The transfer market across Europe is still blowing hot as some clubs have been trying to grab the best players they can afford in the highly competitive transfer market. Though the coronavirus pandemic has greatly affected the finances of clubs, the market would not stop moving.
Here are updates from the transfer market in the last 24 hours:
Niels Nkounkou Transfer to Everton
Everton football club has landed a 19-year-old defender Niels Nkounkou from Olympique Marseille. The French teenager turned down a contract extension with the French club after spending two years with them to join the Premier League side. The defender who can be used as a left-back did not make any senior team appearance for Marseille before he left.
Tanguy Kouassi Free Transfer to Bayern Munich
German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have landed 18-year-old Tanguy Kouassi on a free transfer from Paris Saint Germain. The French centre back was released by PSG this summer after he has made 15 appearances for the French champions, scoring 3 goals and made 3 assists. He will now remain with Bayern Munich until 2024.
David Alaba Transfer to Manchester City
Manchester City is determined to get a leader for the club’s defence line. The club is targeting Bayern Munich‘s 28-year-old Austria defender David Alaba. This season, the versatile defender has played 37 times, scoring a goal and has made 2 assists for the German champions.
No room for Jadon Sancho in Manchester City
The manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has closed City’s doors against 20-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho. He said the club would not try to bring the player to City, leaving Manchester United as the major suitor for the Borussia Dortmund’s talisman.
Thiago Silva Transfer Saga
There are reports that Arsenal football club are trying to use their 33-year-old Brazilian defender David Luiz to lure 35-year-old Thiago Silva to the North London club when the Brazilian leaves Paris Saint Germain at the end of this season.
Thomas Partey Transfer Saga
Arsenal football club are still interested in the signature of Atletico Madrid’s 27-year-old midfielder Thomas Partey but they are yet to agree with his £45 million release clause. Partey who has played 41 times, scoring 3 goals, and has made 1 assist this season in all competitions, has been the major transfer target for Arsenal so far this summer.
Serge Aurier transfer to Monaco
French Ligue 1 side Monaco are currently eying 27-year-old Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier. The talented defender has been having a great season with Tottenham. This season, he has played 35 times, scoring 2 goals, and has made 8 assists. Hence, it will be almost impossible for Tottenham to let him go.
Lionel Messi returning to Argentina
There is a big dream being nurture in Argentina that 33-year-old Barcelona icon Lionel Messi would return to Argentina to play for his childhood football academy and Club Newell. Messi was taken away from the academy to Barcelona, Spain when he was 13-year-old. Since then, he has been with Barcelona football club. Newell’s Old Boys vice-president Cristian D’Amico is one of those nurturing the dream of seeing him play for the club again.
Andreas Christensen Transfer Saga
Denmark international and Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has no plan to leave the London club. The 24-year-old defender had said he is open to a contract extension with the Stamford Bridge-based club. His current contract with the club will expire in 2022. This season, the centre-defender has played 23 times for Chelsea in all competitions.