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Welcome to my transfer round-up! In the following article I’m going to be taking a look at some of the biggest transfer rumours in football from the past few days and give you an update on some deals which have recently been completed.
Dembele to Barcelona?
Borussia Dortmund youngster, Ousmane Dembele, has been heavily linked with Barcelona and has even missed training and ignored phone calls from his club in an attempt to force a move. By the time you're reading this article, Dembele may well be a Barcelona player. Right now, Dembele is lighting up German football with his trickery and flair but moving to, arguably, the biggest club in the world, is NOT the right move for him. Following Neymar's move to PSG for £198m (€200m), Dembele would be expected to fill the void he left and perform to the same standard as his predecessor, from day one. That’s a lot to expect from a player of Dembele’s age (20). To walk into a club and replace the most expensive player in the football history would be near impossible. Unfortunately, though, Barcelona's worldwide fan base have very high standards, and they would be on his case from the off.
That being said, due to Barcelona’s embarrassing Supercopa de Espana loss to Real Madrid and their lack of signings this summer, the Catalan fans are crying out for a new marquee signing!
Coutinho to Barcelona?
This transfer saga seems as though it’ll never end. Philippe Coutinho has been one of the Premier League’s main attractions in recent years and now it seems he could be the player to replace fellow Brazilian, Neymar, at Camp Nou. Liverpool's owners and Jurgen Klopp have remained firm with their stance and have insisted they will do everything possible to keep hold of Coutinho. However, with bids well over the £100m mark being made, you just have to wonder how long will Liverpool be able to continue rejecting Barcelona.
It’s also worth mentioning that Coutinho has missed the start of Liverpool's Premier League season with ‘injuries’, and that the media have reported he wants to go to Barcelona.
Patrick Roberts to Celtic?
This is another transfer rumour that seems as though it just won’t go away. The Englishman spent two seasons on loan at Celtic from Manchester City and became a fan favourite. He is now set for a move back to Celtic Park on another season-long loan.
Roberts was purchased from Fulham for £13.5m two seasons ago and has featured in Manchester City's pre-season this year. He had a good few games and, although they were only friendlies, he did get to show Man City just how good he really is.
Blaise Matuidi has signed for Juventus from Paris Saint Germain for £18m - an absolute bargain if you ask me! Meanwhile, over in England Tottenham Hotspur have signed Davinson Sanchez from Ajax for a reported fee of £45m. Tottenham’s North London rivals, Arsenal, have also been doing some transfer business – they recently sold Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Paulista to Valencia for £10m.
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