Transfer market 2023 in football

Belgian striker Lukaku mulls over Saudi contract, Arsenal acquires Timber, and Everton plans defensive overhaul in summer 2023 transfers.

Summer is a hot season for the football transfer market. The window is still far from closing, but more than a month has already passed since the opening. Many agreements are still in development, but also for many transitions there is already concrete information, and for some only confirmation is awaited.

In Uzbekistan, the football season is at the very equator. Championship in full swing. Therefore, sports fans are doubly lucky. Indeed, in addition to the matches of the national championship, you can daily follow the ups and downs in the transfer market. Top European clubs and famous football players are of particular attention in this regard.

It so happened that in the summer of 2023 a large number of transitions are planned. Many teams rotate. Let’s take a look at some of the latest transfer market news.

Romelu Lukaku is offered a contract in Saudi Arabia

Romelu Lukaku in nerazzuri shirt

The Belgian striker returned to Chelsea after the end of the loan period. But in this club, the football player could not take root. Despite the fact that in 2021 the Londoners paid more than 113 million euros for the player, Lukaku failed to prove himself in the team, scoring only 8 goals in a season. Then he returned to his former team on loan. Together with Inter, Romelu became the finalist of the Champions League. Therefore, it is not surprising that Big Roma wants to change their club registration this summer, without having tried their hand at Chelsea again.

According to rumors, the Belgian would like to return to Inter Milan. In this team, Romelu was considered the main striker and felt quite comfortable there. In addition, the Belgian even agrees to a pay cut for the sake of such a transfer. But Saudi Al-Hilal intervened in the fight for the footballer. The club is willing to pay £40m for Lukaku. But the striker himself said that he wants to continue playing in Europe. Therefore, with a high degree of probability, we will soon see the Belgian again in Inter. It’s up to the management of Chelsea and the player’s manager, because the striker’s contract with the Pensioners runs until 2026.

Yurrien Timber at the Arsenal

The Gunners were close to the coveted Premier League title last season. But the team was not enough for the whole season. Arsenal passed the end of the championship, so it became clear that the team needs to be strengthened in some positions. To make the main squad more varied and create the possibility of rotation of key players.

In July, the team will go on a US tour. But before that, the Gunners managed to pull off two good transfers. First, the team signed Declan Rice for £105m, making him the most expensive English player and shattering Arsenal’s transfer record. The deal is almost completed, it remains to wait for the official announcement.

The second player, whose purchase is planned to be officially announced soon, was the acquisition of Jurrien Timber from Ajax. The Gunners are willing to shell out £38m for the 22-year-old Dutch midfielder. According to authoritative experts, Arsenal is building a competent transfer policy. And Timber can have the same impact on the team’s game as Zinchenko, significantly strengthening the team in the upcoming season.

Everton Buffs

Everton barely managed to stay in the Premier League in the previous season. The intrigue persisted until the last round. “Taffy” were considered one of the main contenders for a demotion in the class, but still resisted.

During the season, the team had many problematic positions. Therefore, it is clear that the team needs strengthening. Otherwise, next season you will again have to fight for survival in the elite division.

The club is in talks with ex-England international Ashley Young. Despite the age of 38, the experience of this footballer will definitely come in handy for the Iriska. The defender can join the team as a free agent.

Also, Sassuolo left-back Rogerio da Silva is in the scope of Everton’s interests. The player’s contract with the club expires next season. Therefore, the team may agree to a transfer so as not to lose the player for free in a year. Everton are also interested in the transfer of Fode Ballo-Ture, who plays for Milan. All these transfers are aimed at strengthening the defense, with which the team has been experiencing problems throughout the season.

If all negotiations are successful, Everton’s defensive line will change significantly, because they will come to the club:

  • Ashley Young – right back;
  • Rogerio da Silva – left back;
  • Fode Ballo-Toure is a left-back (he has experience of playing on the right flank, as well as in the support zone).

But the team is not all right with the attack either. Therefore, in this direction, the team is trying to find a worthy reinforcement. But this is not so easy to do, because the club’s budget is quite limited. Everton’s interests include Leeds’ Wilfrid Nyonto and Newcastle’s Alan Saint-Maximin. But for the first in the fight can intervene Aston Villa and Inter. And for Saint-Maximin, the transfer is still in question, since Newcastle have not yet announced their financial requests for the transfer of the player.