Big Name Soccer Players That Could Be on the Move This Summer


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The impending end of the season means one thing: soon it will be time for the transfer window to open, and the rumor mill will start spinning once again. It’s set to be an interesting summer, as it’s unclear what kind of spending power the biggest clubs will have, given the various losses resulting from the global coronavirus pandemic.

Nonetheless, there are bound to be a few big names on the move, as clubs seek to get an edge over their rivals ahead of the new season. With this in mind, we’ve shone the spotlight on three star footballers who could well be heading to pastures new this summer.

Harry Kane

One of the likeliest movers among the world’s top players is Harry Kane. The England captain has expressed a desire to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer in search of major trophies, and you can bet there that will be a long line of suitors eager to snap up his signature. Clubs like Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are tipped in the betting with Betfair to be interested in bringing Kane aboard.

One stumbling block could be the fact that Kane still has three years remaining on his contract at Spurs, which means that chairman Daniel Levy is likely to demand a significant transfer fee to pries Kane away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Will any of the clubs mentioned have the necessary funds available to finance a move for Kane? Time will only tell. 

Erling Braut Håland

The future of Erling Braut Håland has been a talking point for some time now. The Norwegian international has been firing in goal after goal for Borussia Dortmund, and there is a sense that the young striker is already primed for a move to one of Europe’s giants. 

The likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City are favorites in the betting tips to acquire Håland’s signature, and there’s no doubt that he would be an asset for any club. Signing him would undoubtedly require a sizable fee, though if clubs are forced to choose between Håland and Kane, then the former’s younger age and lower salary could mean those clubs lean towards Håland.

The other option is for Håland to continue at Dortmund and really build up his reputation. The last thing he wants to do is move to a top club too early and struggle to make an impact, so this summer will be a defining one for the talented young frontman.

Kylian Mbappé

The progression of Kylian Mbappé as a world class striker continues apace, and there are always transfer rumors circulating that the Frenchman will be on the move. Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League could give Mbappé the impetus to seek a move away from the French capital, in pursuit of that maiden European crown. 

If the talented forward produces his best at the European Championships this summer, then it would be no surprise to see a number of clubs circling overhead for this signature. Real Madrid are known to be long-time admirers of Mbappé, and you feel that a move to the Spanish giants is inevitable for the French star at some stage, whether it will happen this summer or not remains to be seen.v

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