(ESP-ENG) Qué nos dejó el mercado de fichajes?
Hello friends, good vibes to all.
On September 1, the summer transfer market officially closed in Europe, this does not mean that there are still some moves that cannot be made, but the reality is that signing in some leagues, if not in all of them, is prohibited. It must be said that it has been one of the busiest markets in recent years basically because of the special "guests" who made an appearance in the last two months and yes, I'm talking about the Arabs who seemed to dismantle and broke a little with the harmony of what could be a regular market. But today we are not going to talk so much about them, but rather about what happened in general with some movements and those things that caught my attention.
I want to start with Spain. Real Madrid's transfer policy was strange, I do not want to think that they are saving for next year to see if in 2024 Mbappé finally arrives, honestly the subject is already tiring, but that they have not signed a "9" and therefore the shirt is vacant is strange. From Benzema you can not go to Joselu, with all due respect, the merengues need a strong name of area and they do not have it and if we add to this the injury of Vinicius then say that the front is serious. But it's not all bad, Jude Bellingham arrived to calm the waters a bit and look what he is doing with goals. I think this player has been one of the best signings the club has made in many years. Did Madrid do badly then? - I think they fell short, yes, and they will notice that later in the season.
They lost Ansu Fati, Abde, a big mistake for me, Dembélé, Busquets, Alba, Kessie, but Joao Félix, Cancelo, Gündogan, Iñigo Martínez, etc. arrived. Barca despite the Financial Fair Play moved quite well considering the names that landed at the culé club. The Abde thing I didn't understand, he is one of those young players who could give a lot and had shown things when he played but in the end they decided to sell him, strange move if you ask me. The two Portuguese players are on loan without option to buy, we will have to see how this is handled. Anyway, the quality of the two is great, I think they can contribute a lot to Barca's game, especially Joao Felix, who if he focuses on playing and doing things well, can grow more than he already is.
In England it was even crazier, especially with Chelsea who spent more than 1 billion pounds in the last markets, just as you read it and all to continue without seeing results, it is that this club is impressive. In these months more than 20 players left and 12 arrived, if you check name by name the difference in quality between departures and arrivals is remarkable. The only ones saved from those arrivals are Nicolas Jackson, the Senegalese striker, Moisés Caicedo and Cole Palmer, who is a real jewel in the rough coming from City. Todd Boehly, the North American owner, promised a revolution and a big move last year and look what he is achieving.
In the same English lands we have City who took Jeremy Doku, Belgian striker and Matheus Nunes, they are players with modest names but if Pep asked them for something it was for something. It's true that De Bruyne got injured but I think that with the squad they have they can easily cover that loss. United finally signed the Moroccan Sofyan Amrabat, this was a novel that had been going on for months, the player wanted to go to Manchester and for reasons he had not been able to complete the transfer and also Sergio Reguilón, the former Madrid and Tottenham arrives to reinforce the left side. The truth is that Ten Hag's team signed well, remember that these are not the only ones but the most current ones.
Finally Liverpool also moved a bit with the Japanese Wataru Endo, a midfielder with a lot of mobility and play coming from Stuttgart and the most recent Ryan Gravenberch, who comes from Bayern who also plays as a midfielder. Certainly Klopp's side are a bit short of people in that position, even up front it is possible. And as a last minute transfer we have Ansu Fati to Brighton, an English team that is giving a lot to talk about for its great play and performance. Ansu leaves Barca with the intention of gaining minutes, for me it was another mistake by the Culés but undoubtedly this will be a good thing for the young Spaniard and for this team that will play Europa League.
And to top it all off, we have one of the big movements of the market and that curiously was not so much talked about, I am referring to Harry Kane, who came to Bayern to win titles that he won at Tottenham. He was linked with Madrid but finally it was the Bavarians who took him. A great signing who is a guarantee of goals, as indeed he is already proving. Lukaku's drama was also closed by leaving for Mourinho's Roma after the Belgian's choice was to stay at Inter and go to Juventus, but in the end it was the Belgian's choice. And Benjamin Pavard leaves Bayern for Inter after a fairly favorable passage at the German club.
In the end it was a very busy transfer market, basically because of the money coming from Arabia and their signings that left more than one person, including myself, speechless. As I have already said, this will not be the end of that market, the Arabs are just warming up for what will be the next seasons. At the domestic level and I mean within Europe I must say that I expected more things, it is true that there were certain movements but very few of renown, the seasons are becoming more complicated due to the absurd amount of games that there are and that is being reflected in the many casualties that there are today. That was one of the reasons why we could expect more movements but it was not the case. We will have to wait for the winter market and see if any piece ends up moving.
¡Un abrazo a todos, nos leemos en la próxima!
Well my people that's all for today, I hope you liked it.
¡Hugs to all, see you next time!