Top 5 Transfer Talking Points

Siboniso Mawandla | The Republic Mail

By Lakhe Thwala

Red Devils Hijack £75 Million Lukaku From Chelsea

Manchester United hijacked Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea after Paul Pogba who is a close friend of the Belgium international played a vital role in convincing Lukaku to join the Red Devils.

The 24-year-old is what United needed after losing out on Antoine Griezmann. Lukaku has been consistent from his breakthrough to professional football scoring 50 goals before his 23rd birthday and the fourth player to score 80 goals before his 24th birthday.

Lukaku will wear jersey number 9 taking it from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. According to Telegraph, Lukaku’s fee of £75 million could rise to £90 million which would surpass the world record £89 million the Old Trafford-based outfit paid for Pogba last summer.

Official: Manchester City Complete Move for England Defender

English giants Manchester City have seal a £50 million deal with Tottenham Hotspur for English defender Paul Walker.

The 27-year-old will become the world most expensive defender surpassing David Luiz record from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain.

English giants have already parted ways with Pablo Zabaleta, Gaël Clichy and Bacary Sagna, they are desperate to bring the 27-year-old immediately if they are to challenge for the league, the Champions League and re-establish themselves as English giants next season.

Manchester United Target Joins Bayern Munich On A 2-Year Loan

Manchester United have been long time admirers for the 25-year-old and it seemed likely that he will join Jose Mourinho’s side next season. Carlo Anceloti is believed to have played a major role in ensuring that the Colombian signs with his side as he looks to challenge for the league and the Champions League next season.

According to Metro, the Bavarians chairman Karl Heinz Rummenigge revealed that James Rodriguez was Carlo Anceloti’s biggest number one target this summer. “Signing James Rodriguez was our coach Carlo Anceloti’s biggest wish,” he said.

“We’re delighted we’ve been able to complete this transfer,” Rummenigge concluded.

Arsenal To Bid £45 million For Thomas Lemar

French champions Monaco have rejected £30 and £40 million bids from Arsenal for Thomas Lemar who scored 14 goals and provided 14 assists in 44 appearances last season. Arsene Wenger is desperate to reinforce his team after losing out on the Champions league spot finishing on the 5th position.

The Gunners have started ensuring that they will challenge for the league and the Champions league after signing Alexandre Lacazette for a club record fee of £55 million.

 

Spanish Giants Complete Semedo Move from Benfica

Copa Del Rey champions FC Barcelona have completed a deal for Benfica defender Nelson Semedo. The 23-year-old has penned a five year contract with FC Barcelona.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Portugal international has been a top target for the Red Devils but the Blaugrana have already had a £26 million bid accepted.

The Spanish giants want to strengthen their team for their new coach Ernesto Valverde after going separate ways with Luis Enrique and losing out on Hector Bellerin who left the highly rated  Barcelona youth academy La Masia for Arsenal in 2011.