Football fans, crazy season is here. The transfer window is often hectic and this summer should be no different – although most of the activity will take place after the 2018 World Cup.
Naby Keita will leave Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig for Liverpool in the coming weeks and that got us thinking: who else will leave Germany for the Premier League? We look at five potential transfer targets.
Linked with Manchester United and Liverpool, Bailey is one of Europe’s brightest young talents. The Bayer Leverkusen man was simply sublime in 2017/18, notching nine goals and six assists in 30 league games. It would be fair to state that he is one of the Bundesliga’s shining stars.
At just 20 years old, he is still maturing and reports suggest that a Premier League club will need to fork out at least £60 million to tempt Bayer into selling. It would be fantastic to see him light up England’s top flight next season.
Unai Emery’s Arsenal need a marquee signing and Emil Forsberg may fit the bill. The Leipzig winger bagged five goals and four assists in his 35 appearances last season – including two strikes in the Champions League.
Named Swedish Midfielder of the Year three times in the last four years, Forsberg can help take Arsenal back to the summit of English football. The Gunners are lacking quality in key areas of the field and Forsberg ticks all the right boxes to succeed as a winger in the Premier League.
19-year-old Pulisic deserves so much more than playing second fiddle to Bayern Munich. As of June 5th, Borussia Dortmund are 7/1 in bet365’s early Bundesliga betting odds to win the German title in 2018/19 and Pulisic could be their biggest difference maker.
However, Liverpool and Manchester City have been linked with a move for Pulisic and the chance to compete for trophies in the Premier League is tempting. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the young American push for a transfer to either club.
Labelled as the next Mats Hummels by some, Soyuncu was a rock at the heart of Freiburg’s defensive unit last season. Manchester City were linked with a move for the Turkey star a couple of years ago but he opted for a move to Germany – that could change this summer.
The 22-year-old won 66% of his challenges last season and many believe that he is the next big thing. England’s top clubs will all be keeping a close eye on Soyuncu this summer, even though Freiburg have insisted that he is not for sale.
Chelsea are in desperate need of a world-class centre-forward and Lewandowski could be the ideal fit at Stamford Bridge. Arguably the best number nine on the planet, the Bayern Munich man has been there and done it all in Germany’s top flight – could he leave the Allianz Arena?
No Champions League football in 2018/19 may scupper Chelsea’s plans but Lewandowski could be tempted by the offer of a hefty wage. A move away from Bayern looks unlikely for now but Roman Abramovich will want to make a major statement in the transfer window.