TRANSFER – Neymar talks about his situation at PSG, Vinicius does not envisage a departure from Real, Mertens will leave Naples, Alvaro Gonzalez wants OM to buy it … Here is today's mercato bulletin.
… and Vinicius responds to rumors
Still on the side of PSG, Vinicius Jr is regularly associated with rumors from the transfer window. Recently, someone even explained that the Real Madrid player could be included in a possible deal for Kylian Mbappé. The problem, the Brazilian doesn't seem ready to leave Merengues. "PSG? My dream is to always play Real Madrid. I want to make history here. A departure in January? I want to become. I've never thought of leaving", he said in comments that were forwarded by AS.
- Our opinion : Zidane doesn't seem to fully believe in Vinicius. The Madrid press regularly mentions a departure (even on loan in January) for him. But the will of a player often wins over the rest …
Mertens and badge to the door
Naples is in the process of experiencing major changes. If Carlo Ancelotti left the door Tuesday night, he should not be the only one. according to Gazzetta dello SportLorenzo Insigne should actually pack their bags at the end of the season. And the arrival of Gennaro Gattuso on the bench will not change anything. Dries Mertens and José Callejon, at the end of the contract, should also not be elected by club president Aurelio De Laurentiis partenopeo. Time for a big cleaning?
- Our opinion : Naples needs new blood, some elements are at the end of the cycle. Summer looks hot.
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Barça to sell Aleña
The author of a very good match against Inter Milan (1-2) on Tuesday night, Carles Aleña is close to leaving Barça. according to Mundo Deportivo, the midfielder should join Betis Sevilla in January next year. The Spanish media is talking about a loan with an option to buy. As often, Blaugrana should include a "recomp" in this deal, a buyout option in the event of a final transfer to Realis next summer.
- Our opinion : Aleña hinted at some nice things Tuesday night. The problem, his playing time is too limited for Barça. Logical start for the player, who seems to promise a great future.
Liverpool is interested in Minamino, OM as well
Sky Sports said Liverpool could have a nice hit in January. The British chain, always well informed, announces that the Red are actually very interested in Takumi Minamino. Red Bull Salzburg player allegedly "impressed"The English club, who met him during the Champions League group stage. His release clause is set at 8 million euros. A five-year contract will be discussed between the parties. Minamino would also be interested in Serie A and Ligue 1 clubs as OM says The Guardian. But according to Mirror, the reds have to sign the Japanese player. The tabloid said that the European champion also lured Manchester United on this issue, while the Red Devils had been monitoring the player for months.
- Our opinion : A player with excellent value for money. Liverpool do well to be interested.
Alvaro Gonzalez wants Marseille to buy it
The Spanish defender loaned to OM by Villarreal wants to stay in Marseille. The 29-year-old made the announcement Thursday at a press conference. "I have to keep linking the right games so that OM will eventually buy me, he said at first. I hope it will be official as soon as possible because I will be staying here for four years, well this year plus three more"In his nine matches played this season in L1, Alvaro Gonzalez has held eight games. This shows that André Villas-Boas seems to trust him.
- Our opinion: If both sides want to continue the adventure, it is likely that Alvaro Gonzalez will be Marseilles next year.