During the summer transfer period, European clubs can traditionally strengthen their teams or eliminate unnecessary players, unloading the salary. So, let’s talk about the main official transitions of summer off-season in top European championships and put the theory into practice while placing at bet here.
Fábio Daniel Ferreira Vieira Joins “Gunners”
The London “Arsenal” has announced the transfer of Fábio Daniel Ferreira Vieira, the “Porto” midfielder. A 22-year-old footballer signed a long-term contract with the club. The “Gunners” paid about 40 million euros for the Portuguese, of which five million were bonuses. In the new club, Vieira will play under the 21st number. The player has also agreed on personal terms, and the contract will last until June 2027.
For his first team, “Porto,” Vieira played 76 matches in all tournaments, scored ten goals, and provided 18 assists.
The “Arsenal” manager Mikel Arteta has personally initiated the acquisition of Vieira. Thus, the Portuguese can become the club’s second summer acquisition after a 19-year-old Marquinhos, a Brazilian defender.
On May 30, Vieira celebrated his birthday. A short (170 cm) only and not too athletic (hopefully, temporarily) lefty footballer performs as the attacking halfback or left midfielder. It should be noted that the previous season was the best in his career.
So, if Fabio repeats the most impressive moments in his new team, the odds on “Arsenal” may significantly rise. For now, the situation is disappointing.
Probably, many remember jokes about “Arsenal” and its fourth place. The humor is clear: the club spent more than 3000 days on the fourth. Moreover, it was its most popular position: “Arsenal” has finished fourth seven times since the season-1992/93, and six were in the nine-season segment (2005/06 – 2013/14).
Hence, you should agree that six consecutive seasons outside the top-4 is a sad time for “Arsenal.”
Sadio Mané Will Play for “Bayern”
The Senegalese striker Sadio Mané left English “Liverpool” for German “Bayern.” A 30-year-old footballer signed a contract before the summer of 2025. As mass media report, the transfer of the Senegalese cost the German club nearly 32 million euros, excluding bonuses. Mané’s salary in the “Bayern” team will reach 20 million euros before taxes. The forward scored 23 goals and gave five assists in 51 matches in all tournaments in the season 2021/22.
Former “Liverpool” footballer John Barnes shared his opinion on the forward’ upcoming transition. Generally, his view is rather philosophical. He believes that players regularly come and go. And this is how modern football develops. The only thing clubs can ask their players is 100% commitment while they are on the team. That’s what Sadio Mané did. In other words, he gave everything and did all the best for the team.
It is sad to see how Sadio goes, but he needs new challenges. According to the player, the «Liverpool” club has no chance to become the champions of England due to a lag of 19 points from the leading “Manchester City.” In contrast, “Bayern” is a strong team focused on trophies, and Mané hopes to reinforce it. Moreover, the footballer won financially.
In turn, Herbert Hainer, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayern Munich, considers Sadio the world star. He believes that the player enhances Bavarians’ awareness and raises the prestige of the entire Bundesliga.
Nevertheless, the time will tell. Yet, if you’ve got your conclusions Mane’s performance in Bayern, make predictions at https://gg.bet/en/esports/.
Dani Alves Leaves “Blaugranas”
The Brazilian right-back Daniel Alves da Silva, known as Dani Alves, announced his exit from “Barcelona.” His contract with “Barça” is due on June 30, 2022. The Catalan club decided not to sign a new deal with the 39-year-old Brazilian. The Brazilian veteran joined Barcelona for the second time late last year. In the season-2021/22, the right-back held 16 matches for “blaugranas” and distinguished himself with one goal and three effective assists.
Does “Barcelona” lose much? Let’s see.
With the 38-year-old Alves, “Barça” has never failed in the championship (although it was defeated in the Cup and Super Cup), earned seven points in three matches, and climbed to the unsteady fourth place. The Brazilian became an even too active hero in the victory match with “Atletico” (4:2). He scored, gave the assist, and received a red card (and at the same time, disqualification for two matches) for injuring the calf of Yannick Ferreira Carrasco.
So, Daniel Alves da Silva is a real football machine, a strong and still efficient player despite his age.
He’s obsessed with studying his rivals’ weaknesses and strengths, and then he has a plan in his head for how he’s going to play against them. He constantly pumps endurance and practice punches and assists on the soccer field. Dani realizes that football has changed and that he needs to adapt. He clearly understands what a particular match requires and gets an idea of what the coach wants.
The defender has already got offers from European clubs that he will consider soon. However, Alves would like to sign a contract for a year in which the club would have the option of unilaterally terminating the agreement after the 2022 World Cup.