With the transfer window underway, clubs and players are putting speculations to rest and announcing their moves to clubs across Europe. One of the bigger transfers of the season so far was revealed by Manchester City boss himself, Robert Mancini, declaring that Wolfsburgs starlet Edin Dzeko would soon be joining his side at Eastlands. The 24 year old Bosnian was Bundesliga’s top scorer last season with 22 goals, boasting a career total of 84 goals in 122 games. The transfer – believed to be roughly £27 million – is expected to be completed after City’s match at Arsenal on Wednesday.
While some players know exactly what club will be their new home, some big names are still leaving room for a lot of speculation.
Ronaldinho. The infamous Brazilian has left obvious signs of wanting leaving his side, AC Milan, this transfer window. His wild partying and late nights have left Milan boss Allegri with no hope of taming the Brazil legend and has allowed him to leave. Brazilian sides Flamengo, Palmeiras and Gremio are leading the chase to bring him back to his homeland, but none are able to match Blackburn Rovers lucrative offer of £20 million.
Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan striker currently playing at Dutch side Ajax could be looking to make a move to the Premier League IF the right team comes calling. With no shortage of suitors, Suarez seems to be eying Arsenal or Manchester United, stating “If they call, you listen. I would only leave Ajax for a team in that category.” Comments like this have other teams frustrated, but still attempting to attract him, with the likes of Liverpool willing to offer a bid in the region of £18 million.
Beckham. The LA Galaxy star is keen on returning to the Premier League on loan during the MLS’ off season. Tottenham are favorites, but that hasn’t discouraged Newcastle and Blackburn from showing their interest. Tottenham boss Redknapp joked, “I see Blackburn are in as well. Maybe they have more to offer him. They can offer him free chicken for life and we can’t compete with that.” Beckham would be able to play up to 11 games before the MLS season resumes on March 15.
Whether they’ll end up making a move across Europe or heading back to the homeland, you can guarantee they will be driving speculators crazy and keep fans on the edge of their seats.