The threat of the closed door looms in England, Barça at an impasse for Matthijs de Ligt, Sevilla FC has made Anthony Martial their priority, find in your Foot Transfer market press review the latest information from the European sports press.
England is shaking
While Boxing Day will start today with several meetings already postponed, we fear the worst across the Channel. More than ever, the threat of closed doors hangs over the Premier League more than ever, as sporting events take place behind closed doors in Wales and in front of a very small audience in Scotland. To avoid this disaster scenario, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has a plan, as detailed in Sunday mirror. Barrier gestures are on the program with wearing a mask in public places, respecting safety distances and regular hand washing. If the Sunday Express asks to take this threat seriously, we prefer to be ironic on the side of the Sunday Star : “Caught in a mask”, can we read. Same story on one of the Sun, “Hide problems”, writes the English tabloid.
Things get stuck for Matthijs de Ligt
Eager to strengthen his central defense at FC Barcelona, Xavi would have set his sights on Matthijs de Ligt. As the newspaper explains Sport, the 22-year-old defender would be in favor of an arrival, but Barça faces a deadlock. The player’s salary. The latter receives around 8M euros from Juventus, which frightens the club. Without counting the 150M euros of its release clause which should make the operation very very complicated. But when we love, we don’t count, we say.
As revealed byEstadio Deportivo on its front page, Sevilla FC has made Anthony Martial its priority for this winter. With the absence of Munir El-Haddadi and Youssef En-Nesyri who will participate in the CAN, Sevilla FC urgently needs reinforcement in this position. Julen Lopetegui greatly appreciates the versatility of the Frenchman, who would also be seduced by this option and especially by the idea of obtaining more playing time than what Manchester United offers him. A loan is under consideration, to be continued.