Bellingham, player with the highest market value, valued at 208 million euros
In its weekly letter, the Calcio Observatory is interested in the list of the 100 players currently with the highest market value on the transfer market. The CIES ranks Jude Bellingham as number 1, with an estimated value of €208.2 million. The England international, impressive at the World Cup, is under contract until 2025 in Dortmund.
He is ahead of Phil Foden (200.5 million) and Kylian Mbappé (190.7 million). Vinicius is fourth (190.5 million), followed by Erling Haaland (174.9 million), Pedri (170.2 million) and Gavi (147.6 million).
Saint-Etienne has found its goalkeeper
Gautier Larsonneur will be AS Saint Etienne’s next goalkeeper. The Valenciennes goalkeeper will join the club from Saint-Etienne at the end of the afternoon, where he will undergo his medical in the evening. The transfer fee amounts to 1.5 million euros and he will commit to two-and-a-half years with the Ligue 2 resident.
Butland approaches Manchester United
According to Fabrizio Romano and The Athletic, Jack Butland will undergo a medical this Thursday at Manchester United. The 29-year-old goalkeeper will be on loan until the end of the season from Crystal Palace, where he has six months left on his contract (the Eagles have a one-year renewal option). One way for the Red Devils to make up for the farewell of Martin Dúbravka, recalled from loan from Newcastle. Butland will be number 2 behind David De Gea.
Bayern: towards a surprise rookie in defense
PSG’s next opponents in the Champions League, Bayern are expected to quickly register the signing of Daley Blind according to The Athletic. Information confirmed by Image in Germany, who specifies that he will sign for six months, with an option for another season. Capable of playing from left full-back, where Lucas Hernandez is out of bounds, the Dutch defender could sign for free in Bavaria.
A few weeks after his release from Ajax, the 32-year-old Dutchman could therefore afford a nice new challenge in Monaco. He will soon have his medical there according to British media.
Everton: Rooney in shortlist if Lampard leaves
Frank Lampard’s future appears increasingly uncertain as Everton coach, currently 17th and first relegated to the Premier League. The management is already studying how to succeed the English coach. And one of them would lead to a former son of the club: Wayne Rooney, according to The Sun. Trained at the Toffees before exploding at Manchester United, the former striker returned to play there for one season (2017-2018). Lui ended his career in 2021 and retrained as a coach. Rooney had revealed he dismissed Everton last year after Rafael Benitez was ousted. Will he change his mind this time as he is currently on the bench for US team DC United? The next few days will tell.
Rooney is not the only profile studied by the leaders of the Liverpool club: also mentioned are Sean Dyche and Roberto Martinez, former Belgium coach who also worked on the Everton bench (2013-2016).
Bellingham ‘on the way’ for Real Madrid, says Marca
According to Marca, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham (19) is “on track” to move to Real Madrid. The Spanish top management would be confident of welcoming the English star, very visible at the last World Cup, who will not extend his contract with Dortmund. The price of him is already estimated at 100 million euros.
Bayern finally keep their goalkeeper
According to Sky Germany, Bayern Munich have finally found a replacement for Manuel Neuer, who suffered a skiing injury and will be out for a long time. And it won’t be Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), as was once whispered.
Bayern have reached an agreement with Borussia Mönchengladbach for the transfer of Swiss international Yann Sommer. The latter will be committed until 2025. He should be in goal for the round of 16 of the Champions League against PSG during which he will find Kylian Mbappé, from whom he had taken a shot on goal in the round of 16 of Euro 2021.
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