Summer soccer transfer 2022 fever has begun
Andriy Yarmolenko leaves West Ham
Good news for West Ham fans: the club has finally given up the idea of offering a new contract to Andriy Yarmolenko. The news is good because the Ukrainian’s departure will allow the Hammers to become stronger. Yarmolenko is West Ham’s highest-paid player with a weekly salary of £120,000. During his time in London, Andriy scored several important goals, but overall he failed to live up to the expectations placed on him.
The transfer from Borussia Dortmund and the four-year salary cost BX more than 50 million euros, with Yarmolenko spending 3,341 minutes on the field (an average of 8 full games per season) and 20 assists (an average of 5 per season). In the last two years he has 1 goal in the Premier League. Obviously, West Ham will be hoping for a significantly more effective player to come on Yarmolenko’s salary.
Interesting clause in Erling Holand’s contract with Manchester City
“Manchester City” is not the final point in the career of Erling Holand. At least that’s the conclusion that can be drawn from the fact that the contract with the Citizens involves a clause of 150 million euros. According to Bild, this important clause will take effect in 2024, while the Norwegian forward’s agreement with Man City will run until 2027.
If confirmed, it’s a hell of a detail, while at the same time having a clause absolutely fits into the principles that guide the people managing the career of Erling Holand (his father and Mino Raiola’s agency). The key principle is complete control over his career and unwillingness to become dependent on the decisions of the club.
Transitions from Salburg to Borussia Dortmund, as well as the current departure from Germany are planned in advance. And if Holland is going to change clubs again in two years, it is thought about now. Man City are believed to have won the fight for Erling from Real Madrid, but what if Florentino Perez wasn’t negotiating an instant transfer? Benzema is going to extend his contract with Real Madrid for a year to leave service in 2024. That’s when the “cream” will need the forward…
The hapless Paul Pogba in search of generous employers
The news that Bayern have joined the race for Pogba is loud and ridiculous. It seems very much like this race is virtual, like so many things in this world. The Frenchman’s agents are trying to sway interest in a talented footballer with a dubious reputation and large financial demands, but each subsequent media blurb betrays the desperation of those trying to employ the Frenchman.
Pogba was sent to Juventus, Real Madrid and Manchester City, and now they have added Bayern to that illustrious company. Very creative. Such a clumsy inclusion of Bayern in the list of applicants for Paul’s autograph is an attempt to cheer up the only top club capable of offering the Frenchman a satisfying contract. The really important and bad news for the player’s side: PSG has not moved forward on the issue of agreeing a deal to sign Pogba, the Parc de Prince has taken time to think about it. If PSG is already pondering, it’s not good at all.
Real Madrid have signed Rüdiger and are preparing a grand presentation for Mbappe
The Athletic has confirmed that the deal to transfer Antonio Rüdiger to Real Madrid on a free agent basis is closed: the German defender has undergone a medical examination and signed a contract, the announcement will be made at the end of the soccer season. Waiting in Madrid and another free agent – Kylian Mbappe, and although the French forward in principle does not say anything about his future, and PSG continues to hope for a contract extension, with each passing day this performance is more and more like a farce.
Kylian had lunch in Madrid the other day and is said to be looking for a home in the Spanish capital. Neither Real Madrid nor Mbappe want to provoke PSG, so the move will be announced after July 1, when the player’s contract with his current club fully expires. Real Madrid are reportedly preparing a royal presentation for Mbappe. It is possible that Kylian will be presented outside the Santiago Bernabeu, as the club wants to make the event large-scale and gather more than 100,000 fans.
Frankie De Jong and Eric ten Hague to reunite at Manchester United
Eric ten Hague is going to build the new Manchester United around players he can trust. One of the key players in the new project should be Frankie De Jong, who played under ten Hague at Ajax and reached the semifinals of the Champions League together. Barcelona’s willingness to consider impressive offers for De Jong has long been known, with the Catalans needing a big sale to secure their summer transfer goals.
In addition, the Dutchman has only two years left on his contract with Barça, who against the background of their financial problems simply have no right to miss out on profits. “Manchester United have already held talks on a potential deal, consultations will continue in the coming weeks, and at some point their active participant will probably be Eric ten Hague, as De Jong will have to be persuaded personally to move to a club that is without the Champions League next season and is at the beginning of a new path.