So here we are! After the madness and heartbreak that was Euro 2020, we find ourselves back in pre-season, and in anticipation of the Premier League resuming.
Throughout the summer, one talking point seems to never go away. Transfers.
Who’s going where? Is he staying? What will happen with the new manager?
We have you covered. Here is part 1 of my transfer rumours ahead of the upcoming season!
Harry Kane to Manchester City?
Where better to start?
After 17 years in North London with Tottenham, Harry Kane finally seems destined to leave.
With a rough estimate of £100-150m needed to even catch Daniel Levy’s attention, very few clubs can afford the Englishman. One of those clubs being Manchester City.
City are no strangers to splashing the cash, and are currently favourites to sign Kane, having parted company with long term hitman Sergio Aguero.
Can I see this happening? No.
I just think with Daniel Levy knowing exactly how much he wants for Kane, Man City will look to spend their cash on a younger, slightly cheaper option. I believe Kane will stay at Tottenham for another year, before eventually moving on.
Erling Haaland to Chelsea?
From a veteran goalscorer to an up and coming gunslinger.
Every man and his dog have now heard of 20 year old Erling Haaland. After impressing at Salzburg, Borussia Dortmund wasted no time in signing the Norwegian.
Currently a number of Premier League teams are in the market for Haaland, including both Manchester City and Manchester United.
However I can see Haaland following the path of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner to London, and in particular Stamford Bridge.
He would be a perfect fit for the youthful Chelsea side, and may be the key final piece to the puzzle for Thomas Tuchel this season.
A move I can really see happening.
Jack Grealish to Manchester City
Moving swiftly back to big spending Manchester City, and another English international they may be pursuing.
Jack Grealish is Aston Villa through and through, but has his time finally come to move to a European giant?
Manchester City fans certainly hope so, and he would undoubtably boost an already strong squad.
However, another move I struggle to see happening.
All of Grealish’s family are Aston Villa fans. The club absolutely adores the man, and would he leave that all behind to move to Manchester City? I really don’t think so.
We have a club hero who I think will stay at Villa for a long long time.
Gareth Bale to Cardiff?
Probably the most peculiar rumour that is currently flying about, is Gareth Bale possibly dropping down a league, and playing for Cardiff City.
Now despite the odds being 10/11, this will not happen. I can pretty much guarantee this.
Now Gareth Bale isn’t quite the player he was. Granted. But someone of his sheer quality will not take such a pay cut, and such a drop in standard. Period.
This move should not happen. I see no logic behind it whatsoever.
Aaron Ramsdale to Arsenal?
Not quite as strange as the previous rumour, however I really struggle to see the hype around Aaron ‘relegation’ Ramsdale.
Now we can’t pin all of Sheffield United’s failures on Ramsdale, but when a player gets relegated back to back, you tend to worry about his quality.
Arsenal have struggled in the goalkeeping position ever since they lost the likes of David Seaman and Jens Lehmann. It seems like Bernd Leno has in fact secured the number 1 spot, but they still have a spot for another goalkeeper.
Ramsdale is currently the favourite to go there, and I can see it happening. However, I don’t rate Ramsdale much at all, and wonder if this really is a clever move from Mikel Arteta, or just another poor Arsenal signing.
Danny Ings to Tottenham?
A move that clearly depends on Harry Kane.
As I stated earlier in the article, I really struggle to see Harry Kane moving from Tottenham this summer.
This will impact whether Danny Ings ends up in North London, or elsewhere.
Due to the fact I can’t see Kane leaving, I believe Ings won’t want to warm the bench up in London.
If however Kane does get his move away from White Hart Lane, this is a move that will soon gain traction, and the domino effect will be in full swing!
So there we have the first part of the latest transfer news!
With the season soon approaching, I can’t wait to see how many of these actually happen!