With each passing day, a number of players have ben putting on impressive performances for their country. Naturally, no club will be idle while the World Cup is going on, they will all be keeping a keen eye on potential targets for their side. So, without further ado, here are some of the top football transfer targets of the week.
Without a doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world today and the World Cup has strengthened his reputation. He is practically a footballing god, especially if Portugal end up going far in the tournament. But things aren’t looking up in terms of his club career at Real Madrid.
The Portuguese winger has an incredible record with the Galacticos since 2009. But as age catches up to him and the constant changing of managers, it hasn’t helped settle down the mood around the Spanish capital.
Now, there are rumours of a return to Manchester United floating around. The Reds are even willing to splash the cash for their former talisman. Some sources say that Real Madrid may be willing to part ways with Ronaldo for the right price.
Romelu Lukaku was Jose Mourinho’s key player last season, scoring 27 goals across all competitions. Real Madrid are also looking to find a striker to replace Karim Benzema. Sources say that Florentino Perez has identified Romelu Lukaku as the potential alternative for the 30-year old.
The report further suggests that Los Blancos could try offering Ronaldo to Manchester United in exchange for the Belgian.
The 30-year-old has been a part of Mourinho’s plans at United, but has struggled to secure his place in the starting eleven like many others. While a move back home to Spain may seem tantalising, a deal could be unlikely, given Barca’s talented midfield.
The Barcelona team have been keenly observing Manchester United’s Paul Pogba for a while. But, Jose Mourinho will not play ball unless Barca make a sacrifice of their own, namely Ivan Rakitic.
Rakitic has struggled to find proper game time at Barca this season. Mourinho has more or less guaranteed that the Croatian will have a starting place. This could be a historic swap move between the 2 football sides.
Rakitic has impressed Mourinho and the latter considers him a player that would fit well at Old Trafford in the football transfer wndow.
It will be a Manchester civil war to acquire the services of Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng. The German international wishes to seek new pastures beyond Bayern Munich.
Manchester United have been linked with a move for the 29-year-old, as they try to solve a defensive crisis. Despite having Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof, Jose Mourinho is unsatisfied with his current central options. As a result, he is scouting for an apt candidate in the football transfer market.