Players whose moves might shake their new league
These are the Players whose moves might shake their new leagues as we enjoy the January transfer window
New Premier League
We will be looking at players making new moves
PAUL POGBA (27, midfielder, Manchester United
Linked with: Juventus
Will he leave? Won’t he leave? This question is on a loop every transfer window and this transfer window isn’t any different
The France World Cup winner has been a regular performer for United this season, making 19 appearances, but his agent said earlier this month the player is “unhappy” at the club and “has to change teams” in the next transfer window.
MESUT OZIL (32, midfielder, Arsenal)
Linked with: Fenerbahce, DC United, LA Galaxy, Inter Miami
Ozil who is not a favourite of new manager Mikel Arteta, has failed to make Arsenal’s squad for both the domestic and European campaign this season.
A World Cup winner with Germany in 2014, Ozil remains one of arsenal highest earners. Although his contract runs out next season he might leave earlier than planned should a deal be reached
DELE ALLI (24, midfielder, Tottenham)
Linked with:Paris St-Germain, Everton
The out of Favour English international will be looking to make a clean break should relations remain as such with coach José mourinho
Paris St-Germain move
paris saint germain tried to sign Alli last summer but owner Daniel Levy refused to agree a deal. The French champions look set to make another attempt in January.
OLIVIER GIROUD (34, striker, Chelsea)
Linked with: West Ham, Atletico Madrid, Marseille
Olivier Giroud’s Chelsea career seemed to be nearing an end this summer as boss Frank Lampard bolstered his attacking options with the likes of Timo werner
However, the veteran France striker has been in great form for club and country, scoring 14 goals in 23 appearances – including all four in a 4-0 win against Sevilla.
That form has apparently alerted a number of clubs including Atletico Madrid. The Spanish side released Diego Costa recently and could see Giroud as the ideal replacement.
DIVOCK ORIGI (25, striker, Liverpool)
Linked With: Wolves, Newcastle, Leeds
Origi has seen his game time reduced drastically with the arrival if Goa poacher Diego Jota
Wolves retain a long-held interest and may well bid as they look for cover for striker Raul Jimenez, who is recovering from a fractured skull.
FIKAYO TOMORI (22, defender, Chelsea)
Linked with: Leeds
England international Tomori made 22 appearances for Chelsea last season but has barely featured this term, playing just three games in all competitions.
Leeds looks the likeliest destination with the West Yorkshire side needing cover for long-term absentee Robin Koch.
ADAMA TRAORE (24, winger, Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Linked With: Leeds
Adama traore was on form last season netting goals after goals but has failed to perform this season
The Spain international will be looking for new pastures to rediscover his form
OLEKSANDR ZINCHENKO (24, full-back, Manchester City)
Linked With: Southampton, Wolves, Leicester, West Ham
Ukraine full-back Zinchenko has fallen down the pecking order at Etihad Stadium, playing just 12 Premier League minutes this season.
He will looking to new pastures to ply his trade as city are chuck full of full backs
YVES BISSOUMA (24, midfielder, Brighton)
Linked With: Liverpool, Manchester United, Monaco
Mali midfielder Bissouma has been a regular in the Brighton line-up since signing from Lille in 2018.
But with Georginio Wijnaldum yet to sign a new contract at Liverpool, Bissouma has been speculated as a possible replacement for the Dutchman.
JAMES MCCARTHY (30, midfielder, Crystal Palace)
Linked With: Celtic, Aston Villa, Burnley
Republic of Ireland international McCarthy has failed to hold down a first-team place at Crystal Palace and has played just four games this season.
The experienced midfielder has played more than 250 top-flight games but is out of contract at the end of the season and could secure a move away in January.
OTHER EUROPEAN LEAGUES
DAVID ALABA (28, defender, Bayern Munich)
Linked with: Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG
Austria international Alaba won the Treble with Bayern Munich last season but is in the final year of his contract and has yet to agree a new one.
A new move won’t be such a bad idea for the Austrian with several clubs interested
PAPU GOMEZ (32, forward, Atalanta)
Linked With: Juventus, Inter, AC Milan, Napoli, Roma, PSG
Needless to say a new move is the best course for the argentine,who despite being 32 has been an important part of the Atlantan team and has fallen out of favour with Atlantan coach.
CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN (28, midfielder, Inter Milan)
Linked With: PSG, Arsenal, Manchester United
The Denmark star’s move to Italy from Tottenham 12 months ago has not worked out and he has a strained relationship with Inter head coach Antonio Conte. At 28, he is at a key moment in his career and wants regular first-team football.
HOUSSEM AOUAR (22, midfielder, Lyon)
Linked With: Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG, Arsenal
France midfielder Aouar was strongly linked with Arsenal in the last transfer window.
With Lyon challenging PSG for the title this season, he is more likely to move in the summer than in January.
LEANDRO PAREDES (26, midfielder, PSG)
Linked With: Inter Milan
According to the Italian media, a swap deal involving Marcelo Brozovic and Leandro Paredes collapsed on deadline day in October. Paredes was in and out of the PSG starting XI before manager Thomas Tuchel’s recent sacking, and they could let him leave in order to free up space and money to bring in one of their targets.
ISCO (28, midfielder, Real Madrid)
Linked With: Sevilla, Juventus, Arsenal, Everton
Due to the Spaniard bleak future at real Madrid clubs are rolling out their cheque book to snatch the spaniard
DIEGO COSTA (32, striker, free agent)
Linked With: Arsenal, Wolves
Costa’s departure from Atletico Madrid in December has paved the way for a possible Premier League return despite his tragic exit from Chelsea
However, the 32-year-old will be keen for regular football after making just three substitute appearances since mid-October. The Spain striker scored 59 goals in 120 games for Chelsea between 2014 and 2017 and still has the aggression to upset defenders even if he is not as prolific as he once was.
RENATO SANCHES (23, midfielder, Lille)
Linked with: Liverpool, Inter Milan
The Portuguese midfielder has had a herculean task of rebuilding his reputation after a tragic Bayern move and will be looking for a new club.
Like many French clubs, Lille are having financial difficulties and with new owners in charge he may be allowed to leave to raise funds.
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