you consider that Richard Wright comprises a quarter of Manchester City’s homegrown quota. Joe Hart, Gael Clichy and Fabian Delph are the only others who qualify as homegrown for City. Raheem Sterling will boost the numbers to five for next season, but City were restricted to naming just a 21-man Premier League squad this campaign. Oxlade-Chamberlain could be a tempting move purely on those grounds, but he is also still only 22, and may be eager for a fresh start.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United
Concerned that the 30-year-old Wayne Rooney is approaching the stage in a Manchester United player’s life where he must remove his boots and adjourn to a TV Studio to drone on and on about how things were much better when he was much better, Old Trafford bosses are already looking for a replacement for the man.
|Special: Ibrahimovic has a year left in his contract and at 34 is still heavily linked to top clubs.|
Naturally United’s focus has zeroed in on 34-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
OK, so the Swede is older than Rooney but, on the other hand, he has spent most of the last four years resting in Ligue 1, nodding the ball into nets several times a week while sitting in the Lotus position.
The only complications that United face are the reports that Arsenal and Chelsea are also interested in Zlatan, who is believed to favour a move to London
Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea
Conte has plenty in common with José Mourinho, but unlike his Portuguese predecessor is believed to be an admirer of Romelu Lukaku.
|Lukaku who is only behind Kane and Vardy on the goalscorers chart with 18 goals could leave struggling Toffees|
Reports closer to home say Conte has asked Chelsea to re-sign their former striker from Everton, but given their previous cavalier treatment of the striker, not to mention Lukaku’s recent comments regarding his desire to play in the Champions League, one suspects the club would be on a hiding to nothing in any attempts to re-seduce the Belgian striker.
Everton are likely to fight any efforts to prise Lukaku away from the club, but an offer in excess of £50million would leave the Merseyside outfit battling to hold onto the player.