We’re now just weeks away from getting this pesky season business out the way, so the transfer window can start once again.
Clubs across Europe are already beginning their preparations for squad overhauls, and that usually involves spending money. A whole lot of money.
Here are four stories doing the rounds today.
Everton Eye Championship Wonderkid as Striker Woes Continue
With strikers Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin struggling in front of goal, Everton have had to look elsewhere for their goals this season. Both Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson have come up with the goods, but teams don’t often make it far without a reliable forward.
Fortunately for the Toffees, recruitment guru Marcel Brands has identified Birmingham City starlet Che Adams as the solution to their problem. According to Football Insider, Brands sees the 22-year-old as a certified future star, and they will do all they can to sign him this summer.
Adams has racked up 22 goals in the Championship this season, prompting interest from the likes of Southampton and Burnley. Everton need goals, and Adams scores plenty of them. Seems like a match made in heaven.
MLS Star ‘Happy’ to Be Watched by Man Utd Scouts
As soon as any player looks even slightly good, they tend to get linked to Manchester United. The latest man to find himself on their radar is D.C. United star Luciano Acosta, but there actually is some substance to this story.
Scouts from the Red Devils went to watch Acosta in Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Los Angeles FC, and the 24-year-old admitted that he was delighted to have drawn interest from such a big club.
With Paris Saint-Germain also said to be keen on Acosta, United may have a real battle on their hands here.
West Ham Target Finally Breaks Silence as Real Madrid & Barcelona Enter Race
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, you’ve probably heard about West Ham United’s pursuit of Maxi Gomez. The Celta Vigo man was said to be nearing a €50m move to the Hammers, but he remained quiet as the move failed to materialise.
However, for the first time since September 2018, Gomez has spoken. According to El Desmarque, the 22-year-old has confessed that he has no idea whether he is going to stay or go, leaving the door open to a summer exit.
If he does go, he will have no shortage of offers. Real Madrid and Barcelona now both want him, thanks to his 12 La Liga goals this season. Can West Ham compete with those two? Stay tuned.
West Ham Ready £165,000-a-Week Offer for Edin Dzeko
This summers looks to be a busy one for the Hammers. If they can’t land Gomez, they want Roma hitman Edin Dzeko, and they are prepared to pay big bucks to convince him to join.
The Express claim Manuel Pellegrini is happy to offer Dzeko a huge £165,000-a-week contract, as he looks to reunite with the striker with whom he spent several years at Manchester City.
With Andy Carroll nearing the exit door at the London Stadium, West Ham want someone to take them to the next level, and Dzeko could be that man.