Jeff Hendrick is officially a free agent after running to the end of his Burnley contract this week. As speculation mounts surrounding his move to Milan, we look at how he might fit into the Rossoneri side. Hendrick showed that he can play as both an attacking and defensive midfielder, and could be a good back-up option in Milan’s 4-2-3-1 lineup.
It is no longer news that Inter are closing in on a deal to sign Real Madrid right-back Achraf Hakimi. The Moroccan international is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund, but his two-year arrangement is coming to an end. Real Madrid sent himout on loan with the hopes of him returning as a starter, but it would appear his future rather lies under Antonio Conte.
Arkadiusz Milik could well be one of the players departing from Napoli this summer. With details over his contract still stalling as it stands, it’s not far-fetched to think he’ll be on his way out of the club. Should he leave, Lille’s Victor Osimhen lies in wait as a potential candidate to lead the forward line under Gennaro Gattuso next season.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, we take a look at how the crisis may end up impacting the upcoming transfer market window for the Serie A clubs. Player wages may become a problem for multiple teams, which might be forced to sell their best forces for a lower price and mostly resort to swap deals to keep things in balance.
The January transfer market window is officially closed and the Serie A has seen its usual loan deals going through. It’s been a pretty interesting month for the Italian clubs so let’s take a deeper look into the business every side has undergone in this massive recap post of the Calciomercato session. We will also be rating each club’s campaign.
Inter are currently sitting second in the Serie A table – 4 points off leaders Juventus – but are starting to lose tempo. The Nerazzurri need some good back-ups for their starters and have been looking mostly at the Premier League to fill in their gaps. Players set to join Antonio Conte’s side include Olivier Giroud and Victor Moses, while Ashley Young already landed in Milano.
Last week, Fiorentina confirmed the signing of Patrick Cutrone from Wolverhampton Wanderers. The former Milan striker may have the perfect partner in crime in Florence in the person of Federico Chiesa. If they manage to click, the two could form a lethal partnership to bolster the Viola’s attack and save a season which has been well below expectations so far.
It’s no secret that Genoa have been having a poor season so far, but since new coach Davide Nicola took over they have shown signs of life. Their first move on the transfer market was bringing back on loan former goalkeeper and academy product Mattia Perin from Juventus. Perin’s return to his boyhood club coincided with the benching of Romania’s Ionut Radu.
In today’s edition of our Stickers Swapping column, we take a look at some of the top club’s market situation and how they should be acting in this transfer window. Juventus and Milan were the first to move, securing the services of Dejan Kulusevski and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but Serie A might be set to welcome back some big names like Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal…
The Cult of Calcio’s Stickers Swapping column brings you the best of the calciomercato trends and rumors, looking at who’s set to close the next big deal in the transfer market and who has already done it. Here’s how Juventus managed to sign forward Dejan Kulusevski, a 19-old-sensation who already tallied 4 goals and 7 assist in 17 appearances with Parma.