The FIFA World Cup in Russia that started on the 14th of June has obviously eclipsed all other football news. But, nevertheless, very soon, on the 21st of July top European clubs will start exhibition and test matches. And now favorites of the new Champions League tournament are actively holding their summer transfer campaign.
Another strengthening was made by the permanent champion of Germany. The attacking midfielder from Schalke Leon Goretzka became the new football player of the Munich grandee. And, in the status of the free agent the recent participant of the FIFA World Cup in Russia had come to the hosts of Allianz Arena absolutely free of charge. At the same time Bayern has received €40 million for transfer of the Brazilian winger of Douglas Costa to Juventus.
After the end of the Spanish season the World champion 2010 Fernando Torres has finished long-term (with some breaks) career in Atlético Madrid and became the free agent. According to the Spanish media, Fernando has actively turned the eye on the other side of Atlantic where another hero of Furia Roja is playing on the South African FIFA World Cup – David Villa.
And the attacking midfielder of Monaco and the French national team Thomas Lemar became the main transfer goal of team of Diego Simeone for whom the team is eager to pay €70 million.
Another key football player of Monegasques has strengthen the finalist of the Champions League. Brazilian Fabinho who can be useful on three various positions – the right wingback, the centre back and the basic midfielder became the new player of Liverpool. The transfer sum – €50 million.
As we see, the American bosses of Anfield are dreaming to see their team under the leadership of Jürgen Klopp on the European Olympus and therefore generously spend their money on strengthening of the squad. And now, bearing in mind the winter transfer of the Dutch centre back Virgil van Dijk and successful transfer from Leipzig, Germany of the Guinean attacking midfielder Naby Leye Keïta, the total sum of money spent by Liverpool this year was €195 million.
Inter Milan which has come back to the Champions League after a six-year break is quite active in the transfer market. Already now Luciano Spalletti’s team was strengthened by the centre back from Lazio Stefan de Vrij, left wing back from Juventus Kwadwo Asamoah and the Belgian all-around football player from Roma Radja Nainggolan.
Without earlier irreplaceable basic midfielder the defense of the Reds often reminds the double-exit courtyard, and, even in matches with such frankly weak rivals as the national team of Japan (3:2). Nerazzurri have paid €38 million for a transfer of the all-around player.