The mid-season transfer window is coming thick and fast with top flight European clubs ready to battle it out for their targets to achieve the end of the season targets. So here is a compiled list of 5 potential transfers which would change the fortunes of those involved.
David Villa to Arsenal
With the title hopes long gone, a heart breaking defeat in Capital One cup, Arsenal are left with Champions league and FA cup to fight for. And learning their opponents in the round of 16 clash the hopes of making it to the quarters are also diminished amongst the Gunners. Arsenal missed out on the chance to sign long term target Huntelaar and switched their attention towards Demba Ba and Villa to add the missing piece in the Gunner’s armoury.
Though his move would hel Arsenal more in 2013, Villa’s experience and talent will improve their misfiring front line, and will definitely make use of the great service from the likes of Cazorla & Wilshere. Villa, 31, still has a strong 18 months left in him and the player will surely come within the budget of Wenger.
Radamel Falcao to Chelsea
Nothing much to discuss here, Falcao to Chelsea is an age old news. Falcao will bring the much needed fire power in Chelsea’s front line. Fernando Torres has not been consistent enough for a team that considers themselves title contenders, a change is needed. With the return of Lukaku from loan delayed coupled with the sale of Daniel Sturridge, opens up the big money move for Falcao from Atletico Madrid, he could not only help Chelsea secure a top 4 finish, but may even push for the title.
Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United
The German international has been linked with a move to United for the last few windows now, and with Scholes & Giggs seemingly gone next year, Bastian would become an ideal replacement. His vision and passing ability will aid a rather lack-luster midfield, which will help see United over the line come May.
“My contract with Bayern Munich extends to June 2016. I signed it with the intention of completing it. I can imagine all sorts of things after that. But one cannot rule anything out in football,” said Schweinsteiger.
Wesley Sneijder to Tottenham
Inter has been linked with North London club Tottenham. And it was reported that the midfielder has completed the switch to White Hart Lane, but the player has rubbished the claims. Sneijder is one of the few world class midfielders available, and whoever snaps him up have a real coup. Spurs do need a creative spark in midfield, Sigurdsson & Dembele have hardly lit it up for them this season. He will give them help in midfield, and try and push for a CL spot.
Neymar to Manchester City
If happened, this could be the most talked about transfer after Ronaldo’s move to Madrid. Touted to the next big thing in the world of football for some time now, Neymar will be a hot property if City do manage to keep their hands on the youngster. Reports emerged last week that Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain had travelled to South America top open talks with Neymar’s representatives. However, the Brazil sensation, who already has 27 senior caps for his country and more than 50 club goals to his name, is keen to remain at his boyhood side for now.
“I am happy at Santos, with my family, son, friends, so it’s not the moment to leave. That moment will come because I have the dream of playing in Europe since I was a kid, but that moment hasn’t come yet. Today, I don’t see myself playing for any other team.”
His flair, skill and finishing prowess is just what City need to kick-start their dull season so far.