Apparently, some clubs have already been preparing for the next summer's transfer window, as they don't want to settle for second best in Europe's top-5 leagues. Of course, the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea, Juventus and others still have some loopholes to fill in their teams. So, the 2022 transfer window will be very busy for selling and buying players.
According to several reports, many top-flight clubs have been linked with players of their choice, so as to be able to standout in all competitions next season. Frankly, the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal equipped their squads during last summer's transfer window, but they still have to sign more new brilliant and experienced footballers.
Meanwhile, there are three big transfers that could happen in Europe's top-5 leagues next summer, having seen how the clubs are planning to strengthen their teams with new ballers. Obviously, not all the football clubs love signing players during January's window, but almost all the ones in Europe usually add new footballers to their teams in the summer.
With the look of things, the 2022-2023 season will be very interesting, because some players haven't penned a new deal with their current clubs, which means they will be available in June 2022. With that being said, these three big transfers could be completed next summer's transfer window, as regards how the clubs are preparing for the next campaign.
1. Raheem Sterling - Manchester City to Barcelona
According to Diario Sport, the Bluagranas are currently linked with the Pep Guardiola's man, as they are planning to balance their frontline next season. Of course, Barcelona are going through a lot this campaign, so they have to sign more new players to equip their squad. Without a doubt, Raheem Sterling has the potential to boost the Catalans' performance, especially when their attacking line is leaking. Since the Spanish gaffer is reportedly planning to offload him next year, then his deal may come easily for Barcelona. Every player's dream is to play for the LaLiga side, so the Englishman will definitely accept the deal. With the likes of Sergio Agüero, Memphis Depay, Ousmane Dembélé and Ansu Fati at Camp Nou, Sterling has the ability and experience to upgrade their attacking threat, so as to be able to outplay their competitors in the world of football.
2. Matthijs de Ligt - Juventus to Chelsea
Obviously, the Thomas Tuchel's side will lose two or three big players at the back next season, because the likes of Thiago Silva and César Azpilicueta may not extend their contracts at Stamford Bridge. As a result of that, Chelsea have been linked with Juventus' Matthijs de Ligt, in order to balance their defense line in the absence of those players. According to the Daily Mirror, the Blues have already planned to get his signature next summer, as Mino Raiola is trying to get him a new club. Having seen the loopholes in Chelsea's squad, they really need a brilliant and tactical centre-back, to be able to continue with their 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 formation. Therefore, the Blues are going for either Matthijs de Ligt or Sevilla's Jules Konde next summer, so as to stay composed at the back.
3. Antonio Rüdiger - Chelsea to Bayern Munich
At the moment, the German centre-back may leave Stamford Bridge next year, because nothing has been agreed about his contract extension. As a result of that, the Bavarians are currently linked with him, as Julian Nagelsmann wants him to be part of his project at the club in 2022-2023. Of course, Antonio Rüdiger has improved massively, in line with his statistics since the beginning of the 2020-2021 campaign. However, Chelsea are not ready to increase his wages, and he may not sign a new contract with the Thomas Tuchel's side. Reportedly, the likes of Barcelona and PSG are also interested in him, but the Bavarians are leading the race to get his signature. Potentially, the German defender will fit in perfectly at Bayern Munich, especially because he will have Nagelsmann as his manager.
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