The transfer market never stops. Deals were previously limited to January, and the summer window is now running year-round.
In a move that looks good to be true, over the weekend, Barcelona completed the return of Dani Alves, who signed a contract that will bring him back to the Catalan club until 30 June 2022, and includes includes an option to renew for another person. Season. Alves’ dream came true. He wants to return to Barca at all costs. Ronald Koeman did not leave this possibility open, but when Xavi Hernandez replaced Koeman, he agreed and the deal was reached within hours. Alves has received offers from Brazil and other leagues, but his dream can only be Barca.
Meanwhile, with Xavi’s return as coach, the club is making other changes. Sporting director Ramon Planes has asked to leave Barca and a move will soon be facilitated by president Joan Laporta. He has received other offers and now and wants a new challenge. Planes is the man who brought the likes of Pedri and Ronald Araujo to Barcelona, players who will be the foundation for the future of the club. On the other hand, Barcelona’s next priority is the renewal of the player they consider to be jewel about their current young talent – Gavi.
Agreement is getting closer, discussion is heightened and there is optimism.
Lampard turned down Norwich; Gerrard takes on Villa . challenge
Speaking of legends, Frank Lampard turned down the chance to become the new Norwich manager after negotiations lasted almost a week. Dean Smith was officially appointed on Monday. Steven Gerrard, on the other hand, has taken over from Smith’s former side, Aston Villa, and is enthusiastic about the club’s potential. He has signed a three-year contract and will have discretion over options in the transfer market. Elsewhere at the bottom of the table in England, Eddie Howe’s Newcastle will have to make market selections soon, with Burnley’s James Tarkowski on the club’s roster in January.
Arsenal bet on Smith-Rowe
Arsenal, meanwhile, have extended Emile Smith-Rowe until 30 June 2026 as the club plans to make him a key player in the future. Their view is that Smith-Rowe is untouchable and will remain at the heart of the project at Emirates regardless of any possible bids.
Ramsey wants to leave Juventus; Dybala is about to renew
We moved from the Gunners’ new center to their old center as Aaron Ramsey prepared to leave Italy. His relationship with Juventus has deteriorated to such an extent that the Welshman will now be able to leave as early as January when solutions are being explored. A related note for Juventus: The club will soon announce Paulo Dybala’s new contract until 2026 as the two sides have reached an oral agreement.
Inter approached Ajax’s Onana
Finally, Inter Milan intends to finalize Andre Onana’s signature as soon as possible. The Ajax goalkeeper is their first target for 2022 as a free agent, and they see him as a replacement for Samir Handanovic. The deal has been awaited for months, and it will soon be time for the formal paperwork to be completed. The 25-year-old completed his nine-month doping ban on November 4 and played his first game over the weekend for Cameroon in a World Cup qualifier – a 4-0 win over Malawi.
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