Football Players That Every Club Wants

The European transfer window is not even open for the entire country yet, but before 1 July 2019 rolls around, there’s plenty of players that won’t leave the gossip columns until they sign a contract with an elite football club. Can you imagine being a young football star and having every European club chasing you down to sign? Let’s take a look at which players are dealing with this at the moment.

Matthijs De Ligt

  • Age: 19
  • Club: Ajax
  • Transfer Fee: £75 million
  • Position: Centre-back
  • Linked Clubs: Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Man United, Man City, PSG, Barcelona
  • Most Likely: PSG

Barcelona could have had this player in the bag already if Mino Raiola wasn’t his agent. Negotiations between Barcelona and his agent didn’t go well because Barcelona refuses to go over the £75 million transfer window mark. Since then, both Manchester United and PSG have been chasing this player, making huge promises to the player in the process. However, recent news suggests that the player will make his way to PSG next season.

Joao Felix

  • Age: 19
  • Club: Benfica
  • Transfer Fee: £120 million
  • Position: Forward
  • Linked Clubs: Atletico Madrid, Man City, Man United, Barcelona, PSG, Real Madrid
  • Most Likely: Atletico Madrid or remain at Benfica

When you are called the new Christiano Ronaldo, there are loads to live up to. Felix managed to explode onto the scene, and the club decided to increase his buyout clause to a staggering £120 million before anyone seeing his talent on the field. Loads of clubs are after him now, but he needs to go with a club where he will play instead of sit on the bench. If Atletico Madrid does not take him, he will probably stay with Benfica until the following season where he will potentially replace David Silva at Manchester City.

Gianluigi Donnarumma

  • Age: 20
  • Club: AC Milan
  • Transfer Fee: £60 million
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Linked Clubs: Atletico Madrid, Juventus, PSG, Arsenal, Real Madrid
  • Most Likely: Atletico Madrid

The Italian has been linked to greatness since he made his debut at the mere age of 16. Because AC Milan needs to sell players to comply with regulations, this is one player that might hit the market during the summer transfer window. Loads of clubs need a new goalkeeper for next season as Jan Oblak and David De Gea are moving on. Therefore, it seems like Donnarumma might be the replacement for Jan Oblak at Atletico Madrid.

Paul Pogba

  • Age: 26
  • Club: Manchester United
  • Transfer Fee: £120 million
  • Position: Midfield
  • Linked Clubs: Barcelona, Juventus, Real Madrid
  • Most Likely: Real Madrid

The French international is going to force a transfer from Manchester United to play with Real Madrid where he will seek a new challenge. Barcelona a year ago mentioned interest, but it looks like the race is on between Real Madrid and Juventus at the moment. The midfielder is eager to join forces with Zinedine Zidane.