Football Transfer Zone : Ibrahimovic to Ac Milan , Masch to Barca
Javier Mascherano completed his much hyped move to the nou camp after a long and bitter saga involving the player and the club . With this , Mascherano finds himself surrounded by top class players and with his capture , Barcelona surely becomes favourite, to win the continental prize . However, Roy Hodgeson has wasted no time and brought in Raul Mereiles as his replacement from Porto . A hard working and an intelligent midfielder , this seems to me as a very good replacement for mascherano .
Moving to Manchester , the citizens have finally been able to convince given about his future prospects which has led to the Irish international committing to Manchester city for the time being . This can prove to be a very big step towards Champions League qualification . Other major premier league transfer news include the transfer of Wigan international Paul Scharner to West Brom and the reported interest of Stoke City in the Icelandic striker Eidur Gudhohnsen .
Fabregas and transfer rumours go side by side and the latest is an interest from Champions League winners Inter Milan . However Arsene Wenger has been quick to quash the rumours .
Meanwhile in Spain , David Trezeguet has done which many top players would not even dream to do by signing for Hercules , a newly promoted Primera Division outfit . Released by Juventus after a decade which consisted of several league titles and international honours , Trezeguet has taken the bold initiative to move to a lower club . “I wanted to know the Spanish league. For me it was an important objective in my career,” the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship winner was quoted saying the above statement.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has completed a shock loan deal to move from Barcelona to AC Milan , one year after a huge 60+ million pound move to Barcelona . Ibrahimovic sign a four-year contract with the Italian team but that will not kick in until after the 2010-11 campaign, when Milan can complete the deal by paying 24 million euros. He would however face stiff competition here too from the likes of Pato and Ronaldinho .
The transfer window ends tonight and previous years tell that a flurry of activities and last day shock signings are a norm rather than an exception . So , lets see what surprise is in store for us this time .