It’s January and the transfer window is in full swing. Here are the latest activities happening across Euorpe.
Dortmund Sign Isak
Borussia Dortmund, today. completed the signing of highly sought after youngster Alexander Isak from Swedish side AIK for a reported fee of €10m. The striker has been dubbed the Next Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Sweden. He was a transfer target of many teams including Real Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund would be delighted to have won the race to sign him, adding to their already impressive talent pool of young players.
Liverpool Manager has been left increasingly frustrated in their pursuit of January signing. The German was quoted saying that ” But the thing is, the players we want because we think they help us, the clubs don’t sell. It is not about money in this situation, it is the winter transfer window. Clubs are saying ‘No, we have half a year to go, we cannot find another player like this, we prefer to take money in the summer, then a few pounds more in the winter and then whatever’. With the wheels seeming to have been coming off for Liverpool recently, the need for new players has been evident and failure to inject freshness into the squad would be a huge blow to their title aspirations.
The Dimitri Payet situation has got a little more complex. Sky Sports report that West Ham have rejected a third offer from the player’s former club, Marseille. Other sources claim that Marseille have given up on him and have moved towards other targets.This puts Payet’s future in major doubt as the player is in no mood to play for them and the club not relucting on their decision to sell him.
Markovic joins Hull
Liverpool’s Lazer Markovic has joined relegation battlers Hull City on loan till the end of the season. Having been recalled from his loan in Portugal, this comes as a great opportunity for the Serbian to impress Jurgan Klopp in the Premier league and try win a place in his squad next season.
The race to sign former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has gotten more intense. Lyon are said to have overtaken Crystal Palace in the pursuit of signing him from Juventus. This is evident by Sam Allardyce’s admission that they haven’t been able to sign their first choice players and Palace’s reported move for Sunderland’s Patrick Van Aanholt.