Premier League transfer rumours: The Big 6 and their weirdest transfer rumours in the ongoing January transfer window.
The January transfer window has been rather quite with only Liverpool making an actual purchase so far. However, all the big 6 clubs are reportedly in talks to bring in reinforcements. Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham are all in need of a striker. City and Arsenal meanwhile, are looking to sort their defensive issues.
As is with the Premier League, several transfer news have been doing the rounds. Many of them are well quite believable and seem to make sense with the situation the clubs find themselves in. However, there are several others that are too ridiculous to even consider.
Today we will look at the weirdest Premier League transfer rumours associated with all the clubs from the bog 6 in the ongoing transfer window.
Considering Liverpool’s growing stature in recent years, the Reds have been linked with several top talents in recent weeks; most notably Kylian Mbappe. They have also been linked with Real Madrid’s Isco and the usual suspects of Phil Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.
However, the weirdest of them all has to be the sudden and shocking rumour involving Arsenal starlet Gabriel Martinelli. The report from Football insider claims that the Reds are looking at him as one for the future.
Taking into account Aubameyang and Lacazette’s advancing age, it is likelier that Martinelli will establish himself in the first team sooner than he will at Anfield; with all 3 Liverpool forwards being key proponents of Klopp’s playing style.
The transfer also doesn’t make sense from the club’s perspective. Why would Arsenal give away one of their most promising youngsters to a league rival they hope to topple one day? This particular news makes the ones involving Kylian Mbappe sound like a much more logical piece.
In terms of quality, Manchester City arguably have the most complete squad in all of Europe. Pep Guardiola has in his Arsenal two World Class players for every available position. However, that hasn’t stopped the club from adding to their arsenal.
The club have extremely rich owners that have helped them spend lavishly in the transfer market. However, even so, the reigning English Champions do well not to overspend while making sure that most of their purchases end up being worth the money splashed.
That however, hasn’t stopped the club from being associated with several big names in the market, the most ridiculous of which involves PSG’s Neymar according to Le Parisien, who also claim that Liverpool, Chelsea, Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona also want to bring him in January itself.
Surely Neymar is a world class player that would immediately improve a team that he joins. However, at the moment, Barcelona appear to be the only club willing to pay the extremely high demands of the bosses at PSG.
With Mahrez and Sterling doing very well for the club this season, it would make no sense for the club to break the bank to bring in another wide forward in Neymar.