Which Clubs Are Looking to do Business During the Euros?
While the majority of England fans will have their eyes glued on the television during the Euros, the Premier League’s selection of down-trodden managers are busy earning their salary this summer. Not only is this important for the wealth of new managers who are joining this EPL this summer, but it will also enable teams to snap up bargains during the formative stages of the tournament. A number of clubs are looking to do business during the Euros, in a bid to successfully build their squads before the new season.
With this in mind, here are three transfer rumours to follow throughout a tournament that has already made a few stars…
Ante Coric, Dinamo Zagreb to West Ham United
Croatia have had a great start to the summer so far, although Ante Coric has had very little part to play. Despite this, there is still a chance to emerge as a genuine superstar.
This has prompted ambitious West Ham manager Slaven Bilic to make a cheeky bid for the Dinamo Zagreb wonder-kid, in a bid to secure the deal before the midfielder becomes hot property after the finals. Zagreb are keen to hold out until after Euro 2016, however, in the hope that they can inflate the youngsters price and attract the attention of Europe’s leading super-powers.
This is certainly one to watch in the next few weeks, with other clubs likely to enter the fray once the tournament starts.
Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante, Leicester City to Arsenal
If the Foxes had one big fear after their title success, it was that Europe’s top clubs would enter the market for their best players. This fear could come to fruition shortly, with Arsenal having made an aggressive play for striker Jamie Vardy and tireless midfielder N’Golo Kante.
With both players having jetted off to the Euro 2016 finals, these deals are unlikely to be confirmed until after the tournament is finished (if they are completed at all, that is). The Gunners will work behind the scenes to secure the services of these players, however, ensuring that they beat off any competition from rival teams.
Zlatan Ibrahamovic, Free Agent to Manchester United
With Zlatan Ibrahamovic now a free agent after three stunning seasons at PSG, clubs across Europe have been pursuing one of Europe’s most gifted and coveted talents. The striker has dropped numerous hints about his future, however, with his fulsome praise of new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho potentially telling.
The two worked well together at Inter Milan, with both extremely complimentary about the other’s talents. With Manchester United also desperately in need of some charismatic and world-class players, the irrepressible Zlatan could well be confirmed as a Red Devils’ star before the tournament commences.