A starting XI of transfer questions
It has been a weird summer of transfers. Most of Europe's top leagues kick off next month and yet, with a few exceptions (Real Madrid and, to a lesser degree, Juventus and Bayern Munich), there hasn't been too much going on. The window won't close until Aug. 31. In the meantime, here's an attempt at making sense of it all, with 11 questions facing 11 big clubs:
Probably, although right now the priority has to be trimming the bloated roster. Guys like
Wrong. For starters, Barça is still in the market for a forward. It probably won't be
Probably not. Obertan is one for the future -- he's a kid and needs time to develop (much like the immensely skilled
For a right back, $30 million is a heck of a lot of money. That said, Johnson has the necessary attacking tools to give Liverpool the right kind of width. But I'm not sure he's the final piece in the puzzle. Especially if Alonso goes.
Pretty much. It was pretty obvious he wasn't happy at the Emirates and the $35 million (give or take) he's likely to fetch will allow
In terms of spending, maybe. But putting this squad together will be a challenge for anyone (don't forget, City already has the likes of
It will be money well-spent if he delivers the Champions League. The problem is that Inter's activity this summer doesn't seem to make much sense.
No, but that's life. Leonardo is one of the brightest guys in the game -- he can still manage a top-three finish. But the club needs to help him. Milan needs a center forward,
Possibly, although there's still a big gap.
I can't see Toni staying, given that