The biggest transfer news this week came from the Premier League, with Arsenal stepping up its transfer activities. There was also intense speculation about Harry Kane’s future and his future could be clarified in the next few days.
There are practically 10 days left until the end of the transfer market. Many deals are still pending and there may soon be many surprises. With that in mind, let’s take a look at this week’s biggest transfer stories with some details on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Juventus:
Arsenal Closes Deals for Odegaard and Ramsdale; Willian, Torreira and others could be leaving the club soon
Arsenal have been the most active side so far this week. Arsenal director Edu Gaspar has managed to buy Martin Odegaard for a permanent deal from Real Madrid after months of efforts. Real Madrid initially had no intention of selling Odegaard because they wanted to give the Norwegian talent a chance.
With the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti, there was no green light for Odegaard to leave Madrid. The club’s original plan was to sell Isco and keep Martin Odegaard on the team. After the pre-season, the situation changed as Odegaard asked for continuity and, above all, Real Madrid did not receive any offers for Isco. Madrid then considered the possibility of selling Odegaard on a permanent basis to Arsenal after last season’s loan.
The deal was concluded between the two clubs for a total of almost 40 million euros. Arsenal will have the midfielder sign a contract until 2025 with the option to extend it until 2026. Martin Odegaard is already in London to close the deal. It doesn’t stop there, as the Gunners are also in the process of defining an agreement for a new goalkeeper.
Aaron Ramsdale is coming from Sheffield United for just over 25 million euros after long and complex negotiations with many difficult phases. Arsenal voted him the goalkeeper of the future and closed the deal for the Englishman in the last few hours.
Time to sell some players. From Willian to Torreira, many are on the list ready to leave London. Negotiations will start very soon to unlock some situations.
Cristiano Ronaldo will play at Juventus Turin until 2022
The biggest name of the week in Europe was Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese superstar has had a lot of rumors around and he recently made a public post on Instagram refuting all these rumors.
But what’s really going on? There is talk of Real Madrid in Spain, but Carlo Ancelotti’s rejection is realistic, not strategic. Florentino Perez has spoken many times and assured us that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be returning to Madrid and he does not intend to come back to those words. The president was clear and Ronaldo is not a realistic target for that Merengues this summer because the cost of his salary remains very high.
Manchester City have so far taken no steps towards Cristiano Ronaldo. Her only target after Jack Grealish has always been Harry Kane. There were no negotiations for Ronaldo, because if Pep Guardiola and the club’s board had to make an exception, it would have been for Lionel Messi, who switched to Paris Saint-Germain instead.
What about Paris Saint-Germain? Cristiano Ronaldo is absent from PSG this summer. Messi’s purchase was the biggest commitment of an extraordinary summer for the French giants.
There is no intention of competing for Ronaldo and there have never been any real negotiations with Juventus or Portuguese superstar Jorge Mendes’ agent to bring CR7 to Paris. This is another unrealistic rumor as PSG already has a lot of strikers and no plans to buy another world class star like Cristiano Ronaldo (regardless of what happens to Kylian Mbappé in the coming days or months).
Paris Saint-Germain no longer works in the transfer market and will not look to Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese superstar thought he could leave Juventus but he never really received a proposal worthy of his importance.
It is no coincidence that his agent Jorge Mendes arrived in Milan more than a month ago, despite being a 10-minute walk away, did not meet the Juventus board members. There is no need to start negotiations or discuss offers. Juventus have no offers for Ronaldo and the situation has remained under control so far.
It is for this reason that the Bianconeri’s vice-president, Pavel Nedved, has always pointed out that “We are counting on Ronaldo and he will be part of our team in the new season”. Nothing has changed so far and it will be a big surprise if anything changes in this regard.
Ronaldo still has a contract with Juventus valid until June 2022 for 31 million euros net for another season. Massimiliano Allegri is ready to rebuild Juve with Cristiano on the team too. Sometime in the summer of 2022, Ronaldo can start thinking about choosing the best solution for his future when he is released from a contract that he has never discussed with Juventus about an extension before.
Manchester City is ready with a huge offer for Harry Kane; Tottemham is determined to keep him
Another big thing waiting for an answer in this Transfermarkt finale concerns Harry Kane. Manchester City have had a € 150million offer ready for a week to convince Tottenham but Spurs are not considering selling the English striker.
Daniel Levy continues to oppose Man City’s attempts, but the player hopes there will be a turning point soon because of the citizens haven’t given up on the deal and continue to insist on buying Harry Kane after Jack Grealish. It has become an endless story with Tottenham holding their position for the moment, but anything can happen in the next few days.
However, Harry Kane returned to training with the team last Friday. He has no intention of disregarding the club and has resumed his work for Tottenham with the same dedication as last season. Harry Kane awaits the final decision on Manchester City’s bid.
Inter determined to renew Lautaro Martinez’s contract
After all, the extension of Lautaro Martinez’s contract, which expires in June 2023, is a priority for Inter. On Wednesday, the sports director Piero Ausilio met with Alejandro Camaño, the Argentine striker’s advisor. The meeting took place outside of the association’s headquarters. The expansion and economic adjustment of the connection between Inter and the striker were discussed.
Inter have envisaged a long-term deal for the 1997 striker who has become increasingly central in the Nerazzurri club’s plans. There is still a small gap between Inter and Lautaro’s demand. However, there is confidence in the possibility of reaching a € 6 million per season agreement with Lautaro Martinez.
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