5 Hottest Winter Transfers that will be influenced by the 'PSG-Neymar' effect
Neymar's transfer from Barcelona to PSG shattered the record for the highest transfer fee ever paid. The € 222 million deal brought with it a sudden inflation in the market.
In the aftermath of such a deal, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accurately described the problem manager’s faced.
“I think he’s expensive in the fact that now you are going to have more players at 100 million pounds, you are going to have more players at 80 million and more players at 60 million. I think that’s the problem,” he said
Good players suddenly found their market value soar like never before. This raised many questions about the future of the transfer market.
The recent transfer of Van Dijk from Southampton to Liverpool was worth a preposterous £75 million. Van Dijk definitely needs to thank PSG and Neymar for that. Liverpool’s latest acquisition just gave us a hint of what one can expect in this transfer window.
Here are the list 5 players for whom clubs will be willing to pay a ridiculous amount this January.
Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal)
Since his arrival in the summer of 2014 from Barcelona, Sanchez has been a huge influence at the Emirates. His stay at Arsenal will soon come to an end as his contract is set to expire in the next few months. He has scored 80 goals in 163 appearances for the Gunners. Predominantly a left winger, he brought with him the much-needed pace and creative spark that Arsenal needed. His ability to dribble past defenders was a treat to watch. His recent dip in form raised some concerns but he silenced his critics by scoring twice in the game against Crystal Palace.
In recent weeks, he has been the centre of a dressing room controversy. Most players in the team have requested the management to sell him this January. Many have labelled him a divisive influence. In his last game against Crystal Palace, 5 outfield players refused to celebrate his goal. Arsene Wenger will have his hands tied up as his best players are all set on leaving the club. His inability to keep players will definitely cost the Gunners this season.
Manchester City and Barcelona are willing to spend huge bucks to get the star player. With a market value of £60 million, there is no doubt that this transfer will raise eyebrows.