5 Predictions for This Summer’s Transfer Window

As the opening of the summer transfer window looms, there is obviously speculation about deals that may happen. Here you will find five of my predictions of what this window may have in store for us.

 

1. Koke to Change Clubs

A host of Europe’s top clubs are interested in young Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, known as the “Next Xavi.” Chelsea and Barcelona are both chasing after the young playmaker. Chelsea is reportedly evaluating many options to improve their midfielder. It is rumored that the West London outfit have already signed another Atletico midfielder, Tiago. Buying this young player would be a great move for any club.

2. Diego Costa to Chelsea

Many sources have reported that Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa will be moving to Chelsea in a move worth 32 million pounds. This move will drastically improve Chelsea’s goalscoring records.

3. Loic Remy to Arsenal

Loic Remy has been rumored to have nearly completed a move to Arsenal now that he and the North London club have agreed on personal terms. This deal is a great buy for the Gunners as Remy can be prolific in front of the net and this deal was a bargain at a fee of around 10 million pounds.

4. Eden Hazard to Stay at Chelsea

The young Belgian playmaker dropped large hints that he will be staying at the Blues this season by suggesting that come next season, he will be wearing the No. 10 shirt.

5. Wilfried Bony to Newcastle

Recently it was announced that Wilfried Bony will cost 19 million pounds for any club interested in the Ivorian striker’s services. Newcastle is the most realistic option of the clubs interested in the forward. This would be a great signing for the Toons.

What NYC FC Signing Lampard and Villa Means for the MLS

Yesterday it was announced that one of the new MLS teams, New York City FC, would be signing renowned Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and the all-time top scorer for the Spanish national team, David Villa. These signings are expected to have a huge impact on the MLS. Bringing in players of this caliber will help grow interest in the MLS as well as a higher level of skill in the league. Another big signing that very much helped the MLS occurred in 2010, when the New York Red Bulls signed legendary French striker Thierry Henry. Henry transformed a mediocre Red Bulls team into championship contenders.Two big signings like this — especially two players joining the same team — will go a very long way in promoting the MLS and making it a more competitive league.