January Transfer Window Live: News and Rumours- Day 3

The New Year is upon us guys and with it comes the transfer window rumour mill cranking back into action. Whether it be the managers seeking promotion, those fighting the relegation battle or title challengers; all hands are on deck to balance the chequebooks and make the necessary transfers and offers needed by the team. The EPL isn’t left out with it’s transfer window running between 1 and 31 January.

iDONSABI takes a look at the rumours making the rounds, the complications and importance of such deals alike.

Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund – Chelsea) £58m

It is no longer news that Chelsea has signed Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund. What is rather surprising is that Sarri is unaware of the transfer according to a report by The Guardian. In a report by Skysports, it was inferred by Raphael Honigstein that the deal was only made to encourage more business opportunities with Northern American companies.

What this deal could mean? It is for plausible reasons that Chelsea has decided to bring in a winger with long-term prospects. This is owing to the fact that Hazard, Willain and Pedro are soon to be free agents in the 2019/2020 season. However, the winger would have to add a bit of cutting edge to his game after previously managing only 3 goals in 20 appearances for his Dortmund team.
Regardless, we could see Pulisic replacing Willain on the right wing and playing alongside Hazard in the coming season. Before then, let’s sit tight and watch events unfold.

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Eriksen stalls on new Tottenham deal

Christian Eriksen is in no rush to sign a new deal with his current deal expiring by the 2020 season according to a report by the London Evening Standard. The 26-year old has refused the temptation to sign a deal despite the club making offers to double his current 70, 000-per-week deal and the London club are growing twitchy about his response. When asked about the Dane, Pochettino had this to say: “The phrase is no news is good news but, in this case, I don’t know if that’s true”.

Amidst all this frenzy, interests from top clubs in Real Madrid and Barcelona have surfaced.

What this deal could mean? The Dane who has been instrumental for Tottenham this term with 7 assists to his name already, only second to the duo of Ryan Fraser and Eden Hazard (9). The rumours surrounding the prise of Pochettino by Manchester United may force the 26-year old to ply his trade somewhere else. This would inevitably limit midfield options for the London side.


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