Barcelona welcomes its first rookie. The Athletico Paranaense home page confirmed that Vitor Roque will leave the club to join Barcelona in January 2024. Barcelona got Roque’s signature from Athletico in the summer of 2023, spending 30 million euros plus 31 million euros in add-ons. This young striker signed a long-term contract with Blaugrana until 2031, but must continue to stay in Brazil because the Catalan team still has to resolve Financial Fair Play issues, so is not eligible to register. Sign him to the squad.
Man City contacted Kimmich. Man City plans to recruit Joshua Kimmich, one of the most versatile players at this time. Kimmich’s contract with Bayern Munich is valid until 2025. He seems not ready to renew with the German champions. Pep Guardiola is very impressed with Kimmich’s talent, so he proactively persuaded this player to land at Etihad Stadium in the summer of 2024. Man City can completely be a landing spot for Kimmich to upgrade his career.
5 players are about to leave Chelsea. According to The Telegraph, there are currently 5 stars currently facing the prospect of being eliminated next January. These are defenders Trevoh Chalobah, Malang Sarr, Ian Maatsen and two strikers Armando Broja and Noni Madueke. These names are no longer in coach Mauricio Pochettino’s plans. He will liquidate some to clear the way to bring in new players in January 2024.
‘Scanner’ Man City sold himself to Arsenal. British media said that Kalvin Phillips wants to move to Arsenal to be a teammate with Declan Rice. However, there is still no information suggesting that Phillips is on the Gunners’ list of transfer targets, and with Kai Havertz delivering impressive performances in the midfield, coach Mikel Arteta is probably not there either. plan to strengthen the midfield at this time. Besides Newcastle United, Phillips is also said to be the target of many other clubs such as Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham or Borussia Dortmund.
Man Utd spends a lot on rookies. British media simultaneously confirmed that Antonio Silva is Man Utd’s number one transfer target, in the context that coach Erik ten Hag needs to upgrade his defense. Journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed that this player is likely to become the next rookie of the Red Devils. Silva’s current contract with Benfica is valid until 2027, with a release clause of up to 85 million pounds. Man Utd is said to be willing to spend such a large amount of money to buy back his contract.
Man Utd has already selected a candidate for the hot seat. If Man Utd’s situation continues to decline, Ten Hag’s position could completely be shaken. Accordingly, Man Utd can look for a new alternative if the Dutch strategist does not meet expectations. Currently, the Red Devils have a potential option named Massimiliano Allegri, when information appeared that the Juventus captain wanted to try his hand in the Premier League.
Tieu Lam | 17:34 December 3, 2023