5 transfers that definitely won't happen this year
Never say never, yes I know all about that. It is not right to tempt fate because, well, it has a way to come back and bite you in the behind. Nevertheless, there are some certainties in life and the motive of this slideshow is to depict that.
Transfer windows are always a source of entertainment as they continually provide the football fraternity with some outrageous rumours. Sometimes, however, some crazy rumours go on to become a reality.
But in most cases, it doesn’t happen, and these rumours remain rumours — Such rumours are just means to make money for the outlets. And in the ongoing window, we have seen several rumours that fall into the latter category.
That being said, here are 5 rumours we've seen in recent times, that promise to not reach fruition. Not this year, at least...
#5 Toni Kroos to Manchester United
Source of this rumour?
The originator of this rumour is none other than the infamous Don Balon, who aren’t reputed to be a reliable source. After all, you can’t really trust an outlet that links every player with every club almost every day. They claimed that Madrid would sell him to United in order to raise money for the signing of Neymar.
Why this won’t happen?
Toni Kroos is 28-years-old and is a midfielder who sets the tempo of the game from the middle of the park. He doesn’t make driving runs and isn’t a workhorse. He simply connects the dots from the centre. Further, he is only going to begin to hit his peak over the next few years.
At 28, he is only just entering his best years and there is no way under the blue sky that Real Madrid would sell him at his peak to United. And about raising money, Real Madrid have other players for that. Besides, United are the ones that need to balance the books after the expensive forays in the last two windows—and not Real Madrid.