Summer transfer window 2020: Three deals that are expected to go through this week
Summer transfer window 2020: Three deals that are expected to go through this week across major European leagues.
With the 2020 summer transfer window now in full swing, Liga Live takes a look at the deals that we expect to happen by the end of the ongoing week.
Borussia Dortmund are eager to reach a compromise on a deal that would see the Englishman move to the Premier League before the start of the 2020/21 season.
Sancho left United’s fierce rivals Manchester City for a paltry fee in 2017 and may come back to haunt Pep Guardiola’s side later this year. The Citizens tried hard to keep the 20-year-old at the helm back then but Dortmund’s project of nourishing young players swayed the English forward away to Germany.That decision proved to be the right one for Sancho as his three-year spell in Bundesliga has seen the player’s stock rise both on the club as well as the national level. He has become a regular for both Dortmund and the England national side due to his excellent performances in the German top-tier.
On top of his qualities mentioned above, the forward is young, has already proved himself at the big level and will be a homegrown player for the Red Devils – all qualities that make paying his €120m fee a no-brainer for the Old Trafford outfit.Yet another transfer rumor that has been dominating the headlines in the 2020 summer transfer window thus far is the one linking the German forward to a move to the Premier League.
Multiple Chelsea. Part of the reason behind his desire to move to the Stamford Bridge outfit is the opportunity to play in the Champions League.
Havertz was in the form of his life for Peter Bosz’s side in the 2019/20 season, scoring 12 goals and providing 6 assists in only 29 Bundesliga starts. But after his performances failed to elevate Bayer to finish in the UCL places, Havertz reportedly wanted out.
Chelsea became the dream destination for the German for one main reason. The COVID-19 pandemic forced Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, who were previously linked with Havertz, back out from making any offer. That left the field wide open for Chelsea who are still making big money moves in the market.
Consequently, while Bayer have so far refused to lower their €100m valuation of their versatile star, many expect that with the player making an effort to force the move and Chelsea returning with a better bid, the German side might have to give the transfer the green light sooner rather than later.Although Liverpool fans were expecting a quiet 2020 summer transfer window for their club, the Premier League champions showed that that wasn’t going to be the case.
Pedro Chirivella was one of Liverpool’s brightest youth prospects before his chances of making it to the senior side faded after a string of loan moves away from the Merseyside. He ended up leaving Liverpool as a free agent in June but not before directing their attention to Kostas Tsimikas.
The Reds first came to know about the Olympiakos left-back when both he and Chiriwella were on loan at Dutch outfit Willem II. They have kept their tabs on the 24-year-old ever since and finally made their move after seeing Norwich refusing to budge from their £20m valuation of Jamal Lewis.Lewis was undoubtedly the first name on Liverpool’s transfer list as they looked to bring in a suitable cover for full-back Andy Robertson ahead of the next campaign. But with the Canaries rejecting Liverpool’s £10m bid for the English star, Jurgen Klopp’s side set their sights on Tsimikas.
The 24-year-old Greece international might not be a household name across Europe but has already impressed with his performances in the Europa League. His signing would give the Reds a much-needed defensive cover ahead of an emaciated yet fixture-laden 2020/21 season.