Many footballing fanatics have already described the 2021 Transfer window to be the most insane amongst others in modern football. With the likes of Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos departing from their long associated clubs and ending up in the same team, who would’ve though such acquisitions were possible? On one hand, where Paris Saint Germain, Manchester United and Manchester City have added superstars in their team. European super-giants, Real Madrid have witnessed their lucrative stars part ways.
However, there could be even more shocking and staggering transfers in the remaining 2021 transfer window. Want to know who these players could be? And where could they potentially land? Then this article is tailor-made for you.
Top 5 transfers which could still take place in 2021
- Isco-Real Madrid
Time has drastically changed for the 29-years-old at Los Blancos. After not being able to earn regular starts under Zinedine Zidane, the former Malaga player’s fate is unlikely to experience any improvement under Carlo Ancelotti. With just 12 months remaining on his existing contract, Real Madrid are expected to let go of Isco. Moreover, with Isco moving out, Madrid could once again focus upon acquiring a youngster who could potentially grow at Santiago Bernabau.
Paul Pogba-Manchester United
If the French midfielder would want to part ways with Manchester United before the end of his contract, Paris Saint Germain are all set to make a lucrative bid for him. Moreover, according to Goal, Paul Pogba can potentially earn up to £500,000-a-week at the French club. The 28-year-old has an existing contract valid till 2022 with the Red Devils, but after his impressive first match with United, it seems like Pogba could be staying at Old Trafford.
Harry Kane- Tottenham Hotspur
Ahead of the start of 2021-22 English Premier League season, England’s captain Harry Kane had revealed his desire of leaving Spurs, to take up a new challenge in his career. With multiple reports of Kane joining Manchester City already floating in the air, he was even left out of the squad when Spurs locked horns in their first match of the new season against Manchester City. In addition, Pep Guardiola had also revealed that City were interested in signing the 28-year-old England international.
- Kylian Mbappe- Paris Saint Germain
With Lionel Messi at PSG, who wouldn’t want to see the trio of Mbappe, Neymar and Messi linking up. A dream offensive trio has been formed, but that isn’t the same case on the inside as it looks from the other end. Kylian Mbappe had already refused to sign a contract-extension with PSG ahead of the start of 2021-22 season, so that he could leave the club as soon as his tenure gets completed for free. But according to reports from Marca, Real Madrid are willing to bid for the talismatic French striker, which can help PSG in terms of managing their wage bill following the arrival of Messi and other marquee superstars.
Cristiano Ronaldo- Juventus
If we were to turn back the time clock, who would’ve thought Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could pair up in the same team? That very well could be the case, if PSG were to let go of Kylian Mbappe in this very transfer window. With Juventus not being able to afford the enormous pay-slip of CR7 after their financial struggle, courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic, PSG, Real Madrid, Manchester City remain the only European clubs who could afford the 36-year-old Portuguese striker. Will we see Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo linking up together, in what would be the greatest front pairing of all-time? Remains to be seen as the drama unfolds in the upcoming days.
With just around 2 weeks remaining for the summer transfer window to close, it will be interesting to see if any of these transfers materialize.